Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tutorial: Ink Sweeping Christmas Bird

After a few weeks of the Crafter's Christmas Wishes fun, we decided to continue on with some wonderful Christmas tutorials that our designers have been making.  Today we have a tutorial from Trena featuring images from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Line and Sentimentals Christmas Line.

Step 1: Stamp the bird on a branch image from A Little Bit Sketchy - Faith on watercolor paper with Memento LUXE Ink Pad - tuxedo black, sprinkled with emboss powder and heat set.

Step 2:  Tape the paper down with a low tack tape to create a border. (Tip: tape it onto a board to easily move the piece around without touching it.) The bird and branches are water colored with Distress Ink Pads.  Trena 'stamped' the pads onto my non-stick craft mat and picked up color with a water-brush.   She used the following colors of Distress Ink Pads ~ bird: salty ocean, scattered straw;  branches, pine cone: vintage photo.

Step 3: For the snowy hills and sky, Trena sponged in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with an Ink Sweeper.  She used a torn piece of paper as a mask the snowy hills, starting on the torn paper and pulling color onto the scene with a light touch.

Step 4: For the sky, she masked a horizon line with a piece of paper and used a light touch in a horizontal motion, pulling coloring from the outside into the center, leaving a highlight.  She pulled the tape off to reveal the border.

Step 5: Stamp the branch from the set in the corner with Memento LUXE Ink Pad - tuxedo black, sprinkled with emboss powder and heat set.

Step 6: Color with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils 060, 111. I used 065, 017 to add some definition to the little bird. She also added definition to the larger branch the bird was sitting on with 111.  The sentiment is from Sentimentals Christmas Stamp Set - Jingle Bells.

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barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Charity Chamberlain said...

So pretty!

Yoshira cricutalltime said...

Beautiful! ! Thanks for the tutorial!