No-Line Watercoloring + Alcohol Ink with Foiling for Mama Elephant | September Anniversary Stampede Day 3
Hello and welcome to Mama Elephant’s #celebrating6years Anniversary Release Stampede with our wonderful crafty friends and designers! I have two cards for you today: one is a no-line watercolor penguin scene inspired by nursery illustration styles and the other is a bold alcohol ink + foil holiday card.
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I have a huge admiration for nursery illustrations and children’s book illustrations. But whenever I try to color critter scenes, I end up going bold or dark. For this card, I intentionally went light and tried my best to capture it in these photos. All images from Cool Penguins were stamped with a light gray ink, with some masking involved. I watercolored using Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors.
My second card is a bit bolder than my usual work. I used Joy Ornaments with coordinating dies for this. You’ll hardly see me use red in my work because it’s not a color I’m drawn to. If you want to learn more about alcohol inks (and especially foiling), I’d recommend checking out Jessica Frost-Ballas’s YouTube, she has several videos explaining it better than I could. I used various shades of red and gold inks on Yupo paper and added gold foil after it was dry (it sticks to any sticky areas, how cool is that?) I love alcohol inks, but I hardly have the time to use them.
Next on the hop is Noriko Fairchild.
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