The scan doesn't give this card justice, it's so pretty in real life. I've finally made one that I truly find beautiful. As my daddy would say on one of our fishing trips, "it's a keeper". This card is for today's color challenge. After I stamped the birds with StazOn, I used a liquid mask and painted over them, once that was dry I did the background. Then I peeled the liquid mask off and painted the birds. I took the Close to Cocoa SU Marker and colored over the Old Olive Ink on the Bamboo stamp on the sides of the bamboo stalks for just a subtle hint of brown in the bamboo. This challenge was so much fun.
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 GMT Views: 1265
Registered: October 25, 2004 Location: Southern Oregon Coast Posts: 17641
Tue, Jun 13, 2006 @ 4:12 PM
Wow! Gasp!! This is such a keeper I don't know how you could ever give it away! I love those birds and what you did with the Bamboo. I've never heard of liquid mask, but I think I'll try to find some. You put a lot of creative effort into this and it was well worth it!
Registered: August 9, 2005 Location: Tampa, FL Posts: 16825
Tue, Jun 13, 2006 @ 4:43 PM
Liquid mask is used by watercolorists to mask areas of the watercolor paper that they don't want their background wash to affect. You sketch (or in the case of a stamper, you stamp) your image, then paint with Liquid Mask and wait for it to dry. Once dry you do your background; when the background is dry, rub off the liquid mask with a rubber eraser and then watercolor your image. It's much easier than cutting a mask from paper on intricate designs like these birds. Liquid Mask can be found at Michael's in the area where the paintbrushes and supplies are kept.