Hello everyone! Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog featuring some great products from Stabilo. Last month I did a Facebook Live on drawing layered circles with these three Stabilo products. CLICK HERE to see that live video.
On the blog today I’m sharing a step by step of the technique, only this time we are making rectangles.
I was inspired by the July Sketchy challenge too, the rectangle layout determined the arrangement on my card.
The beauty of the Stabilo products is that you can coordinate your colors from the fibre-tipped pens to the Woody to the CarbOthello chalk pastel pencil.
This card is basically small rectangle layers made with 3 different Stabilo products from the blue/green color family.
Prep card stock with gesso.
Draw shapes using the Stabilo Pen 68.
These pens are water-soluble so they magically react with water. (Well, it’s more like science than magic, but it’s the little things in life, like water soluble pens, that make me happy.)
Take a water brush or small paintbrush and activate the ink along the inside of your shape, pulling some color into the interior of your shape.)
Gently wet the inside of your rectangle. Using a small wet paint brush take color from the end of the Stabilo Woody and randomly color in your rectangle. Blotting color here and there. No need to completely color in the shape. You want the color to mix and mingle gently. I tried to create a gradient with my colors moving down the page from the darker blues to the bright green and yellow.
To create the spatters, wet the tip of the Woody and your brush, simply flick the wet paint off the top of the Woody on to your paper.
To create a bit more depth, I edged the bottom and left edges with a grey Carbothelo chalk- pastel. You could also use the chalk pastels to create more depth inside your rectangles too.
To create the titles I ran my “practice pages” through a die cut machine using Stampin, Up! dies. “Practices pages” are those left over papers (when you’re learning a new technique) that don’t quite work out but you just can’t bear to throw them out. Well they look amazing once I run them through a die cut machine and I feel like I’m not wasting products. I’m creating from my mistakes. I’m basically adding value to my waste products.
I sprayed the entire thing with Varathane finish. This keeps the chalk in place and keeps everything from smudging. It also gives the project a leather feel.
Here is another version I created using circles; same process only I outlined my circles in black at the end. Have fun layering your blocks and remember to turn your practice sheets into embellishments!
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