25 May 2018

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION - MAY 2018

Hello there, thanks for visiting my blog.

It is time for another

and this month I have instructions on how I coloured a cactus!





So if you're curious as to what I've been up to then please click on the link below to read this months feature on the MFT Blog - I hope you find it informative and that you give the technique a try.


Oh and don't forget if you have any questions - please ask!

15 May 2018

MFT AND FRIENDS - MAY 2018


Today I am taking another look at our recent May release:



If you've been following me for a while you will know by now I love sewing almost as much as I love colouring so I decided to combine the two for todays project.

I started with the new Scallop Cross-Stitch Tag and used just the pierced element - cutting out a grid on a piece of white Yupo cardstock.  This is amazing for stitching - it's synthetic, so won't tear as readily as paper based card - great for beginners who may pull the threads too hard.

As you can see I used a plain cross stitch in three colours for the lower area using 4 strands of embroidery thread.  The upper portion was sewn with 2 strands of thread using a simple square stitch that covers the area quickly and easily.  (It's basically diagnals of back stitch, which once complete give the appearance of squares.)



The little boy was stamped on to Copic suitable card using Hybrid Cement Grey ink and coloured with Copics (available here) and a touch of pencil enhancement.

COPICS USED:
Skin: E0000, E000, E40, E41, V20, R20
Eyes: B21, B26, W10
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, N0, N2, N3, N4
Shoes: W0, W1, W2, B16, B18, N4
Shirt: B000, B00, N2, N0
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27
Cat: E11, E13, E15, E17, RV93, YG61, W4, W8




Once completed, I adhered the stitched panel to a Smooth White card base with foam tape and glued the little guy onto the sewn panel with Multi Medium Matte.

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Until next time
Happy Colouring


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10 May 2018

MFT MAY RELEASE - JUST ADD COLOUR

Hello again, I'm back with one of our newer monthly features:


As you may recall, this is where we showcase elements from our new release with colouring as the main focal point.

I started with a piece of Copic suitable card and cut out a stitched square using the Inside and Out Stitched Square stax. Then with the Basic Shapes Circles stencil, inked random circles with Natural Hybrid ink and turned those simple inked circles in to spheres using Copic makers (available HERE)



I kept the colour palette quite simple by using purely earth tones and greys..........but I would suggest that should you want to try this at home, learn from my mistake and make sure you ink your circles well enough.  I had been a little too light handed with the inking and as it dried I was really struggling to see the circles.........lesson learnt!

COPIC COLOURS:
E11, E13, E15, E21, E23, E30, E31, E33, E34, E40, E41, E42, E43, E50, E51, E53, E55, E81, E84, W0, W1, W2, W3, YR30



Once coloured I adhered the finished piece on to a top folding square Sweet Tooth cardbase, with a Natural mount.  The sentiment, from the the Bubble over with Joy set was stamped onto Copic card with Hybrid Kraft ink and cut using the Fishtail sentiment strip from Blueprints 27.

A different approach when using those stencils in your collection and a great way to practice your Copic shading.

Happy Colouring

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