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Monday, February 25, 2008

Free Shipping and the Bathing Beauty

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All stamps used are by My Paper Moon, artwork by Shelly H.

This card was made by my good friend, Shelly, and since it's so cold and snowy in parts of the United States, I felt it would be good to remind you that summer will surely come sooner or later, and this is what you have to look forward to. Of course, in Florida it's already very, very warm and we aren't looking forward to it being warmer for summer.

Notice that the bathing beauty is paper sculpted? This is a great technique for giving something texture and dimension. I got the following instructions from Shelly. She's a GREAT teacher.

  • Stamp your image on watercolor paper with permanent ink.
  • Water color the image and let dry.
  • Cut out image.
  • Moisten the back of the image with water on your fingers.
  • Place image on a piece of fun foam.
  • On the back of the image use a bone folder or spoon to gently curve the areas of the image that should pop out.
  • Use a stylus to crease areas to emphasize details on the front of the image.
  • Let dry.
  • Blacken edges of image w/ a permanent black marker.
  • When you attach the image to your artwork, use pieces of double stick foam tape under the rounded areas & adhesive around the edges of the image.

It's easy to do and gives such a nice effect. Give it a try. This technique would also look great with flowers.

Talk to you soon...

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