I die cut my little deer out of that lightweight chipboard you get in SU DSP. Then I glued it to a piece of watercolor paper - I wanted a little more body than cardstock so it didn't warp.
Then I used gel medium to coat that whole panel, and gently added "thinfoil" - that's what I call the tinfoil we have. It's actually those foodservice pre-cut sheets of foil from Costco. A box lasts us more than a year and it's about 1/10th the price of rolls of foil. There's my frugalista tip for you.
But it's very thin, so I have to be careful crafting with it.
After I glued it down, I used my SU scraper and my bone folder to really mold it around the deer.
Next, I painted the whole thing with Gesso - twice, I think - to give the paint something to stick to. Then I used undiluted Pthalo blue to paint the whole panel, making it darker near the deer. I finished it with little white stars with my acrylic marker.
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Fri, Nov 15, 2013 @ 7:13 AM
I love your deer, first of all, it is so elegant looking like a set of deer decorations I have for an elegant holiday table setting that I have. I love the blue you used and the way it looks light blue in places because of the white gesso underneath. Beautiful!!
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Fri, Nov 15, 2013 @ 7:56 AM
Beautiful!! I should have looked in the gallery for some inspiration BEFORE making something myself.
a) This reminds me so much of the illustrations in a Scandinavian story book I used to have.
b) I am definitely going to try the idea of gesso to give the paint something to stick to, I find it very hard not to wipe it all off when I'm only trying to wipe some off.
c) I just love those little white stars.
d) from all my years typing in product descriptions for Winsor & Newton stuff, I'm sure phthalo has an extra h, even when you drop the _cynaine ;-). Gee, it's a day for chemical names. We had three new ones thrown at us today in work and I should have written them down.
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Fri, Nov 15, 2013 @ 8:51 AM
I agree with everything that Sabrina said (a-c anyway!!) What a wonderful combination of die cut and color. While it may be a word overused here this is just stunning. I'd rather have you share your art and expertise with us over choosing prize winners any day ;) Thanks for being so non-frugalista with them.
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Fri, Nov 15, 2013 @ 2:05 PM
So glad I read your write up before starting my card. The gesso was a good idea. Thanks! Your card here is stunning! Love the image and the blue you came up with is wonderful. Love your little white dots as stars. Gorgeous card for sure Lydia! TFS :0)
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Fri, Nov 15, 2013 @ 6:34 PM
Love this, Lydia! I used a heavy duty foil and I still had probs. Until I used my embossing mat and ran it thru the sizzix instead of trying to do the stylus thing. Love your version w/ the blue paint.