Sunday, March 15, 2015

Unity Stamp Co GIU Blog Hop

  It's time for the 2nd GIU blog hop of 2015!

  (You should have arrived here from Lena's site) 

The Unity Stamp Company sent this lovely stamp set created by the illustrious artist, Phyllis Harris, titled "Brandy & Emma: Bubbles of Fun.  I'll admit, I'm a bit nervous as I'm not a Copic user and coloring is not a big skill set of mine.  However, I had an idea to go all "whimsical" with this set, and use what skills I do have.  That includes water coloring and the use of my Tombow Dual brush markers. 


I started with a wood panel and blender paper from ADORNit,
then covered with some washi tape.

Next, I embellished a wood phrase from Fancy Pants Design, by inking and adding bubbles.  I even dipped a sharpie cap into my ink pad and added more bubbles.  (Stamp below from Unity titled, "Bubbly")

I also stamped some little colorful bushes, using the Unity set "Insightful Meadows" and added some Flower Soft in "Meadow" for the green grass.

To add more bubbles, I simply masked the part of the stamp I didn't want to use.

Look close and you'll see that I made iridescent bubbles by tinting.  I'm sure it's been done before but I had the idea and went with it.  I used Ranger Glossy Accents, then ran my pink Tombow marker across an acrylic block, dipping a wet paintbrush into the mix and tinting the tops of my wet, glossy bubbles.  The picture below shows the bubbles after they've dried.  I love how it turned out!

So there you have it.  Lots of color, bubbles and extras to make this whimsical art piece.  Now, hop on over to Tenia's page to see what she cooked up! 

If you've missed someone along the way, here is the order of the hop:

Be sure and comment at all the blogs for a chance to win a super prize....details here:

Additional supplies: May Arts Ribbon pink raffia bow string, orange chevron ribbon and pink burlap string, Target washi tape, DecoArt Glamour Dust in Crystal, Tim Holtz distress ink Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz distress ink Picket Fence dabber, Tombow dual brush pens from the Bright Collection, Le Marvy black ultra fine point pen, Memento ink London Fog, Cricut die cuts,  circle punch scrap paper, Freckled Fawn neon enamel dots, buttons from The Scrapbook Princess (maker unknown), Ranger blending tool, Ranger Adirondack black ink,  Strathmore 300 series 140 lb watercolor paper, Tombow mono adhesive super bond, Prima Marketing flowers, My Favorite Things rolled scallop flower die, Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments paper (rolled flowers), Tulip gold fabric paint

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