For today's card, however, I went back to my favorite Tombow product, Dual Brush Tip Markers because I had an idea stuck in my head for this collaboration and I just had to see it through!
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Okay, ready for my card?
Lots of layers of color were added as I painted the border, but basically, I chose one color at a time and painted all the leaves with one color. Then I went back with a second color over all the leaves until I eventually ended up with a lovely variety of fall foliage colors! Once the painted leaves were thoroughly dry, I pasted Translucent paste over the stencil to add some visual dimension.
Now that I the border was colored and pasted, it was ready for the background using a resist coloring method. Knowing that I had pretty much one shot at getting the background color right, I played a bit with my Tombow markers separately by pressing panels of watercolor paper into various color combinations. I decided that the lighter brown tones would work the best. After scribbling 2-3 Tombow markers onto palette paper, I generously spritzed the scribbles with water and then pressed my watercolor panel into the watery puddles! Voila! TIP: Use a paint brush to spread color around any missed nooks and crannies as in between the leaves.
I allowed the paper to air dry and then pasted the Dreamweaver Autumn word stencil with Metallic Gold paste to complete the card front. I loved the result! The finished card front was hand torn on the right side and mounted to the card base. May Arts ribbon was tied in a bow as a finishing touch.
DWLJ874 Fall Borders Stencil
DWDEPT Translucent Embossing Paste
DWDGP Metallic Gold Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
LM295 Dreamweaver Autumn Stencil
Tombow Dual Brush Markers: 076, 158, 177, 025, 905, 925, 946, 993912, 947, 977
Royal & Langnickel Palette Paper
Strathmore Bristol (Smooth Surface) Water Color Paper
Tombow Multi Glue
May Arts Ribbon
Lyn Bernatovich (That's me!)
Disclaimer: I'm so happy to be a Stampendous Design Team Member and to help promote their wonderful products. They generously supply us with many free goodies like the Dreamweaver Stencils, May Arts Ribbon and Tombow Markers I'm using today.