I had to rebel a little on the sketch - I decided to mask off the blocks instead of trying to piece them...maybe I'll get another one done later in the week! I used quilter's tape (just really skinny masking tape) to mask off the blocks, then stippled Adirondack espresso ink around the edges. The CS I used has a linen texture to it, so I lightly rubbed a Memories Soft Wheat inkpad over each area. All the stamping is done with Espresso ink. I did a little shading with a blender pen and watercolor pencil. After I was done coloring, I went back and edged the blocks with watercolor pencil and blended with a waterbrush, intentionally going out of the lines a little bit here and there. After that was dry I went back in with a little bit darker Prismacolor pencil and defined the edges a little more.
The eyelets were not my original intention...I was going to cross ribbon there, but after I did it it was too distracting from the saying, so I went with the eyelets instead.
Date: Friday, January 26, 2007 GMT Views: 1536