Howdy and hello! I don't know about your neck of the woods but it has taken an abrupt turn to the cold here. Yikes! I'm really not ready for this at all. I am ready to create with adorable winter type images though. One of the newest digital stamps "Marshmallow Snowman" from 2 Cute Ink fits the bill.
Can you handle the cuteness?!!
I reduced the transparency of the digital stamp so it would be gray instead of black. I then printed it out onto watercolor using my laser printer. Then I picked out several distress inks to use as my watercolors. I ended up with Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass. I put clean water down first all around the snowman. I then used a palette to squish the pads against. I added water to give them a liquid consistency. I just started randomly adding the colors to the water already on the background. I let it sit overnight to dry.
The next day I picked up where I left off. I mixed a little bit of Pumice stone with water and silver Finetec watercolor. Again I put down clean water first in the snow area. I used a brush to dab on the Pumice Stone mixture. I heat set it and then went back to add more layers until I was happy with the results. I heat set it again.
Now I moved onto the snowman himself. I did all of the small areas first. Spun Sugar for his cheeks, a mix of Carved Pumpkin and Ripe Persimmon for his nose, Black soot for his hat and buttons and Wilted Violet for the scarf. I heat set everything. For the white areas of the snowman, I just kept watering down the black soot until it was pale enough. I concentrated the darker color near the edge and spread it out with water. After heat setting, I went back and added a few more layers to the scarf, the hat and the body until I got the dimension I was looking for. Heat set yet again. I wanted to have even more detail so I went over his stick arms with Black Soot. I used a black glaze pen on his buttons, his mouth and his eyes. Once the eyes were dry, I added little dots of white. I then used the same white gel pen to add highlights to the nose, hat and the snowman body. I also added the striped detail to the scarf. I mixed white paint with more of the silver finetec and lightly splattered the entire card front.
Once the card front was dry, I cut it down to a 4 1/4" square. I glued it onto a 4 1/2" purple layer. I applied a generous amount of foam tape to the back of the purple paper. My white card base is a 5 1/8" square. To the base I glued the striped piece of Doodlebug patterned paper. The striped paper is cut into 5" square. I then put all of the layers together. For the finishing touches I added a couple Doodlebug Sprinkles and a few drops of Crystal Stickles.
Now, hurry over right HERE and pick up this adorable digital stamp for yourself!
Have a fabulous day!
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