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Find Beauty In Simple Things - 12/15/2021

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

Blue Pearlised card (7 3/4 x 5 1/4")

White card (7 1/2 x 5")

Stamps from Imala Those Eyes Stamp Collection

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Izink Pigments: Mimosa, Stratosphere, Thundercloud

Black pen

Sequins: Glistening Waves


Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue


How To Guide - Step 1

Ink up the stamp from the Imala Those Eyes Stamp Collection, with the Onyx Black Versafine. 

Stamp off the top right corner of the white card. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Ink up the floral part of the same stamp, with the Versafine, and stamp it just peeping up from the bottom left corner. 

Allow ink to dry before moving on to the next step. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Apply a little of the Izink Mimosa Pigment on to a craft or glass mat.

Add lots of water and use a large paint brush to "pounce" the pigment around your images, as shown here.   

NB: It's easier to start off with a very light, subtle wash, then you can go back and add more ink as required, to add shade and depth to the artwork.  

Let the pigment dry thoroughly. 


How To Guide - Step 4

Add some of the Izink Stratosphere Pigment on to your mat. 

Spritz with a little water and loosely paint the floral elements of your artwork, leaving white spaces which add light and shade to the design. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Pop a tiny bit of Izink Thundercloud Pigment on to your mat. 

Use this to paint shadows on to your floral elements. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Pick up a little of the Stratosphere Pigment on to your paint brush, and paint her eyes. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Add a little of the Stratosphere Pigment on to your mat. 

Add plenty of water and paint subtle shadows around her eyes, nose, forehead, side of cheeks...wherever you feel the shadow will fall. Tip: Start off light, as you can always add a little more colour to build up the shadows, as required.   

How To Guide - Step 8

Pop a little of the Izink Thundercloud Pigment on to your mat.

Add lots of water then use your paint brush to "pounce" it around the edges of your artwork, starting off light and gradually adding more colour, thus achieving a frame that will draw the eye in to the image. 

Ensure all your artwork is dry before proceeding to the next stage. 

TIP: You will achieve a more natural, loose watercolour effect if you leave your inks to dry naturally. 


How To Guide - Step 9

Ink up the sentiment, from the same stamp set, with the Onyx Black Versafine. 

Stamp bottom left of your artwork.  

How To Guide - Step 10

Use a black pen to draw a decorative frame around your artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Mat your artwork on to the blue pearlised card. 

How To Guide - Step 12

Adhere this on to your black top folding card blank. 

How To Guide - Step 13

To finish off your card, add sequins as required.