I was completely chuffed when Tracey (the owner of Lindy's Stamp Gang) asked each of the Design Team members to create some projects for display at CHA 2012 Winter. I've been playing with Zentangling lately so thought I'd combine my Magicals (fabulous powder paints) with some tangle inspired designs and came up with this - it's totally different from anything else LSG had on display, but I don't think that's a bad thing.
What I used:
- Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals: Hottie Patottie Hot Pink, Poinsettia Red, Tiger Lily Orange, Cotton Candy Pink, Ponderosa Pine, Green With Envy Green, Bachelor Button, Delphinium Turquoise, Wake me up Before you Go Gold, Cathedral Pines, Witches Potion Purple, Cajun Carnelian, Marigold Yellow, Mountain Lavender. Sweet Violet, Tiffany's Blue, Batchelor Button, Freaky Franken Lime, California Golden Poppy and Screamin' Banshee Black
- Gold Schminke dry powder Gouache
- Graphite pencil and blending stump
- Water brush
- Thick white watercolour cardstock - I use Paper Temptress HQ Watercolor Card - it's fabulous!
- Copic Multi-liners in size 1. 0.5 & 0.3
- Sakura Gelly Glaze Pen – Black
- Viva Décor – Pearl Pen ‘Opal’
What I did:
Step 1 - draw design on to watercolour card (I use Paper Temptress HQ Watercolor Card) using pencil
Step 2 - Trace over final design using Copic Multi-Liner I used size 1, 0.5 & 0.3
Step 3 - Rub out initial pencil lines before beginning to add first colour.
It is important to apply one colour at a time and to try and let each colour dry before applying the next one (unless aiming for a blended effect). While this is time consuming it will result in crisp clean colours with no blending along design edges.
Step 4 - Colouring the background is the only area where I let my colours mix and blend on purpose.
I painted the top in a light blue and the bottom in a darker blue - which I allowed to mingle where the colours met. Once finished colouring - set aside to dry completely before proceding.
Step 5 - Trace over design outlines in black Copic Multi-liner and Sarakura Gelly Glaze pen to highlight and then fill some areas with Zentangle inspired patterns, add a little doodling and text, a few spots of liquid pearls....
and you have either a journal page, scrap book page, card front or canvas, these Magicals are very versatile and work on so many different surfaces!
Now for those who couldn't be there (like me) here are a few snaps from the Lindy's Stamp Gang booth at CHA - courtesy of the LSG Design Team.
and lucky last my personal favourite and this is right where the ladies were creating awesome make and takes on the day - I was totally gobsmacked to see my stuff there - a dream come true for me, almost felt like I was there with them - yes I'm working on a post and clip for the tulip canvas!