August 12, 2017

B. terrestris


Coloring. That's what my husband calls it when I'm working in my craft room. Today his description is very accurate.

I took a vintage image (Graphics Fairy), transferred it to kraft-colored card stock with gel medium (an image transfer) then used colored pencils and distress inks to give it some color.


For me, the biggest challenge when working on kraft-colored paper is making sure I have enough value changes (lights and darks). In this case, the addition of white on some of the long grasses helped.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, this is gorgeous! It always amazes me the results you can get with kraft card and such a lovely image. What would we do without the graphics fairy!? Just lovely xx

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  2. Wow wonderful as always, great job and thanks for the link to Graphics Fairy I didn't know the website and once I've seen it I love it, I think it's going to help me a lot in my future projects. And again beautiful tag. Hugs.

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  3. This is wonderful! Truly looks vintage, Bee! I always love the look of coloring on kraft. You had me at the scientific name! 💛

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  4. I always love your tags and am the proud winner of one! The are so unique and beautiful!

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