Thursday, June 9, 2011

Direct to Paper Technique

Lydia has a wonderful tutorial on SCS describing the direct to paper technique! I loved the beachy, weathered board BG she illustrated and was happy with my first attempt! I scored white CS at 1" intervals then swiped Soft Suede ink lengthwise on the panel. I then took a white Colorbox pigment ink pad and smeared it lightly over the panel. I finished it off with a hint of Oasis Green VersaMagic chalk ink. The DP is from DCWV's Linen Closet matstack. The image was stamped in Soft Suede and lightly colored with Copics (E43, YG61, YG63). What else did I use?
STAMPS: "Spring" by MFT
ACCESSORIES: Oval Nesties, Plaid EF by Sizzix, Arrow brad by The Paper Studio, English Ivy border punch by EK Success.
The layout is for My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge in the MFT forum on SCS.


StephC said...

What a fabulous card! Love the background!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this caught my eye right away....I am a sucker for these colors AND the bird's nest is so realistic....I may just have to get that set!

Marisa said...

Wonderful use of the sketch. Love the weathered wood panelling DP.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh you did good! Again, awesome use of colors - fabulous bg!!

Dawn B. said...

This is fabulous.. I love this bird's nest. It is so pretty. Great colors. I need to check out this tutorial. :)