Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Video: Create a Sketchbook Look with Stamps and Pencils
Good morning! Today I will show you how to use your stamps, paper and pencils to create glorious sketchbook-like illustrations for your cards and projects! This is a wonderful way to personalize a stamped image, and the black and white tones on gray paper is so striking and unexpected. In this video, I offer some tips about different drawing media and demonstrate a few simple shading techniques to try your hand at before making these cards with the realistic hand-drawn images in Stamper’s Favorites. Start your own practice page like I did and then get busy playing, letting go of perfectionism! The process is like sketching in a garden, and the result will have you feeling like a very accomplished artist. As you should!
Love how this light and airy scribble came out behind the butterfly! The white is faint in the shadows but provides such beautiful texture!
I think this is the first card I've made where my hummingbird was not in a sky scene, but low to the ground (pad). I love it! Want to put my finger out for him to perch on.
I want to keep this "gift" set for myself!! (I'm still looking for that feather stamp! Where..??!!)
Don't forget to the curl the edge! Like a gentle breeze ripping through, truly a moment in time! What an easy (free!) detail!
Gina K. Designs Stamper’s Favorites* stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury White cardstock, 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”
Toned gray sketch paper, trimmed 4” x 5 ¼” (or Kraft of Moonlit Fog cardstock substitute)
Gina K. Black Onyx ink pad
Spectrum Noir Professional Colored Pencils- Essentials tin (you can also try graphite pencils of varying hardness for different shades)
acrylic block, adhesive
Thank you for visiting me today!
* Still in stock as of today, woo hoo! :)