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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