USING BABY OIL
Here’s another sneak peek at the new MFP releases coming out Tuesday. This fall set called Autumn Glory is such a beautiful set for masculine cards and thank you cards. The main image is from that set. The sentiment is from the stash at Edith’s house. She and I had such great fun coloring these images and creating a couple of cards. We used the Pentel Pastel Oil crayons that I found at Good Will for ninety-nine cents. I see online though, that these would be a very inexpensive way to get beautiful shading. A box of 16 in only $2.99. You could probably find these at any hobby store.
The technique: You simply outline your image with a darker color, rough color the large spots with a lighter color of the same family. Take a Q-tip, pull off some of the cotton so you have more control of where the color is going. Dip the end in baby oil and in a small circular motion begin blending the colors together. It leaves you with a gorgeous finish, don’t you think?
I even rescued the brown cardstock from her garbage pile, it was the back of a store bought card, then I ran it through the Cuttlebug with a Sizzex embossing folder.
Edith didn’t have any black brads and I used her black Copic marker to help with that little issue.
So this really was a cobbled together card. The entire thing is made from scraps.