Sunday, November 6, 2016

Creating a Vintage Candle Glow + Video for TPD Stamps

As an avid card maker, each project that I create is, "my new favorite".  So, of course, today's project is,,,,,, my new favorite!  Seriously though, this was super fun to create and I adore how it turned out.  I'm using the "Holiday Greetings" stamp set from Two Paper Divas Stamps and have done some no-line watercoloring, along with creating a super cool vintage glow around my candle.




Here's a close-up of my glowing candle.  If you've never done no-line watercoloring, basically, you're just using a very light colored ink such as a beige or light gray, to stamp your image so there's no dark outline.  I used Mama Elephant Moonlight pigment ink then watercolored with my Tombow dual brush markers.  I would recommend that you color in your candle wreath first, then color your candle, being especially careful not to let your colors bleed.  My papers are from Anna Griffin and I even added a little splatter of DecoArt Multi-satin Cotton Ball paint to my candle, to give it an artsy touch.  

To me, the most satisfying part of creating art, is having a vision and being able to translate that vision.  I imagined an old time, glowing vintage candle, the kind found in old story books or old children's Bibles..... I think I successfully captured that image that was dancing in my head.  It looks just like a photograph.  At least, I think so.




If you'd like to see a short video on how to create that candle glow, click the link below to view my YouTube video.  I'd love it if you'd leave a comment and a thumbs up while you're there.  It's a super easy technique and will be worth your time to take a peek.  I'll also be sharing my project on Instagram for #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge.   You can find me @wavingmywand on Instagram. 



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