Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I'm Hooked on You!!

Happy Tuesday!! Trena here today, sharing a little scene with Popcorn the Bear. In this adventure Fishing Popcorn is hanging out at the lake, letting his love know that he is hooked on her. Here's what I did to make this little scene.

  1. Stamped fishing bear image onto watercolor paper.
  2. Scribbled markers onto piece of plastic. Picked up color with water brush and painted image. After he dried. I cut him out.
  3. I hand drew the dock onto watercolor paper, allowing for a border. I drew with pencil first and then went over it with a black permanent pen. I then erased the pencil lines.
  4. I used a metal ruler and craft knife to cut out the inside of my frame around the dock.
  5. I used the markers direct to the rubber stamp and added fish randomly around the whole frame.
  6. For the background, I used a circle mask and straight line mask. I covered the lower part of the background across half of the circle for the sunset and used the coloring method from step 2 to paint the sky. I used a wide tip water brush and stroked horizontal, skipping spaces to give the illusion of clouds. Then I allowed the top to dry.
  7. Next, I masked the top and painted in the water, using the same horizontal stoke. Then I allowed it to dry completely.
  8. I painted the dock while the background was drying.
  9. I then painted in the sun and sun's reflection in the water.
  10. Next, I stamped the fish and painted in a little color.
  11. I stamped the sentiment and drew in some little water ripples around the dock.
  12. I adhered the little scene onto the background. Adhered fishing bear and drew in his fishing line.
  13. I carried the theme forward on the inside of the card. TIP: If you use only a small amount of water and a heavier card stock, you can water color on regular card stock.
  14. I adhered the background to the base card and it's ready!

Stamps: Popcorn the Bear
: 140 lb hot pressed watercolor paper
, white, black, red card stock
: StazOn jet black ink pad, various water-based markers

: water brushes, black permanent pen, craft knife and mat

Announcing last weeks Giveaway winner!! Congratulations Robin!

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

beautiful card...I love the symbols for tranquility

Robin, please email your snail mail address to: bindy@crafterscompanion.com.

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Stacy H-W said...

Congrats to Robin!!

Love your card Trena!! Great tutorial.

Kathy said...

I love this stamp, and you did a great job colorng. The fish background paper is a perfect choice! And I love how the sun is on the water, Excellent.

Kathy said...

Congrats to Robin. You will love that stamp.

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Wow Trena!! You are a very talented artist!! I love how beautifully you drew the dock and created the entire background for Popcorn!! Us mere mortals just color the stamps, you create the entire scenary - amazing masterpiece!

Marge said...

I love the fun scene you created, and how you mix stamping, drawing and painting!

Paula Huiras said...

Very nice Trena! You are a real talent!!!