Products I used are: (those in red from the August Kit).
Vicki Boutin All the Good Things stamps and Dies
Altenew Stencil - Half Tone
Concord & 9th Petals and Pallets stamp/die
Vicki Boutin Art Crayon (green)
Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze
Distress Oxide Ink: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Copic Sketch Marker R20
Faber Castell Polychromos Colored Pencils (36 ct.)
Mid Cadmium Red
Deep Scarlet Red
Tim Holtz idea-ology Cutout Floral Cling Foam stamps
Distress Crayon in Dried Marigold
Tombow Dual Brush Marker #243 (Mint Green Color)
White Heavy Weight cardstock
Light Grey and Charcoal Cardstock
Butterfly from Jen Hadfield "My Bright Life" foiled ephemera piece
How I made it:
I started by preparing the iridescent glaze for stenciling. I scribbled a moderate amount of the green VB Art Crayon onto a stamping block then added maybe a teaspoon (or less) of the glaze and mixed it up to give me this beautiful mint green color. I used the Altenew Half Tone stencil I bought from CEP and taped it to the light grey cardstock from the backside. I then spread out the green glaze I had made but left the edges imperfect. I set it aside to dry.
Next I stamped the flowers, using Memento London Fog on the rose and Lawn Fawn's Chili Pepper from the kit for the other flowers. First I colored the rose in R20 Copic marker, just leaving what would be the lightest parts of the flower white. I then moved to using my FC Polychromos pencils. Originally I picked out 6 colors, but as I started to color, I realized I only needed 3 + white. Once done coloring, I used some clear Wink Of Stella on the lightest parts of the flower.
For the other flowers, I decided to first color them with the VB glaze, but instead of green, I used a Distress Crayon in Dried Marigold mixed with the glaze. I used it full strength on the large flower, then diluted it with more water for the mid-size flower, and diluted it again for the smallest of flowers and only used it in the center and curled tips of flower petals. I wanted them all to look slightly different from one another, yet clearly grown from the same garden! I decided once the glaze was dry (didn't take long) to add some color with the same FC Polychromos pencil colors as the rose. I used it for shading near the centers of the flowers. I also used a yellow glitter pen for some of the details in the center of the largest and middle sized flowers. Once the coloring was done, I die cut everything out with their matching dies.
OK, it's showtime! I placed all the elements where I wanted them, then grabbed some Press-n-Seal and pressed the sticky side down so I could lift off the arrangement just as it was. Then starting with the top most layers, I glued each piece down on my pallet area. I did decide to pop up the rose as I wanted her to stand out the most. Once everything was adhered, I grabbed the cute butterfly from the ephemera pack and glued one half down and placed some foam adhesive behind the other wing to keep it at the desired angle. I trimmed my card panel to 5.25" x 4" and centered it on the provided charcoal cardstock. I then adhered that to my top folding heavy white cardbase. Voile', my card was done!
As you can see there is a lot of sheen from the glaze, both on the stenciled dots and the flower petals (I love it!)
I hope you enjoyed my card and how I used the Vicki Boutin products. More to come!
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