Welcome! It's release night at My Favorite Things Stamps; everything that you've seen on the MFT Blog is now available. I've used the Our Story set here again--couldn't put this one down! Remember when I said that I had to use the "To my favorite bookworm" sentiment twice, even at the expense of logic? (Favorite is superlative; so techinically you can have only ONE favorite.) Anyway, I have five-year old and eight-year old nieces who are crazy about reading. Sorry, but they both need favorite status in birthday cards! ;-)
Shown above are the Copic Sketch markers that I used to color the Our Story images and to and airbrush the background.
I thought I'd show you the plain colored chair, compared to the chair after it was texturized. The chair on the left has been colored smoothly. The chairs in the middle and on the right have texture added. After the marker ink was dry, I spritzed a scrap of denim with Copic Colorless Blender and laid it on top of the chair, pressing firmly for 5-10 seconds. Simple and fun upholstery! By the way, make sure you do any texturizing before coloring the rest of the image, or you'll have texturized skin too. ;-)
The airbrushed background needed a bit more planning: first I decided where my floor lamp would go and drew lightly penciled guidelines where I thought light should come from the top and bottom of the lampshade. Next I colored the yellow tones in the light, and then I masked off the yellow tones. I also die cut a scalloped rectangle and left the die in place to mask the edges of the rectangle. Finally I airbrushed a dark room with my purple tones, using more ink where the shadows would be deeper and less ink where the light would shine. It wasn't hard, but it did take a little time to figure out how I wanted it.
Again, all of the new December products are now available, and the links below should all work. Each of the MFT Design Team will have projects to share tonight, so please check out the MFT Stamps Blog for many more cool projects and products, as well as a chance to win fabulous prizes by commenting on the MFT DT New Product Release posts by the end of the day on Thursday, December 8. Good luck, and thanks for visiting,