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Lemur Love

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing this years wedding anniversary card project for my parents with you all!

Step 1:

I started my project by printing this digital image by Mo’s Digital Pencil called “Lemur Love” onto alcohol marker friendly paper. I first wanted to have the inner parts attached, that’s why I coloured that part completely in as well, but later on, after I had the background finished I decided to fussy cut the image and I’m totally happy with the result!

Time to colour the image: for my reds I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers in PP4, DR1 and DR5;

For the animals I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers in BG2, IG6, IG10 and RB2.

For the eyes I used FS9 and TB3 in combination with my Spectrum Noir Classique marker in IB05.

After the colouring is done I added back in some highlights using a white gel pen.

Step 2:

Time to work on my background: for this I die cut a square panel from watercolour paper (two sizes smaller than my card base) and I stamped my sentiment on top using black waterproof ink. The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted stamp set called “Smaller Sentiments”.

Next I placed my stencil of choice (TCW791s) over the panel and I applied some The Crafter’s Workshop “Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste” over the stencil using a palette knife.

After drying I can now work on colouring the background: for this I used some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in the colours “Ramblin’ Rose Pink” and “Rizzo’s Rowdy Red” to darken up the bottom part. I apply these pigment powders using a fan brush, spray the panel with water, which makes the colour run and dried the panel with my heat tool. This I repeat until the colour are as dark as I want.

To add some fun finishing touch to the background I create splatters using Coliro Pearl colours in “Moon Gold” using a brush.

Step 3:

Time to put my project together: I die cut a slightly larger square panel from mat dark gold card stock and adhere both square panels together using liquid glue. When your watercolour panel is not flat (which usually happens when you use a heat tool for drying) your can put this combination into a book and let it sit for a couple of minutes and it will come out flat again.

This combination I can now adhere onto my white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape and to finish the project I now only have to adhere the coloured and fussy cut lemur love image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Detail picture:

And that is it for today’s wedding anniversary project! I wish you a creative day!

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