Hello Friends, What’s new? Any plans for the upcoming holiday??
I thought I would share with you how I created the cover for “A Touch of Whimsy” catalog. I have to say I am so grateful for all of you because you can really understand the process and the work. When I share the catalog with family and friends they don’t usually get it.
I wanted to create a little scene that extends from the front to the back cover. I wonder if any of you might have noticed this??
Excuse the bad photo but, it’s easier to see how I created the path that’s on the covers.
The octagons were cut with a Spellbinder die and placed down with re-positional tape.
I also drew a path on some copy paper and cut around my pencil lines.
I colored the squares within the nested octagons with some marker. This would have been a good application for distress ink but, I wanted a softer browner look.
After airbrushing the sky and grass I removed the white octagons and colored under them with a grey Copic maker.
I felt the path still needed a little something especially since this was for a cover. I outlined the grey octagons with a darker grey and used a gel pen for some white pen accents as you can see below.
The window and window frame were cut with a Spellbinder. The drapes were gathered with some thread. Just thread through the lace then gather the lace for some soft gathers. I taped my drapes to the back of the mushroom.
This is a close up of the front cover before it’s sent to Penny Black. I try to use as many stamps as possible without looking to busy.
I love this flower stamp so I thought I would share a few tips how I did this too.
After a quick wash of color with a Copic marker I added some highlights with an orange marker on the flower. The flower on the left illustrates how tracing your image with a marker can really make it stand out. The white gel pen never fails to add that little extra too.
It’s super easy to add a window to any mushroom and a gem for the door knob.
After I colored this red flower I added Enamel Accents then poured on some Glossy Accents on top. This really gave the flower center lots of depth and dimension.
I love adding thin lines with a Copic Multiliner as I did on her scarf & flower on her beret after I colored it.
Have you see the challenge this week on the Penny Black Blog ?
Thank YOU for letting me share what I did for this cover. I am lucky to have the support with YOU knowing what it takes. Thanks again I am so grateful. Hugs, Kathy