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Magenta Christmas Holly Birds

I thought I had finished coloring this image until I saw the wonderful version by Micheline Jourdain: http://www.magentastyle.com/2015/01/micheline-jourdain-retrospective.html?showComment=1447000032996#c7550021585823458092. You have to scroll down to find it. After looking at her version, I headed back to mine. I used a Tombow Marker to watercolor a brighter blue on darker part of the birds. I tried to bleach out the brown which I felt was too dark, but that wasn’t successful. I added the wash of blue around the image. I tried to splatter white gesso using my new Kemper Splatter Brush. I managed to get it everywhere except on the image. (I’ll have to watch a video to see how to use that thing.) I used a regular brush and that worked better, but didn’t show up much so I ended up applying dots with a white gel pen.

I just found a video on how to use the splatter brush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7YNKYplGvY. I turned the wood piece that moved the pin all around the brush instead of turning the brush and leaving the pin facing my card. Why didn’t I think of that? No, I didn’t have the directions. I wonder what I did with them. Next time.

The mats are pieces of wax paper resist I made with wax paper and an embossing folder in 2008. In 2012, I added the ink just to see if it still was good. Now finally, I’m using it. (I have a bunch of pieces that I decided to save until I need them before applying the color.)

Individual Cards and details can be found in my gallery at scrapbook.com:
http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/13464/view/5504851/-1/0/0.html.

I'm sorry it doesn't all fit here.

TFL.
Daria


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Far North   [Nov 19, 2015 at 02:56 AM]
Terrific results! I will follow your links here and will also visit your gallery at scrapbook.com TFS!
howdyheidi   [Nov 19, 2015 at 08:41 AM]
Lovely cards! I love the coloring and I am amazed that you have the backgrounds still sitting around and that you were able to find them! TFS!
Nora S   [Nov 19, 2015 at 10:38 AM]
Those wax paper pieces you used for mats are just perfect for these pretty images! Love how they turned out! TFS
stampwilly   [Nov 19, 2015 at 05:35 PM]
So lovely! I also love the cute birds! Very Happy
CarefreeSadie   [Nov 19, 2015 at 06:05 PM]
These are very pretty. The blue on the background is a nice change from red and green. TFS
Conniecrafter   [Nov 19, 2015 at 08:30 PM]
such pretty coloring, like how you added the white. Those backgrounds are just beautiful with them, great saving them
Iring   [Nov 24, 2015 at 02:02 PM]
These are awesome! How wonderful that you still had those backgrounds! I love the addition of the white dots.

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