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Stick Together - 02/21/2023

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Black top folding card blank 8 1/4 x 5 3/4"

White card 7 3/4 x 5 1/4"

Black card 7 1/2 x 5"

Black/white card for sentiment

Copy paper or a hill/mountain stencil

Imala Hello Baby Stamp Collection

Reach For The Stars Stamp Collection

SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight

SBM Pigment Ink Pad:Cotton

Paint brush

WOW heat tool

Blending tool

White gel pen

Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue 



How To Guide - Step 1

Tear "hills/mountains" from copy paper (or  you can use a stencil), and place just over half way down the black card, as shown here. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Using a blending tool, apply the Cotton Pigment ink to create your first layer of snowy "hills".

NB:Pigment ink is very slow drying, so blast the ink with your heat tool, to avoid smudging it!!

How To Guide - Step 3

Place your "torn" paper hills in a different position, below the first layer and blend with the Cotton ink. You can repeat this process until you are happy with the snowy landscape you have created. When creating your hills, think about the placement of your Penguins, so when stamped, they are grounded. 

Remember to blast the ink with your heat tool, after each application! 

How To Guide - Step 4

Blend the Cotton ink with your blending tool, around the edges of the card, fading it out as you move inwards. Blast dry with your heat tool. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Ink up the ever soo cute Penguins, with the Cotton and stamp slightly to the left of your background. 

You now have a choice...Whilst the ink is wet you can use a paint brush to "move" some of the ink around, to create a little more shadow/depth to the image. Alternatively, you can use the Cotton ink to add a lot more "colour" to your Penguins. I chose to leave mine uncoloured, with only a hint of a blend, as I felt it gave a more ghostly, misty, ethereal effect...but the choice is yours!!

Whatever you decide, blast off the ink with your heat tool, when you've finished.

How To Guide - Step 6

Reink the Penguins with the Midnight ink, but not heavily and only in random areas, then stamp over your stamped image. This gives a little definition and shadow to your artwork. You can of course miss out this step. 

How To Guide - Step 7

I went in with a white gel pen and accentuated some of the detail in my artwork, specifically around their faces, wings, belly fur etc. 

I also smudged a little of the Cotton ink under their feet, so it blended in with the snow. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Apply the Cotton ink to your glass mat, add water and splatter all over your artwork, to create your falling snow! You can make it as snowy as you want, remembering that the white ink does dry slightly lighter. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Ink up the sparkling stars stamp, from the Reach For The Stars Stamp Collection, with the Cotton ink and randomly stamp on to your snowy sky. 

Blast your artwork with a heat tool, until it is completely dry!!

How To Guide - Step 10

Adhere your artwork on to the white card and then on to the front of your black card blank. Set to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Ink the sentiment stamp with the Cotton ink and stamp on to black card. Blast dry with your heat tool, before trimming around it.

Adhere this on to white card and trim to create a mat. 

How To Guide - Step 12

Adhere to the bottom right of your card. You can of course adhere yours straight, but I liked the jaunty angle! LOL. 

How To Guide - Step 13

To finish, I drew a stitched frame around my sentiment, which draws the eye in to the words.