Saturday, June 27, 2015

Paper Experiments

I tried playing with a limited color palatte and a reduced number of images today. Everything else was open to whatever I wanted to do; I just couldn't use anything other than the 5 colors and 3 or 4 stamp sets.

I tried out some new coloring techniques here- I used Prismacolor markers given to me by an exceedingly generous artist friend. I really like them, but I need to learn how to test and use them before I go too far into them on a regular basis. I threw away several images because the markers were too dark or bright =(

Sorry it is a little blurry. Hope the colors and design come through. 

I plan to color this in with markers before I am finished. 

It's really hard to see in this picture, but there are DOTS embossed onto the minty green paper behind the flower. 

I am really liking this set of colors. There is a taupe that I wasn't crazy about in the package, but once I used it, I changed my tune. It's neutral but has enough depth to it to be used in many different ways. I have also become a HUGE fan of the slate color instead of black as a neutral. It has a softer, more personal look that I adore. 

I also found a card online that I am using as a reference/inspiration piece for something else. I bought a stamp set that is extremely similar to the images shown here, and so I wanted some ideas on how to use it. 
My guess is that the "you" is a die cut, because the main orange appears to be dimensional. In my experience, stamping across a flat paper and onto a dimensional image leaves you with a break in the image, so a die cut or sticker makes more sense to me here.


  1. Very nice! The Lady Inquisitor does a lot of paper craft cards too :) She loves that first one.

    1. Why thank you! I am very fond of the first as well.

      It's always interesting to me to hear about spice (plural of spouse) and their interests.

  2. I love your cards. It must feel great to make something beautiful that will, no doubt, brighten someone's day. :)

    1. thank you so much! I have fun making them, and that's the point for me. However, I feel much the same whenever I see your cooking posts - your bandana and your Devo music (who else cooks to Devo but you) always make me smile.

      Creation is powerful for all.