Monday, July 16, 2012

TGF Guest Monday with Suzanne

Hi! July Guest Suzanne here with a new card and a simple technique to share with you!

I'm sure that I'm not the only person who struggles sometimes with masculine cards, so I wanted to make one to share using Oliver from the new "Lovey Dovey" Oliver & Amelia set...

When I colored Oliver to coordinate with the paper, I thought that his cap and overalls would look great with a denim texture. It's easy to create one if you're coloring with alcohol based markers, like Copics. (If you know of a way to make textures with another coloring medium, I'd love to hear about it!)

After I colored in those parts, and after the image was fully dry, I spritzed some colorless blender solution on a scrap of denim fabric and pressed it over both the hat and overalls. Once the solution starts to dry, you'll see the texture appear!

It's a simple technique that I picked up in a Copic class, and since then, I've had fun trying out different textures on my colored images!

Here's a closeup of the hat:

Pretty cool, right?

 I'll be back again next Monday to share a new TGF card with you! I hope you'll join in on the challenges and fun things that are coming up on the TGF blog and at TGF's Splitcoast forum

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my card! Hope you have a wonderful week!



Denice said...

What a great tip Suzanne, Oliver's hat and overalls look fantastic! I'm definately going to give this a try!

Rebekah Wiebe said...

Thanks so much for the denim texture tip. I will try that. Rebekah

eva said...

this is so cute and i love that denim trick!