Sunday, March 30, 2008

Just a card

Here's one of my cards that was published in the february issue of Ett Trykk. All stamps by Magnolia. :-)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Tilda in the City

Tilda has been seen in the city lately. Enjoying the urban life with a caffe latte at a fancy coffee shop, and visiting the local museums for the inspiration. She even sat down in the park to watch the funny little ducks in the ponds. Welcome to the big city, Tilda.

Stamps used: "Edwins stad", "Lapp Tilda" and "Bench". Paper by Basic Grey "Recess", and EAN-code stamps by Autumn Leaves.

I know have told you before, but I still get questions on how I colorize my cards, so I'll repeat it here. I mostly use Tim Holtz's Distress Ink by Ranger. Put a small amount of ink on a piece of plastic, glass or your acrylic block, and use a water brush to paint. You use it the same way you would with any watercolors. The colors can be mixed together, and you can lighten them using more water. It is important that you use watercolor paper. I use fine grained, cold pressed paper with a 200 g weight (90 lbs), but you can use the paper of your liking, as long as it is ment for watercolors.

The white highlights are gel-rollers. I use any gel-roller I have laying around for this. Draw a small line of highlight, and then quickly smudge it a little with your finger, before it dries. repeat this untill you have the shade you want. You may also highlight without smudging. this will make the highlighting more sharp, and is suitable for shiny objects like i.e. balloons, cars etc.

Also, thank you all for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate them all!! I know I have been tagged by some of you, I just haven't gotten around to do something about it. I should really try to set some time a side for that...