Sunday, January 16, 2022

Wonderful Tree

I like the softness of the background colors. What do you think?

   Rooted in Nature

   Basic White A-2, 4-1/4 x 4, 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)
   Basic Black 3-3/4 x 4-3/4
   Green Dotted DSP 5-1/4 x 4

   Archival Basic Black

Watercolor Pencils:

   Blended Pencil Shavings by guneauxdesign

   Pencil Sharpener

I learned this technique through a fellow stamper who challenged us to try it. You can find her explanation HERE

For those of you who do not want to take a peek here is a condensed version. 

Using a hand-held pencil sharpener, drop the shavings of a color pencil onto a white panel. 

Rub it in using your index finger until you have the tone you want. 

You can blend the colors with Gamsol and a paper stump. I did not do this step.

I then stamped my tree and sentiment using Archival Basic Black.

Lastly, I adhered the layers together as shown above. I also adhered a Basic White panel on the inside of the card.

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  1. Your background is so pretty! What a fun technique! And, your card is so nice!

    1. Thank you so very much, Fonda. I appreciate your time and your kind words. Blessings.

  2. Oh it has been a while since I did that technique. It turned out great for your card and that tree is really a great image to use for it too. Nicely done.

    1. Thank you, Lisa. I learned this one through one of SCS challenges. SCS has truly been an inspiration and a wealth of knowledge. It does deepen my love of paper crafting. I am hoping to find the time to frequent the site again soon. Thanks for sharing!