Baby, it's cold outside, but 'you warm my heart'. A lovely wintery Valentine.
This lovely girl all bundled up for warmth is a digital stamp from The East Wind. I printed the image on lightweight watercolour cardstock (80lb) and then sprayed it with hairspray to 'fix' the printer ink so I could use water-based medium on it.
To colour images, I use Distress Ink and water brushes. For this project, I used a set of waterbrushes I recently got, Pental Aquash.
I like the feel of the Pental brushes. The bristles are very smooth and almost plastic-y which, when I felt them, I didn't think I would like. But, as I used them, they have a great feel. They were a bit wetter than I like at first, with a good flow from the reservoir to the brush after they were filled the first time. But, after I dried the brush with a paper towel (and wiped it ocassionally), I could easily control the amount of wet. I really like the shape of the brushes and the way they pick up and hold pigment but also clean easily. I mostly used the medium and small brushes for this image. The colours I used are in the supply list above.
I used a Spellbinders oval die to cut the image.
For the background, I used a metal stencil, also from Spellbinders, long long retired, and blending tool with Tumbled Glass and Broken China.
I added the stenciled background and image directly to the card base without dimension. I also stamped on a sentiment from the On Cup at a Time set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps using the Misti.
To add some interest inside the card, I stenciled on some of the snow flakes with Tumbled Glass.
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