Sunday, June 17, 2007

{ Grateful Doodles }

My husband's younger brother is staying with us for a month, this morning he says he wants to go to a museum today. What was my response, "why don't you two go, I want to stamp today." LOL! Ends up we couldn't find anything he wanted to go see that was open so they went fishing and I stayed home and stamped. Scratch that... I went craft store hoping, then came home and stamped. I read a tip somewhere that odorless mineral spirits work great with Prismacolors. So I got a bottle of that and another aqua painter. AC Moore was also having a sale on stamps, so I picked up a couple of those too.

I didn't get to play with my new stamps on this one, but I did play with the mineral spirits and Prismacolor pencils. I tried using the aqua painter, but that didn't work too well. To much liquid came out to quickly. So I resorted to dipping a paint brush in a cup. None the less I love the way the coloring turned out using this method, I used it on all the coloring for this card.

The edges of the base and the top layer were sponged with multiple colors of ink, SU Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Going Gray and StazOn Jet Black. The "grateful" image was stamped with StazOn ink.

Stamps: SU Doodle This
Paper: SU Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Vellum
Ink: SU Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Going Gray; StazOn Jet Black
Other: Prismacolor Pencils; Odorless Mineral Spirits; Round Corner Punch
Techniques: Sponging


Judi Harvey said...

Lindsi, you did a great job. The next time you are at Michaels (or the LLS) try to pick up some paper stubs. They work really well with the mineral spirits and prismacolor pencils. Just dip the end of one in and start blending.


Judi Harvey said...


You did a great job. The next time you are at your LSS or Michaels pick up some paper stumps. Just dip the end in the mineral spirits and then start blending. Lovely card!


Lindsi Dawn said...

I think I have some of those!!! I'll have to try it out. Thanks for the tip!