Thursday 20 December 2018

12 Cards of Christmas #8

Sleigh Ride

I haven't had time to create any more cards after this one and the Christmas prep is taking up so much of my time but I love it. I may have over estimated how many different designs I could get done!

For this card I found an old flat square stamp and used it to create the blue square by pressing some iced spruce and faded jeans distress oxides onto it, spritzing with water and stamping onto watercolour paper.

I took an old set of Tim's stamps called Deco Christmas and stamped the sleigh with black archival. I used the stamp platform and went over it 3 or 4 times but noticed that the textured watercolour paper was preventing a smooth and filled in print and the oxides could also be seen as if they were coming to the surface of the black prints. You can see in this photo below.

I decided to try a paintbrush and some carbon black decoart fluid media acrylic and although it was a bit of a faff painting eight of them it certainly did the trick

So I ended up with a lovely collection of these that went to The Packhouse at Runfold, near Farnham. I need to go and check to see if they have all gone!