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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Monday, September 12, 2011

Art is Magic....

Art is truly magic....... where else can you take something so simple as a piece of paper, add a few stokes of a color pencil and you have something you can deem as ART.

The technique I used on this card is called black magic.  Its very simple to accomplish, but such a wow factor when finished.

I first stamp the image on black cardstock using white Versamark ink and dry it using my heat gun; you can let it air dry...but I'm an instant gratification kinda gal.....
The stamp set you use needs to be a solid image or made up of smaller solid images (as the one I used here), or else the color pencil won't show up on the black cardstock.

Then using my color pencils, I color and blend until I get the look I want......then a few dots with a white gel pen and you have the finished result.

The stamp set I used is called Precious Butterflies; its from Stampin' Up! 
Its a hostess set that I received a few days ago.
Look closely at the flowers themselves and you can its
 made up entirely of butterflies.  Cool, huh???? 
The way it ended up after coloring it kinda reminds me of clover blossoms.

Give it a try and see what BLACK MAGIC you can create!!!!!!

Until later, magical artisans.........Gotta split.....TFL!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant work of art Crystal the image is truly wonderful so are the techniques you have used this really is Magic.
Lorraine x