Saturday, December 6, 2008
Want Three Wishes?
Hey - I have a winner of the magazine - if that was one of your wishes - stay tuned!!!
I love Gesso, and snowmen, and DSP. I was excited to see the GPP Challenge be a Gesso throwdown this month! Even though I'm late, I still wanted to play.
So put your hand together baby!! It's a quilty, gesso-y, snowmany wish card.
In this case, I used Gesso to do two things - mute the bright colors of the DSP, and also to play with the idea of snow on the card.
For the Snowman, I used a retired set that I love - Cold Play. It's a build your own snowman set, so his pieces can be played with. Fun.
I stamped him on kraft cardstock in Basic Black, and then colored him with a white pencil. I cut him and his little arms out.
But, for the important part - begin
your card quilt by punching 12 1.25" squares.
To figure out how these go on my card, I always lay them out on my grid paper to look at spacing. It really helps. Then I just transfer them to the card and start sticking them down.
When using Gesso, it's important to stick them down really well so the corners don't curl on you.
Using a foam paintbrush, start painting the card with Gesso. As you know me to be impatient, you will not be surprised that I do the supremely un-artistic method of pouring a puddle of it onto my card and swooshing it around until I have the opaqueness I'm looking for.
You need to leave a little time for this to dry and then you can assemble the other pieces of the card - including adding the "wish" rubon from Season of Cheer to the belly of the snowman, the little snowflakes from the same rubon set to kraft cardstock and then punching them with your 1/2" circle punch and matting them on circles of DSP. I used Soft Sky ribbon for his scarf and mounted him and the snowflake pieces with dimensionals.
Oh - and for the little stitches between the squares - my Prisma fine line pen.
So.. why don't you take a minute and tell me if you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
I'd sure love to hear.
If InkyPaws was wishing to win the magazine for her answer "Understands Blue" - then, well - your wish is granted... :)
Email me your address!
Everyone else - wish big!! Can't wait to read them.