Thursday, 23 July 2015

#ColourJuly Day 23: Birthday Cards! by DT member Patricia

Hello fellow readers! Hope you're enjoying your day :)

For today's project I'm choosing to make a Birthday Card, day 23 theme's from #ColourJuly, the Kuretake's artsy challenge they proposed this month for us to keep creative. To put together a little piece of art following their themes It's been a great fun so far.

First, material & products used:

- ZIG Kuretake Art & Graphic Twin pens (8, 22, 23, 56, 16, 2, 10)
- ZIG Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush (Lilac, 081)
- ZIG Kuretake MemorySystem 2 Way Glue 
- Hero Arts Stamp Set (CL158 Clear Design "Cupcakes").
- A tiny piece of rubber, cut in a triangular shape.
- Washi tape happily patterned.
- Watercolour paper 185g.
- Brush.

Started off by choosing the stamps I'll be using for my project, some little cupcakes. I'll be inking with my ZIG Art & Graphic Twin pen (8), stroking the brush tip against the rubber in light touches, so the ink is placed uniformly. It works so well and the image really gets sharply printed on my paper.
Then, used my bright colors (ZIG Kuretake Art & Graphic Twin pens 16, 22, 23) on the little piece of rubber, and made some stamping on my watercolor paper, looking like this:
I used this pattern for the cupcakes icing (really looks lovely, and you just can play and stamp with more shapes, or even sizes):

Put more vibrant and solid colour to some details, like the tiny heart and the flower on top. Mixed water with ink for the heart, using a brush. 
I coloured the flower with that ink+water technique, then added a lilac tone to the petals, so it looks eye-catching, with the Clean Color Real Brush pen (Lilac, 081).
Inked then the rest of the stamps, and carefully painted the little details that will be on top of the cupcakes.
Put together the two pieces of each cupcake adding small dots of the 2 Way Glue pen. In such occasions, when I need small amounts of glue to stick together two small parts of something, this pen just saves my life. Applied pressure for only a couple of seconds and the cupcakes look gorgeous in one piece (Note: decided to cut out the plate of one of the cupcakes, tho).
The sentiment is glued aswell, on some ripped strands of washi paper, to add more colour to the composition. 
Finished! :D

Close details: 




Looking good! Totally in love with that crispy stamping the ink from the pens leave when you use them painting a block stamping.

Hope everyone felt inspired and enjoyed this card tutorial :) Thank you for reading!

Patricia