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January 22rd - January 26th.
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Greetings friends. I am in a blue state of mind today... blueberries instead of sadness though. I really had fun with a new clear set called "Baby Bird" because it contains a sweet bird (look for a card with that soon), sprigs of blueberries, and assorted foliage. I have a feeling I will be using the set a lot.
To make the card, I stamped the blueberry sprigs onto 140lb watercolor paper with black Versafine ink and colored around the images with grey Zig Clean Color Brush Marker and a waterbrush. If you color completely around an object with grey, then it makes it look like the image is popping forward. The reason why I started with the grey is that it was so light that I could just color over the branches knowing that I would later go back and color them green. That was a lot faster than coloring around each individual stem.
Once the grey was completely dry, I colored the blueberries and leaves with more Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. Tip for coloring the blueberries... add a touch of blue and purple marker to the base of each blueberry. Soften the color by using a waterbrush to drag the color from the base to the tip of the blueberry. If you aren't getting a gradient of color, wipe off the waterbrush to get rid of any extra paint and try again. The top of each blueberry should have a watered-down/lighter look to it. Here is a closeup:
For the bottom of the card, I made own pattern using a Cover a Card background stamp that I often use when I want to create a "homespun/country" kind of look.
Impression Obsession Items Used:
Baby Bird Clear Set CL837
Berry Much C19734
Cover a Card Ticking CC126
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