Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Today I want to share this canvas that I made. I've been playing in Gimp again. I made the flower/writing picture & butterfly in Gimp. I was trying to make a card from scratch on Gimp. I got the size a little wrong (too big) but was happy with the Butterfly (from Hero Arts digi kit Flutterbies).
I learnt how to layer brushes & to stop them from showing through each other. I then coloured the flower image in with Distress Inks. The butterfly is coloured with Copics. The quote is done with Rub-Ons & I've used "Holly Jolly Christmas" by Echo Park (under the quote) & a piece of brown bazzil. I've also coloured the canvas with a mini mister filled with water, Pearl Ex & Vivid Ink Aqua. I had an "Aha" moment with colouring the canvas. I didn't want to paint the canvas (takes way to long for me) so thought I'd try the mini mister & ink. I discovered that if you spray a little too much get a tissue & dab at the canvas & that works a treat. I got just the right shade by doing this.
Also I want to thank everyone for their well wishes for my girls. They are both doing really well now. The antibiotics seem to have kicked in & their eyes are so much better. Even their colds are getting better. Hopefully tomorrow Emsy can go back to school, I'm just a bit unsure if Emsy's allowed to take her medication to school & if anyone is allowed to give it to her.
Thanks for stopping by tonight & happy crafting everyone.
Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint
Copics: E08, E25, BV00, BV02, BV04
Li'l Davis Designs Tinseltown Glitter, Rub-Ons, Brownie 2104,
Holly Jolly Christmas by Echo Park
Aqua ink by Vivid