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The Paper Shelter 12th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hi everyone, welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop in celebration of The Paper Shelter's 12th Birthday on the 8th of December! If you came here from the wonderful Granmagaret than you are exactly on track. If you want to go the beginning of the hop you can go here!

Onto today’s project, we are celebrating so we will have cupcakes today!

Step 1:

I started my project by printing this digital image by The Paper Shelter called “Pixie Caramel Macchiato” onto alcohol marker friendly paper. Next I coloured the image using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers.

I used the following colours:

- for skin: FS6, FS7, TN1;

- for hair: BGR1, BGR4, IG10;

- pinkish purple: PV1, PV3, PV4;

- green: LG1, AG2, DG4, GG5;

- brown: GB1, RB2, GB6;

- other colours: AP1, AP3, AP4 and TB1.

After the colouring is done I added back in some highlights using a white gel pen and I used Ranger Glossy Accents on her glasses and some Stickles in “Diamond” on her wings. After that all dried I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.

Step 2:

Now that my focal point is ready I can work on my background: for the panels that I will adhere into my art journal later on I used watercolour paper and cut them to the size 29 (2x 14,5) x 20,5 cm. Onto the right hand panel I traced my quote (that I picked and printed from the internet) and I also added some The Crafter’s Workshop Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste over a stencil (Hero Arts “Abstract Waves”) using a palette knife, on both panels, and set that aside to dry.

When dry I added pigment powder (this particular colour is Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in “Frenchy’s Pink Pouf”) using a dry fan brush and sprayed with water, which makes the colour run, and dried with my heat tool when I liked what I had. This I repeated until both panels were to my liking.

To added some fun details I created splatters using a white Posca marker and a Finetec Pearl Color in “Mint”.

To finish the background I edged both panels using coloured ink pads in : Distress Ink “Twisted Citron” and Archival Inks in “Jet Black” and “Sepia”, using foam applicator tools.

Step 3:

Now I only have to adhere the panels into the actual art journal using gel medium and the colored image on top using one millimeter thick foam tape.

Detail picture:

And that is it for today’s celebration art journal project!

Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post for an opportunity to win your choice of one of the fabulous digis available in store!

Than go on to the next stop in this hop: you can find Isabelle’s blog here!

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