I want to begin by thanking Claudine at Claudine's Art Corner for picking my name in her latest giveaway. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw I had won. It just goes to show, you don't have to post on Facebook to have other participants, including Claudine, visit. Thank you again, Claudine.
Once again, I had NONE of the supplies Claudine used, so of course, I had to make these cards my own.
I started my first card by adding three colors of my handmade shimmering mists. I forgot to take a photo before I put the other two away, so all I had left was the last mist. One thing that surprised me was the gesso seemed to "melt" away when I added the mists. I set this card aside to dry while I worked on the second card.
I didn't have those lovely napkins Claudine found, but I would LOVE to get some. They are super. Instead, I cut part of a page from an old dictionary and glued it to the substrate (playing card).
I had intended to age the paint a bit using some gifted walnut ink, but changed my mind
when I saw how the orange paint adhered to the old paper.
I should call this the week of the ribbon, because, instead of tissue or washi tape, I used ribbon on my cards. For the card on the left, note how I stamped more bats after I masked the focal image. That was the hardest stamping I've ever tried. For the card on the right, I found a tiny bit of gifted ribbon and used it. I used three stamps on this one: my jack-o-lantern, crow, and a bit too cutsey for my taste gifted spider.
A scan of the two cards shows all the stamping mistakes I made, as well as my attempt to color the jack-o-lantern's eyes and mouth using a very incompatible color pencil. More than likely, not my finest cards, but I can't change them now, since I don't have replacement cards I can use.
Thanks again for your continued support, even though I'm not part of the Facebook group.
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