Happy New Year! I promised you something fun on Wednesdays….this week – it’s a gift I received from a student! (Thank you Nichole!!) She sent me a cute little stamp set from Kindred Stamps – Happy Trees!

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I made a card and took a few pics along the way….I made my own tv set (or computer monitor!) for Bob to appear on!

I started by diecutting the frames needed from a piece of Arches Cold Press, using MFT stitched dies. My tv ended up with stitches, but I’m ok with that.
In the “screen” rectangle I set up ol’ Bob in my MISTI and stamped him in Versafine ink.
I drew in my own easel and canvas….
And started painting! Bob’s face is a mix of Yellow Ochre with Burnt Umber. I painted right through his hair since it would be painted over with darker colors anyway.
Bob’s hair is a mix of Burnt Umber with Neutral Tint.
I looked at some of his videos and they often had a simple dark background – I opted for Paynes Blue Grey and then added happy trees to the canvas.
I nested the finished painting (with a cute plaid shirt!) into a window the same size that I diecut into a “wood” panel that’s just been painted browns.
I colored the tv frame with Copic black marker – just so it’d be good and black.
The back of the tv got some Be Creative tape, and a piece of acetate. Then more tape so I could add it onto the card.
I built a “stand” out of watercolor scraps cut down with scissors and colored with Copic black as well. Sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of painted watercolor paper, then popped onto the card.

Nichole also sent some cute magnets….got to LOVE Bob Ross, right?

And just in case….

….you need something to make you smile, did you know Bob Ross has a YouTube channel where they’ve been uploading his shows?

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