Welcome to Day 1 of the Whimsy Stamps clear stamps & die release! Did you get a gander at those fabulous stamps and corresponding dies up there? So many fun creative possibilities to be had. These 4 new clear stamp sets and 2 die sets are on sale in the store right now!!!
Today I am featuring the sweet little "Hoo Loves You" clear stamp set. This wonderful set includes 3 adorable owls and 3 hoot-ariffic sentiments too!
Today I thought I would share with you how I created my focal square and how I created the back ground for my adorable little owl.
Stamp the owl image onto the cardstock die cut square using brown ink. Stamp the same image again onto some masking paper (by Inkadinkado) and cut out the masking paper owl. You can also use Post-It-Note paper for this too. They now make some that is sticky all the way across except for a small edge.
Adhere the square temporarily to some scrap paper using some low-tack tape. I used Micropore Tape. I love this stuff because you can still see through it to position it for a little masked border! Peel the masking paper backing from the owl and stick it right over top of the stamped image.
Die cut a circle from a Post-It-Note or masking paper to create a mask for the moon in the back ground. Adhere the circle mask right over top of your masked owl.
Using a Copic airbrush, apply some Copic BG13 around the outer edges of the square, leaving a lighter area around the moon mask.
Using a Copic airbrush, apply Copic BG72 around the edges and to deepen the colour there.
Using the Copic airbrush, apply Copic BG07 around the edges, to deepen the colour there even more. This effect can also be achieved by applying inks from light to dark in a circular motion from the outside of square towards the moon.
Using Copic Y04 in the airbrush, apply the yellow colour around the lighter gap around the moon. This creates a moon "glow".
Peel off and SAVE your circle mask. Leave your owl mask on. Apply a little more Copic Y04 to the moon.
Using Copic T1, T2 and T3, add some dots of grey colour to the moon to create it's rough cratery surface appearance.
Place the circle mask back over the moon again, pressing the edges of the mask firmly on the paper. Using a slightly watered-down white acrylic paint and an old toothbrush, run your thumbnail through the bristles to create a fine splatter effect - the effect of stars across the back ground.
To finish your image off, remove all of the masks, colour in some branches using tones of darker brown Copic and colour in the little owl. I added texture to his head and belly using fun, fine strokes of colour right over top of the original brown ink. I also retraced some of the stamp lines with a black Copic Multi-liner to make them stand out a little bit more from the brown ink.
Here's a close up of the little coloured fella sitting on his little moonlit branch again...
There's a chance to WIN a $15 gift certificate to the Whimsy Store today and all you have to do is leave a comment on each and every one of the blog hop participants today. So check out these fabulous ladies and their amazing creations using some of the new clear stamp release sets! Take it away ladies...
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~ Ally ~
Sponsored by: Whimsy Stamps
stamps: Whimsy Stamps (Hoo Loves You)
cardstock: Neenah Solar White, Stampin' Up! (Island Indigo), Bazzill
patterned papers: My Mind's Eye (Here is Happy)
die cut shapes: Simon Says Stamp! (Stitched Squares, Stitched Rectangles), My Favorite Things (Stitched Ovals), Spellbinders (PageMaps - On the Edge)
Copics: sky: BG13, GB72, BG78, Y04 moon: Y04,
ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa), Wink of Stella (clear)
twine: Darice (100% Natural Hemp)
stars: Basic Grey (Star Studs)
other: Stickles by Ranger (Star Dust). #thedailymarker30day