Welcome to Day THREE of the July Kraftin' Kimmie Previews...today we are sharing a set by artist Cheryl Grant called MAKE YOUR OWN MAGIC featuring Lucas, Lexi and their little puppy! There are three main images plus FIVE coordinating sentiments!
You'll see today's set featured by the Krafty Girl Design Team and guests in today's blog hop...the full set of links is listed at the end of this post. While you're visiting the blogs, be sure to comment because one lucky krafty person is going to WIN a gift card to the shop!
I chose to feature Lucas and the puppy on my card today. This piece was an exercise in experimentation with new mediums! A few months ago, I purchased a full set of 120 Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils but had not actually played with them yet. I stamped the images on hot-pressed water colour paper in Memento Desert Sand and coloured the entire image in pencils...not a single Copic marker was used anywhere on this project! (*gasp!!!) I used a little odourless mineral spirits and a paint brush to blend...this technique allows you to add multiple layers as long as you don't burnish by pressing too hard with your pencils. I then added a background with yet another new medium just purchased this past weekend...Derwent Inktense blocks. I only purchased a set of 12, but the nature of these blocks allows you to mix any combination similar to watercolours. The package actually includes little wells to use as a mixing palette. Even though you can mix and apply the medium similar to watercolour paint, this medium is completely unique...it is ink. That means that once a layer is dry, it will not budge. You can keep applying additional layers without disturbing underlying washes. I used a combination of greens, blues and yellows to create the washes for the background. I have a lot to learn with these mediums, so figured I might as well dive in and start learning!!
Here's the full set:
All of our new July clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday night at the KKS Online Shop! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 6:00 pm EST to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have fun with the Krafty team! We hope to see you there!
Thanks for visiting...here's the list for today's hop: