hi! welcome back to day two of the papertrey ink september 2013 countdown to new stamps and a closer look at my new set, stained glass, available for purchase on september 15. today, i wanted to focus on coloring the windows with copics. while i did use copics yesterday, vellum takes the ink differently than cardstock, and i wanted to show how you can create the look of transparent glass by blending two shades of each color.
i used watercolor paper to create a card base that fits a #6-3/4 envelope. watercolor paper is great for adding easy texture and the long, narrow proportions of this card size work perfectly with the shape of the angel window. i die cut and stamped the window, coloring the sections first in a light shade of each color, adding the darker shade around the edges. then i colored over each section with the lighter color again, blending the darker edges in towards the center. i colored the frame portion of the die cut with a walnut copic, streaking a little gold over it with a gold leaf paint pen. it's hard to see in the picture, but the window part is popped up with foam tape, while the frame is flush against the card. stamp a sentiment below and there you have it. clean and simple, with touches of texture and dimension for added interest. just the way i like 'em!
if you haven't already, check out nichole's blog for the big scoop on what else is being shared today. heather, dawn, maile, erin, and melissa all have posts up too. and don't forget, come back again tomorrow for another stained glass creation...
happy hump day!