Saturday, May 26, 2018

Life's A Hoot!

Happy weekend! It's Janelle with a hoot and holler for those in the US to have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend!

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My inspiration for today is a few tips that I use while I'm in the creative process and ones that happened who doesn't want to see more of the new You Are A Hoot Owl stamps!!!! 

Frome left to right in the photo each element has a tip I'd like to share, and I hope they help next time you have a creative block as to what to do.
  • Give your layers interest by adding hand drawn elements. My sentiment layer not only has a hand drawn frame it was cut out by hand along the lines.
  • When I want to plan a layer of color on a monoprint like the lilac color on the card today, use a piece of paper the size of your finished cut to place underneath the printing plate. Now you'll know where to place the color. In this case, I wanted it just around the edges.
  • Pencil a cut line around an image before you cut it out to help keep the distance the same.
Now for how to assemble the card.

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  • White and black cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad (or safe for alcohol markers)
  • Acrylic Paint, brayer and monoprint plate (optional)
  • Sponge
  • Alcohol Markers or coloring medium
  • Permanent Black Pen
  • Glue
  • Foam adhesive
  1. Fold in half 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inch white cardstock for card base.
  2. Roll light red paint onto monoprint plate, and place Circles Make Circles stencil down pressing in gently. Remove stencil and set aside. Press white cardstock onto the plate and remove, Set aside. Add darker red paint and roll out with a brayer and press same cardstock onto the plate. Use tip 2 above with lilac paint. Stencil white Dream Words directly on the paper plus more red circles with a sponge. Set aside to dry and then trim to desired size and frame with slightly larger black cardstock. Adhere to card base.
  3. Use Nuvo Glitter Marker to add accents on the circles. I made random dots on the circles stenciled.
  4. Stamp Owls with black ink on white cardstock and color.
  5. Pencil cut lines around owl(s) and trim.
  6. Stamp sentiment with black ink, pencil frame, and trace with a permanent black writing pen. 
  7. Cut out the sentiment and adhere to card base.
  8. Add foam adhesive to back of owls and glue onto card base.
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