Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Colour crazed

Carol and I have nearly reached the end of our white board line with Tando - just one more project to share after this. We decided to find ways to add colour direct to the board today, just to take full advantage of the fact that it's white so there's no priming or covering required.

I tried out my Copics and a detailed stamp - the board took the stamped impression nicely and the Copic ink blended fine and didn't bleed out of the stamped lines.

I know the arch is really supposed to have the point at the top but looking at it upside down reminded me of a tulip so I made a little hanging thing-a-ma-jig to say hello to spring (we finally have frog spawn here so maybe spring really has sprung). I pushed the ends of the wire into little metal beads so there was a big enough surface area just to glue them to the top of the piece.

Here's a detail shot of her face and hair so you can see how the Copics blended on the board.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Tulip Girl (Saturday Evening Post line)
Sentiment from Silhouette Blooms I (Kim Hughes Collection)

Paper:
Wavy Gothic Arch (Tando Creative - you can find Tando stockists by looking here - I know Bubbly Funk already has this shape in stock, not sure about other places)


Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Other:
Copic markers and airbrush system
Florists wire
Beads
Silk ribbon
Silver acrylic paint

Carol's project is up on the Tando blog as well if you fancy seeing her colour crazed chippie too!

Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Paula said...

so adorable...love it!

verification is: outeded :o)

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful stamp and beautiful colouring ... I totally love what you have done! You clever girlie you!

Kaz said...

That's gorgeous Joanne, so pleasing to hear you can use Copics on the white board. xx

Hazel said...

This is gorgeous - love the way you've inverted the arch - and so good to be able to use copics on the whiteboard x

Janice said...

This is really beautiful Joanne.

Karen said...

Totally exquisite Joanne! XXX

Kathy said...

awwww this is so sweet the image looks like one of those from old picture books or vintage greetings cards

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Joanne and I love the stamped image...x