Tulip Ink Layering Card (2018) | Altenew Budding Thanks

Hello and happy Friday! I used ink layering stamps to create the flowers for this card. I loved the process of looking through my ink collection–paltry but growing–and selecting colors to build these tulips and leaves. With each layer I stamped down, the dimension grew, and it’s an utterly fabulous and fun way to create card without any coloring!

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Here are all the completed flowers and leaves that I built with the set Budding Thanks from Altenew. I used all of Altenew’s stamps from the set minus just one stem, and I cut them out using the coordinating dies. I had trouble aligning the dies over the stamped images precisely, so I used a clever alignment technique I show in my video.

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I think flowers and stripes compliment each other very well. I used a striped stencil and more ink to create a background for my tulips. It added more interest to my card.

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The Iridescent Bubbles I adhered to the card almost stole the show. They picked up and reflected all the colors from my card. So gorgeous!!

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Here is the process video for this card! You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies Used:

Budding Thanks Stamp Set – Altenew

Budding Thanks Dies – Altenew

Classy Stripes Stencil – Altenew

Iridescent Bubbles – Studio Katia

Oval Frame Dies – MFT

Pure Plum Card Stock – MFT

Inks:

Electric Lime – Ranger

Pear Tart – Memento

Lily Pad – Ranger

Tickled Pink – MFT

Pure Plum – MFT

Seedless Preserves – Distress Oxide

Dandelion – Memento

Fossilized Amber – Distress Oxide

Spiced Marmalade – Distress Oxide

Budding Thanks Card | Altenew Layering Flower

Hello! I am playing along with Altenew’s March Inspiration challenge. The colors this month are blue, coral and light brown, and I decided to use Altenew’s Budding Thanks stamp set. I love Altenew’s layering stamp sets–they steal the show on any card. I am keeping it simple by using one flower on my card and a fun striped background using Altenew’s Classy Stripes Stencil.

Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge

 

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Here is my simple floral thank you card. I used kraft card stock and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide to create my blue stripes. For a finishing touch I added a few clear gems.

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!

Magic Magnetic Tin Pin Easter Card | Copics & Distress Oxides

Hi! I’m back with another tin pin card, except this time I’ve added a magnet behind the card stock to attach it. The tin pin card is now a little more interactive and fun.

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The tin pins come in a set of six, and the coloring for these pins is super easy to match up.  You just need to color in the cheeks and nose.

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I used Copic markers to color in my stamped image, and I tried to select colors that would match up with some Distress Oxide inks.

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I used a stamp set from Altenew called A Splash of Color to create splatter marks behind the bunny.

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I used a Neodynium magnet for this project–it’s very thin and strong, and it holds onto the tin pin through the card stock perfectly. Don’t use black sheet magnets or fridge magnets–they would hold onto the tin pin. I used score tape to hold the magnet in place and surrounded it with foam tape which happened to be the same thickness as the magnet.

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Kids and adults alike will love the playfulness of this card. I’m going to have a difficult time giving this one away! Lol! However, I can always make more–and that’s exactly what I’m going to do using the other bunny stamp in the set. So much fun!!

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Here’s the video I created for this card.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful and crafty week, my friends!!

Supplies used:

HandyMag Neodymium Magnets

Happy Mail – Darcie’s Heart & Home

Tin Pins

A Splash of Color – Altenew

Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Dies – Lawn Fawn

Wink of Stella

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide

Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide

Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide

Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide

Daisy Delight Birthday Cards (2018) |Gem Watercolors & Copic Markers

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I recently visited the Gina K store again in Wisconsin for a class on Brush Lettering. It was a fabulous class, and I learned a lot–more to come on that later. On the way out of her store it’s impossible not to stop and look at all the pretty things in her store. I came across this stamp set called Daisy Delight, and I couldn’t resist buying it. I love large flower stamps. They are so much fun to color in!!

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I heat embossed this image with white embossing powder onto a piece of black card stock. I wanted to pull out my Kuretake Gem watercolors and play with them again. They look so dazzling on the black card stock. My pictures of this card hardly do it justice. I painted them in rainbow order, adding a few petals of pink. The trick with painting on black card stock is not to use too much water. Even then my panel buckled a little, but it flattened out as it dried.

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For my second card panel I stamped the image onto a piece of kraft card stock. I’ve never used Copic markers on kraft before, but I found I really liked the effect! It’s more muted but still stunning. Below I scribbled the Copic markers I used for this project onto a piece of kraft as well as a piece of white card stock so you could see the difference.

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I painted about two petals at a time to keep the paper wet–Copics blend better in the fibers of the paper this way.  I went lightest to darkest with my colors and then darkest to lightest again to get a good blend.

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I did some partial die cutting on my two panels. I used a faux stitch die and cut out some of the panel, and then I used my scissors to cut around some of the petals.

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I also used some fun foam behind these panels to add dimension. I added a happy birthday sentiment on these panels, a few embellishments, and these cards were done! I hope you give these techniques a try! They are definitely fun to do!

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Here is the video for these cards! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel. Hope you enjoy!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Supply List:

Daisy Delight stamp set – Gina K Designs

Black Onyx cardstock – Gina K Designs

Tomato Soup cardstock – Gina K Designs

Glimmery White Diamond cardstock – Simon Says Stamp

Nenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock

VersaMark Ink

Extreme Black Ink – My Favorite Things

Mini Misti

Kuretake Gem Colors watercolors

Silver Black Brush #4

White Embossing Powder – Hero Arts

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Copic Markers – R32, R22, R24, R39, Y08

White Prismacolor Pencil

Die-namic – Inside & Out Stitch Round Rectangles – My Favorite Things

YNS Gumdrop Embellishment – Crystal Clear & Sparkle

Black, Gray & White Enamel Dots – Hobby Lobby

Magic Slider Cards | Copic Markers

Happy Friday to you all!  I have some fun cards to share today.  I’m using a die set from Lawn Fawn called Magic Color Slider.  I actually won this die set from Jennifer McGuire’s blog last December.  This was the first time I won anything, and I was so excited!!  Thank you, Jennifer!!  The set includes three different window frame dies, so I decided to create a card for each window!

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This is what the set looked like before I opened it and started snipping the dies apart.

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It took some time to chose the colors of cardstock I wanted to use and die cut them, but here are my cards all cut out.  It looks complicated, but once you create one, you get the hang of it, and it’s smooth sailing from there.

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I used a Mini Misti to stamp the images onto Neenah White 110 pound cardstock using MFT’s Extreme Black Ink.  While the images where on the Misti door, I switched out the cardstock for a piece of acetate the same size and stamped the images again.  I used Stazon Ink to stamp on the acetate.  I used two different inks because Stazon is not Copic friendly, and I wanted to color all these images with Copics.

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Once all my coloring was finished, I started to assemble my cards.  I put dot liner on the back of the colored panels, aligned them through the window, and then pressed them into place.  To align the acetate, I put down skor tape around the inside of the windows, peeled off the release paper, placed the acetate over the colored images so they aligned perfectly, and then closed the frame onto it.

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Before sealing the sliders together, I made sure to put in my white slider piece, and then adhered the two sides together with more skor tape.  I pulled the white slider up and down a few times to get it slide smoothly.  These cards can be so addictive to play with!!  Lol!!  I added my sentiments and embellishments on the outside of the slider elements and then adhered them all onto card bases.  Some crafters don’t attach them onto card bases, which is fine, but I wanted to make them into mini cards and enable them to stand up.

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Here is the video I created for these cards!  You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting!  Have a nice weekend!!

 

Supplies used:

Magic Color Slider – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine

Skor Tape

Acetate

Stazon Ink

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Mini Misti stamp positioner

Blowing Kisses Stamp set – MFT

Sending a Smile Stamp set – MFT

Sweet Thing Stamp set – Gina K

Copic Markers

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Connect Glue – Gina K

Clear Droplets – Pretty Pink Posh

 

Mini Heart Valentine’s Day Cards

Hello!  I wanted to show you the mini cards I created for my kids for Valentine’s Day.  The technique I used to make these hearts is really fun!  I call it paper strips piecing.

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I chose some pretty cardstocks that mimic the colors of the Valentine heart candies.  However, this would be a great technique to use up the scrap paper we all have in our stash.

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I used a paper trimmer to cut the cardstocks into strips.  I didn’t measure them out; I just cut.  I wanted the strips to be various widths.  I then used a sheet of Stick It adhesive on a thin sheet of typing paper and started putting down the paper strips onto it.  This part was very fun and relaxing to do.

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I used a bone folder to press the paper strips into the adhesive and then die cut some hearts.  I love how these turned out!!

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The lacy heart die cut I adhered to a bright pink 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 card base and added a sentiment banner over the heart.

For the second card, I cut two more smaller hearts out of the largest heart and adhered them to a gate-fold card base.

Here is the video tutorial for these cards!  You can watch them here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.  Thanks for stopping by!!  Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!

 

Supplies used:

Cotton Candy Cardstock- SSS

Lemon Chiffon Cardstock – SSS

Jelly Bean Green Cardstock – Gina K

Ocean Mist Cardstock – Gina K

Periwinkle Cardstock – MFT

Stick It Adhesive

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Lacy Heart Stackables – Lawn Fawn

Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot Machine

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Heart Filled Sentiments – Reverse Confetti

Love Notes Stamp Set – Neat & Tangled

Corner Chomper

Love You Valentine’s Day Shaker Cards

Hello!  Hope you’re all having a great week so far!  The card I’m showing you today is a twofer.  I created two cards from one card panel.  To create this panel, I used some Distress Oxide inks over a pretty stencil.  I taped everything down well so nothing would shift.  These Distress Oxide inks are so fun to play with–they glide on the paper so easily.  Once I pulled up the stencil, I had a gorgeous panel to work with.  I did allow the ink to dry for a while.

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Next, I taped my die onto the panel with some low-tac tape and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I’m using the letter’s this die created for my first card.

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However, I’m only using three of these letters–L, V and E.  The O I’m substituting for a heart, and the Y, O and U I’ll save for another project.  I’m replacing them with a scripty “you” die.  There will be a tiny shaker element behind the heart, so I used foam tape to build my shaker well onto a piece of black cardstock.Image3

The letters will also have some dimension behind them.  I used the die to cut out the letters in some fun foam.  I glued the paper letters on top of the fun foam using some strong liquid adhesive and let them dry.  I used my acrylic block as a weight to hold the letters in place while they dried.

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I also added some dimension to my “you” die cut.  For this, I die cut the word several times with white cardstock and glued them all together.  I thought it would be easier than cutting out such a delicate die with fun foam and trying to attached it to the cardstock die.  Once I adhered that, the card was complete!

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My second card was supposed to be much simpler and faster to put together, but I was plagued with one mistake after another!  First, I forgot to adhere the acetate before I started creating my shaker well with the foam tape.  So, I carefully peeled off all the foam tape,  adhered the acetate, and replaced all the foam tape.  Then all I had to do was added the sequins–again–and adhere the cardstock to the back.  And that’s exactly what I did; however, the sentiment didn’t pop at all with the white cardstock backing it.  So, I peeled off the white cardstock and added pink cardstock.  That didn’t give me enough contrast either!  I peeled off the pink cardstock, added some dot liner over the paper still sticking to the foam tape, and put down a red piece of cardstock and called it done!  Oh, boy!  What a fiasco that was, but it turned out pretty cute in the end.

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Here is the video tutorial for these cards!  However, the second card is more of a tutorial on what not to do!  Lol!!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thanks for visiting!!  Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Supplies Used:

Love You die MFT,

Thank You Fancy die – Hero Arts

Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables dies – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot machine

Mini Swirly Garden stencil – Balzer Designs – Hobby Lobby

Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide

Candied Apple Distress Oxide

Mini Ink Blending Tool

Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper

Black Cardstock – SSS

Dusty Rose cardstock – Gina K

Red Velvet cardstock – Gina K

Accetate

Fun Foam

Foam Tape

Kokuyo Dot Liner

Multi Medium Matte glue

Sequins

Monster Sized Valentine’s Day Card 2018 | Zig Watercolors & Distress Oxides

Hello, Friends!  One of my favorite things to do with my stamps is to stack them; I think it looks so funny and cute.  They don’t even have to be from the same stamp set; however, in today’s card I stacked all four of the monsters from MFT’s Monster Sized set.  When I stacked my monsters, they ended up being too tall for the standard A2 sized card I usually make, so this card ended up being 7 1/2 by 4 1/2.

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To stack your images, you need to stamp from the top and work your way down.  So, I stamped the smallest of the monsters first, masked him and then stamped the next monster under him–and so forth.  This way your images will look like they are actually standing on the image beneath it.

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I used Bristol Smooth cardstock so I could color in my monsters with some Zig watercolor brushes.  This is excellent paper for that–and it’s also excellent for ink blending.  It has a nice coating on it that helps your mediums to blend well.  I used three different colors of Distress Oxides to create an hombre effect on this panel.

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The sticky note masking paper protected my images perfectly.  Once I pull off the masks, I can start painting.

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I heat emboss the sentiment right onto my card panel this time with Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I stamped it twice so it looked like a stripe running up the side of my panel.

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I needed to create an envelope to fit my card, so I pulled out my 1-2-3 Punch Board.  This is a very fun tool to use, and so easy!

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It comes with really great instructions to help you create the size of envelope you need.  I used a piece of 12 by 12 pattern paper so I could have a cute pattern on the inside of my card.

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The sentiment on my card wasn’t popping enough for me, so I go back in with a little more distress ink and some masks to darken this up.

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Here’s my video!  You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.  Thank you for visiting!!  Bye!

Supplies used:

Zigs: 042 Turquoise Green, 050 Yellow, 080 Violet, 083 Lilac, 025 Pink, 026 Light Pink, 090 Gray, 091 Light Gray, 024 Wine Red, 036 Light Blue

Distress Oxides: Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick

Monster Sized Stamp Set MFT

Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper

123 Punch Board

Monster Sized Dies MFT

Xtreme Tombow Adhesive

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

EK Success Tool – Anti-Static Powder

VersaMark Ink

MFT Poppy Cardstock

SSS Cotton Candy Cardstock

 

Monster Sized Birthday Card | Prismacolors & Distress Oxides

Hello, my friends!  Welcome back!  I’ve created a birthday card using MFT’s Monster Sized stamp set.  This set is the perfect set to use for creating kids’ birthday cards.  I’m also going to create some kids’ Valentine’s Day cards using this set soon.

I colored in my monsters with some Prismacolor pencils.  I’m using Strathmore Colored Pencil paper for this.  I decided not to use Gamsol to blend it all out–I like the sketchy look the colored pencils gave.

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Fortunately, I had the coordinating dies.  I’m not the best fussy cutter, and I would not like to cut out these images by hand.  Although I probably should try it–I need the practice.

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For the background panel, I created a mask with four squares that I created using a full sheet of my masking paper and my Fiskars Paper Trimmer.  I blended on some Distress Oxides using each monster’s complimentary color to really make them pop once I adhere them to the card.

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I wanted to add some dimension to my monsters, so I put some foam tape behind them.  I also used some alphabet and number dies for the monsters to hold up.

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I felt my card needed a sentiment besides the HB2U, so I used one of the sentiments from the set.  I used VeraMark ink to stamp the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock, poured on some white embossing powder, and melted it with my heat gun.  I adhered it onto my card with foam tape so it would be popped up off my card as well.  This finished off my kid’s birthday card!  Now I just need to make more for my stash.

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You can watch my card video here or at my YouTube channel in HD.  Thanks for visiting!!

 

Prismacolor Pencils used on the monsters:

Red & Pink Monster: Pink, Process Red, Pink Rose, Carmine Red, Crimson Lake, Apple Green

Green & Yellow Monster: Deco Yellow, Chartreuse, Apple Green, Prussian Green

Orange Monster: Yellowed Orange, Pale Vermilion, Deco Yellow

Purple & Blue Monster: Lavender, Parma Violet, Dark Purple, Light Cerulean Blue, Denim Blue

Supply Links:

Monster Sized Stamp Set MFT

Monster Sized Dies MFT

Prismacolors

Strathmore Colored Pencil Paper

Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110 lb

Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock 100 lb

Concord & 9th Double-Cut Alphabet Dies

Concord & 9th Double-Cut Numbers Dies

Black Glaze Pen

Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink

Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink

Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink

Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink

Foam Tape

Xtreme Tombow Adhesive

Inkadinkado Making Paper

Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

 

 

 

 

One-Layer Viking Valentine’s Day Card & MFT Haul

Happy Friday!! I have a fun one-layer card for you today using MFT’s new stamp called Viking.  Isn’t he adorable?!  He took a long time to color in, but I had a lot of fun figuring out how I wanted him and the scene behind him to look.

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I stamped him right onto my grey card base using my Mini Misti.  The cardstock did stick out of the top, but that didn’t interfere with my stamping.  I made a point of leaving the stamps on my Misti door so that I could restamp it after the coloring was complete.  The colored pencils do obscure the inked lines, so it’s nice to crisp them up after the coloring is finished.

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I have all the Prismacolor pencil colors I used on this cute guy listed below.  I went back and forth between my colored pencils and my Gamsol.  I used lots of layers and applied them gently so I didn’t damage the tooth of the paper and create a waxy bloom.

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For my background scene,  I wanted to draw in a castle wall behind him.  I blended on some Distress Ink called Hickory Smoke.  I wasn’t concerned to apply it smoothly because I wanted it to look rough and distressed.  I also use Mowed Grass Distress Ink for the grass.  Next, I sprayed the front of my card with water, waited for half a minute, and then blotted it up with a paper towel.  It left behind this fabulous mottled look for my stones.

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I allowed my card to dry completely before I continued on with my coloring.  I used various shades of warm grey pencils to draw in the castle wall behind him.  I wanted the wall to fade out as it reached the sides of the card.  I didn’t add too much detail to the wall because I wanted all the focus to be on the fun Viking.

To complete the card, I also added some detailing to the Viking’s fur coat and beard, as well as to the grass and stones.

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Here is the video I created for this card!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting my blog!  Hope you have a wonderful, crafty weekend!!  Bye!

 

Supplies:

MFT Viking Stamp

SSS Fog Cardstock

Prismacolor Pencils

Copic Multiliner 0.3 Tip

Mini Misti Stamping Tool

Gamsol – Odorless Mineral Spirits

Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke

Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Prismacolor Pencils used to color in the Viking:

Skin: Peach Beige, Rosy Beige

Beard: Terra Cotta, Pumpkin Orange, Cadmium Orange Hue, Yellow Ochre

Fur Coat: Burnt Ochre, Chesnut, Dark Umber, Yellow Ochre

Shirt & Grass: Apple Green, Grass Green

Pants: Sand, Yellow Ochre

Boots; Dark Brown, Dark Umber, Terra Cotta

Hat: Terra Cotta, Sunburst Yellow, Deco Yellow, Ginger Root

Shield: Permanent Red, Crimson Red, Various Warm Greys