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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Lovely as a Tree

You will need:

Lovely as a tree stamp set(#115026)

Not Quite navy
Night of navy
Soft Sky(old in color)
Basic Black

Not Quite Navy
Whisper White
Basic Black

blender pens(#102845)
sponges(#101610) or sponge daubers(#102892)
Snail adhesive

You will need post-it notes or some sort of paper to block off the bottom 'snow' from the horizon. Post-its work good because you can stick them on and easily take them off. Rip across the top of the post-it so there is an uneven edge and stick it down about 2/5 of the way up the white paper.

Ink your brayer with the lightest color first, here being soft sky. Roll in from the edge towards the middle going back and forth at a diagonal from the top right and then again from the bottom left above the post-it. This will take some practice to get it looking even, you might want to practice with the brayer a bit first.

Don't go all the way to the center with the color so there is still some white showing in the middle. Then repeat this with the not quite navy and then the night of navy, each time not going as far in so it has a faded look.

Take off your post-it and stamp tree image in black ink below snow line.
With a blender pen and the soft sky ink draw in the shadows for the trees going in the same angle as the light.

Sponge some navy around the edges to give it a more faded look all the way around.

It takes some practice but the end result is worth it! Hope this was helpful!
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