Hi everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is the first post of the new year for me. It's a great sketch challenge from Just Us Girls brought to us by Nancy!
I wanted to use something in my collection of stamps/dies that I hadn't used yet. I came across this stamp/die set from WPlus9 called Fanciful Feathers. The feathers were cut from watercolor paper that I colored with Distress markers (pictures of the technique below). I covered the feathers with a Wink of Stella glitter brush. It sparkles so nicely in person! I mounted them on squares of vellum that was run through an embossing folder. I added some (a lot!) of sequins. Maybe too many? I never know when to stop!
Here are a couple of photos I took of how I colored the watercolor paper. I used Distress markers to color rows of the four colors.
Then I used a water brush to blend and soften the colors. I dried the paper with a heat gun before die cutting the feathers. Love the look!
You can see more fabulous inspiration from the JUGs team at the blogs below. We also have a new Guest Designer joining us this month, so please make a stop at her blog as well!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Fanciful Feathers (WPlus9)
Paper: Watercolor paper, Neenah white, Marrakesh (Basic Grey), vellum
Ink: Distress markers (stormy sky, spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon, fired brick), Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Fanciful Feathers die, sequins, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, embossing folder