Hi everyone, today I would like to show you my first project as a Spectrum Noir Design Team Member. Spectrum Noir is part of Crafter’s Companion and they make good quality colouring mediums with fair pricing! Today I’m working with the Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to create this fun card project!
To get my project started I stamped some images from the Clearly Besotted stamp set called “Some Birdie Loves You” and the branch image from Purple Onions Design called “Blossoming Perch” onto Strathmore “Bristol Smooth Paper” using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and clear heat embossing afterwards. This way the lines stay black and crisp no matter how much water I add.
Then I can colour the images using my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers in combination with a water brush. I used the following colours of Aqua Markers: Yellow, Gold, Orange, Olive, Moss, Tulip, Rose Red, Crimson, Slate and Aquamarine.
I start with a thin layer of colour, adding some of the colour, directly from the pen to the paper and spreading that out in the area I want that particular colour to go, using my aqua brush. This way I define where my highlights and shadows will go. Then I add more layers until I like how dark or vibrant the colours are.
I love how well these Aqua Markers mix with each other and how vibrant the colours are.
When ready I added some highlights using a white Gelly Roll Pen. And then I fussy cut all the images.
For my background I die cut a piece of watercolour paper, two sizes smaller then my card base. On this panel I stamped one of the sentiments from the Clearly Besotted “Brushed Sentiments” stamp set using Archival “Jet Black” ink.
Then I applied some Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium in “Champagne” over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil (TCW5003) using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.
When dry I can put my card together: I die cut a slightly larger mat from matching dusty dark red card stock and adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. Then I adhered the branch to these combined panels also using liquid glue. Now I can cut of the excess branch and adhere this combination to a crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.
And to finish my card I now only have to adhere the other images on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.
And that’s it for today’s fun project! I wish you a creative day!