Monday, December 4, 2017

Pearl Painted Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Our new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog for the next two weeks is Silver and Gold. Very timely, I should say, with the holidays fast approaching. Our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy. I am using the Young Deer image.

I printed the image on Canson watercolor paper. I painted the image using Finetec Coliro Watercolor Pearl Gold & Silver set. I love this watercolor set. See the shimmer on the deer on the next photo. There are other Finetec sets available, and you can also purchase them individually. I painted the eyes and the mouth with Kuretake Gansai Tambi. I used an ink jet printer to print the image which reacted with the water when I painted the image. Using the original image as a guide, I used a fine tip black marker to trace the image outline and the details.

I used the Cricut Design Space to cut the antlers for this deer. I pounced this on Versamark ink and dipped it on silver Hero Arts embossing powder. I repeated this process twice to make it thicker. I cut these antlers twice. I adhered the extra antlers to the back of the embossed antlers for extra dimension. I adhered these antlers to the head of the deer.

I added red Stickles to the nose of deer. Now, my deer looks like Rudolph the reindeer.

For the background, I am using Canson watercolor paper. I die cut this panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I masked the edges using a low tacky painter's tape. I applied a wash of water to the open rectangular area. I used the Kuretake Gansai Tambi to add color to the area, using a dark blue and purple to create the night sky. I dried this with a heat gun.

I covered the area with a Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil, secured it with tape at the edges. I applied a translucent Wendi Vecchi embossing paste to the stencil, making sure I covered the holes with embossing paste. I lifted the stencil off, making sure to clean the stencil and palette knife right away. I poured Tim Holtz Distress Pumice Stone Glitter over the area to adhere to the embossing paste while pouring off the excess. I set this aside to dry.

For the sentiment, I am using a bold sentiment from Mama Elephant Season's Greetings stamp set. I stamped this on gold vellum using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with American Crafts Zing Metallic Gold embossing powder. I fuzzy cut around the sentiment leaving a small border around the words.

I applied dots of Ranger Multi Medium Matte on the back of the vellum sentiment and the painted image. I adhered this to the stitched panel.

To finish off the card, I cut a silver cardstock at 4 1/4"x 5 1/2". I added cross-stitched details on the edge of this silver cardstock using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders. I adhered this to the front of a top folding A2 note card. I adhered fun foam to the back of the watercolored panel, then adhered this to the silver cardstock.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Let me greet you as early as now, have a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the season!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. What an adorably sweet card Maria!

  2. Such a cute card, and you painted it just beautifully. I love the glittery snow in the background. Charlotte/Lady Joyful

  3. Beautiful card. I love the sparkly Rudolph, he looks like he is having fun frolicking in the snow. Thank you for joining the DL.ART December Linky Challenge