Hi everyone. Here I am! :) It's been a while since I've posted a project. What can I say....busy busy busy. But...I was so excited to do up this image! Lizzy Love has been pumping out more and more digital stamps as well as rubber stamps and they are absolutely amazing! Click here to check out the Oddball Art Co Etsy Shop. If you use coupon code DTBAILEY10, you'll receive 10% anything in the shop! If you're interested in entering this challenge (Anything Goes) or any future challenges, check out the Oddball Art Co Challenge Blog or the Mixed Mediaology group on Facebook.
A variety of techniques were used in this creation. Click "read more" below for techniques and supplies used...
Adding a little extra to a colored image.....Oddball Art Co Design Team Project......love love love new digis!
So....I encourage you guys to enter the Oddball Art Co challenges. There's two different challenges every month....one on the Oddball Art Co Challenge Blog and the other in the Facebook group Mixed Mediaology. Come on....do it! Win digis and show off your work! :)
Hey...if you have a preferred method of adding finishing touches to images or know of a better site than picmonkey.com, let us know by leaving a comment below. This is a long post....thanks for hanging in til the end. Thx! :) -B
I decided to do something a little different and share my process for coloring images. I used a digital stamp by Artist, Lizzy Love of Oddball Art Co. For the image on the left below, I colored it with copic markers (G46, G43, G40, E00, E000, Rv95, RV93, RV91, and a couple blues for her eyes). I used Letraset Promarkers for her hair. But....the colors aren't as vibrant as I'd like. The highlights and shadows could use some help too. So...I went over the copic-colored areas with colored pencils in similar shades, producing the image to the right below. As you can see, the colors are brighter and more defined.
In addition to providing depth and definition, colored pencils also blend beautifully. I use a white Priismacolor pencil to go over the entire image to seamlessly blend all of the colors. The Priismacolor colorless blender is supposed to achieve the same result. However, I find that it leaves too much wax build up on the surface of the paper. So....the white pencil is my preference..
To purchase this or any other Oddball Art Co digii stamps, check out the Oddball Art Co Etsy Shop and use discount code DTBAILEY10 to receive 10% off anything in the shop.
To enter Oddball Art Co challenges, visit the Oddball Art Stamp Co Challenge Blog or the Facebook Group Mixed Mediaology.
Thanks so much for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions about this or any past blog posts. Thx! :)
Here's the process video for the Happy Holidays card in my previous post, which is my Oddball Art Co Design Team Project for December's "Anything Goes" Challenge. I show a masking technique, which allowed me to protect the focal image during the creation of the background.
Supplies used for this card:
white cardstock, silver Uniball gel pen, Gelly Roll Stardust pen, Glossy Accents by Ranger, Daniel Smith Artist Masking Fluid,, Distress Inks (Faded Jeans, Broken China, Peacock Feathers), Memento Dye Inks (Nautical Blue, Teal Zeal), Prismacolor colored pencil (Ultramarine), Gamsol, misc snowflake stamps, flourish stamp by Stampabilities, dots stamp by Stampin' Up, green ribbon, Scotch 3M double stick tape, navy blue cardstock, kraft cardstock
In my last post, I provided links to Oddball Art Co Challenges as well as their Etsy shop where you can purchase digital stamps and much more. We'd love it if you'd join us in the Oddball Art Co Challenges! Questions?......Leave a comment below or feel free to email email@example.com
To enter the Anything Goes Challenge, visit Mixed Mediaology on Facebook. Winners get free Oddball Art Co digis! Yay!
If you're interested in purchasing some of Lizzy's digis, go to the Oddball Art Co Etsy Shop. The shop is also packed full of Lizzy's artwork...paintings, art dolls, and more. To get 10% off anything in the shop, use discount code DTBAILEY10.
You can also enter challenges on the Oddball Art Stamps Challenge Blog. You can show off your skills and win free digis!
This mischievous little cutie is always up to no good.. Made it onto the Naughty List 4 years running! But....she hopes to come up with a plan.
All images are by Lizzy Love of Oddball Art Co. They are available for purchase in the Oddball Art Co Etsy Shop.. Use discount code DTBAILEY10 to receive 10% off anything in the shop! :)
All images are by Lizzy Love of Oddball Art Co.. Check out the Oddball Art Stamp Co blog or Mixed Mediaology on Facebook. These digi stamps (and many, many more) are available for purchase in the Oddball Art Co Etsy Shop. Happy Halloween everyone!!
P.S. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think of this little Halloween story. Thx! :)
These cards were made using digital stamps by Lizzy Love of Oddball Art Co for the "Lots of Circles" Challenge. I am so very excited to be on the Design Team for Oddball Art Co and this is my first challenge. Yay! In my opinion, the best parts of these cards are the shiny parts where I added dimensional adhesive. Not only does it add dimension, but it also makes the color underneath more vibrant.
If you are interested in purchasing digis like these, visit Oddball Art Co on Etsy. Use discount code DTBAILEY10 for 10% off anything in the shop.
These are just a few of the many backgrounds I've created. They can be used on cards, mixed media collages, or on art journal pages. It's rare for me to just make one background at a time. If I have all of the supplies out on my desk, I might as well go for it. These particular backgrounds are on 4x6" 1110lb watercolor paper.
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Now I don't know about you, but i don't like spending money on something that i can make myself. The ink blending tools that are sold in craft stores run about $5.00 each and only have one end to apply blending foam to. So I created my own blending tool that is double-ended and very easy to make. Since the components are fairly inexpensive, I created 6 for the price of 1 of the store bought tools. Click below on "Read More" for assembly instructions and supplies used. If you like this idea, please click the "like" button or share it on Pinterest or Twitter. Thx! :)