It’s been a while, but I can confidently say that I am at my happiest in a long LONG time. In addition, I am never happier than when I am making and creating, which is more often these days – perhaps a link there?
Anyway, it was this ethos that went into this artist trading card.
The imagery is not particularly relevant, nor is the colour or finish. It was simply to share a sentiment.
In fact, it kinda went wrong the first time around but even this, as has my state of being, turned itself around.
As I have already shared the why I think that I should share the what and the how, too.
This started out with an MDF artist trading card which I coated in white gesso and allowed to dry.
I then spritzed the entire thing in water and dropped a single drop of four colours of Colorex watercolour ink and allowed to spread and dry.
The original plan, which started out well, was to spritz and dry a couple more times for a mottled effect and then to adhere a vinyl word, smile, to it.
I got this far, and then, when I started to dry brush some wax paste on top, the sentiment lifted and took some watercolour with it.
I fully removed the sentiment and then spritzed the entire thing with water again, hoping this would remove the shadow that was left, and left it to dry.
This didn’t quite work as, when it had dried, there was a bleached shadow of the word.
Accepting this, and working with it, I inked up the large rose design and stamped it over this.
Now, that actually worked. I loved the way the soft sentiment sat behind the rose.
Anyway, after applying the Tim Holtz sentiment and coating it in Dimensional Magic, I began to add a little sparkle with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
The result? Something quite lovely.
Time to stop before it all goes wrong.
What do you think?
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!
Bye for now.