Whimsical Architecture, Inktense Pencils

Whimsical Architecture, Inktense Pencils

 

And now…for something completely different.

I didn’t really know where this one was heading, but…I had been playing with THESE pencils, (which come in THIS set too, and I can’t wait to get it) on THIS paper. I tried this with a few images, and not all worked…but the snowman came out fab. If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch directly on YouTube.

 

A note about the linked brush set: It’s a 1, 6, and 12 – instead of the 2, 6, and 8 that I bought individually. You don’t wanna know what I paid for mine individually at the art store. Eeeep!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.


——— S U P P L I E S ———

Simon Says Stamp 100# Doll Pink
Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK
Grumbacher Watercolor Brush set
Art Impressions Stamp Set Merry Christmas To All
Hero Arts LETTERPRESS PAPER WHITE
Derwent 12 INKTENSE PENCILS
Derwent 36 INKTENSE PENCILS
Derwent 24 INKTENSE PENCILS  
Derwent 72 INKTENSE PENCILS  
Marine Navigation Parallel Plotter
Electric Pencil Sharpener

Technique Refresh: Snoopy’s Christmas Lights

Technique Refresh: Snoopy’s Christmas Lights

Hello! And welcome to my midweek Technique Refresh post for this week. By request, I’m showing how to make Christmas lights glow…the “refresh” part is to get a Snoopy card on my YouTube channel to recover from that very first (AWFUL) video I ever posted on my channel. And no I’m not linking to it. It’s that bad! lol!

Before you watch – please know the Snoopy stamp doesn’t seem to be available online anymore. So sad! I’ve even emailed a bunch of places I’ve seen it before, and they don’t appear to be making it anymore. Watch eBay, stuff shows up there randomly, maybe you’ll find one. (Or if you have one and don’t want it, it could be worth a lot, so sell it!) If you can’t view the video below, please click HERE to watch it directly on YouTube.


I had created a practice image and didn’t do the background spray on it – I think my markers were juicier so the blending worked better the first time. I kept the design more clean and modern here:

Sandy Allnock Snoopy's Christmas Lights 2

If you’d like to nominate one of my older videos for a “refresh,” let me know in the comments section….or if there’s even a card I made a while back that never had a video, I could do something like that too. Thanks for your suggestions!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

**Snoopy stamp does not appear to be available at this time. Check ebay, sometimes they show up there.**


——— S U P P L I E S ———

• Savvy Merry Christmas  ——  http://goo.gl/mwyHeD
• Copic Sketch Marker R14  ——  http://goo.gl/U1tCDJ
• Copic Sketch Marker R17  ——  http://goo.gl/J6nzja
• Copic Sketch Marker R89  ——  http://goo.gl/bLF7T1
• Copic Sketch R37  ——  http://goo.gl/RmgLYr
• Copic Marker Colorless Blender  ——  http://goo.gl/mqH6cS
• Copic Sketch Marker BG13  ——  http://goo.gl/OABxqo
• Copic Sketch MARKER B06  ——  http://goo.gl/URVy09
• Copic Sketch Marker BG49  ——  http://goo.gl/D3ttvt
• Copic Colorless Blender Solution  ——  http://goo.gl/rtSIBN
• Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTERS Set of 3 Spray Bottle Ink MIS22701  ——  http://goo.gl/rJzQoO

an InLinkz product list: http://goo.gl/eX4mtb

Magical Monday: Cocoa Bear

Magical Monday: Cocoa Bear

 

Happy Monday! It’s time for this week’s all-art-no-chatter video…enjoy! If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch directly on YouTube.

And yes, for you perceptive folks: the first stamped sentiment was crooked. When I work at an angle to not bump the camera, I don’t always notice that stuff right away! lol. So that’s why I added a sentiment…and a heart. Colored in the same reds as his little hat. 

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Lil’ Inker Cocoa Bear
Copic Sketch Marker E21
Copic Sketch Marker E23
Copic Sketch Marker E25
Copic Sketch Marker E27
Copic Sketch Marker E29
Copic Sketch Marker R24
Copic Sketch Marker R37
Copic Sketch Marker R89
Copic Sketch Marker YG13
Copic Sketch Marker YG17
Copic Sketch Marker N0
Copic Sketch Marker N4
Copic Sketch Marker N0
Copic Sketch Marker E84
Copic Sketch Marker E87
Copic Sketch Marker E89
Hero Arts 10 Notecards Ruby Red 
Tombow Adhesive Stamp Runner & Refill
EK Heart Punch
Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black

Copic Frisket Embroidery Tutorial

Copic Frisket Embroidery Tutorial

What the HECK is Frisket Embroidery? Are we sewing on cards? Nope! I’m so glad you asked, because I’m really excited to show you how I made this gorgeous dress in today’s video! I used two types of masking fluids (also known as friskets) to create masked patterns to create a fabric on a stamped image that looks like embroidery! At least that’s what I think it looks like. (Do you have any idea how hard it is to name techniques? lol!)

In the video, I show you two brands of frisket, and these way cool bottles that will now be holding my Multi Matte Medium and some other liquids, since it’s got such a nice tiny nib! Love love love it. If you can’t view the video below, please click HERE to watch it directly on YouTube.

As a bonus, I included another card in the video…I wanted to see what a flower might look like using the frisket doodling…so I tried a couple types of lines:

Sandy Allnock Frisket Flowers
Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

If you create a dress like this with frisket, let me know – I’d love to see what you create!

How to color vintage night scenes

How to color vintage night scenes

How to color vintage night scenes

So many people want to know how to color night scenes with their Copic Markers. This stamp, From Bethlehem by Penny Black, is a perfect one for refreshing a night coloring technique I showed a while back in THIS video.

I had colored this image while on a retreat in October, and it came out so cool I was kicking myself for not filming at the time! This is my attempt to recreate it, and in a simpler way than I had done the first time. Enjoy! (If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it directly on YouTube.)

 Are you a pro at knowing how to color night scenes? Or a newbie to the idea?

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Magical Monday: Nativity

Magical Monday: Nativity

 

It’s time for another Magical Monday! All art, no chatter, is the phrase of the day. Today’s image is really simple – but with a few areas, I started with 0 instead of a light color, so I could keep a white center. I shot this one while at that retreat (thus the odd lighting!) and I didn’t film the background, that was a last minute addition…but created a rough linear style in the same colors as the image. If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

 

 

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

 

15-Minute Coloring Challenge!

15-Minute Coloring Challenge!

 

After last month’s crazy challenge, this month’s was a snap. At least for me! Filmed this while I was at the retreat…and kept getting interrupted. By wonderful people who somehow didn’t see the ginormous camera right by my face. LOL. So anytime you see my pen pause, it was usually to chat for a second! It’s been sped up, so it’s not 9 minutes long, but the clock timer is keeping me honest. If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it directly on YouTube.

I was very glad it was only the coloring that had to fit into the 15 minutes. Because I had to:

  1. fussycut
  2. choose patterned paper
  3. find an appropriate teen sentiment
  4. stamp, restamp, and rerestamp the sentiment til I got it straight
  5. adhere it to the card
  6. find sequins to dress it up, drop them on the floor, and play 52 sequin pickup
  7. locate an AWOL bottle of the best lil adhesive ever for sequins

Go join in the Make it Crafty monthly challenges HERE (no video required….it’s on the honor system!)

HEADS UP! To those who purchased my fundraiser cards for my sister: I just sent out the next 25 cards the other day, so you should be getting them…unless you’re in this last batch of 22 that I’m still working on. I’m bound and determined to mail them before election day!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Felicity digistamp by Make It Crafty
Mama Elephant Hustle Stamp set
VersaFine Onyx Ink Pad
“The Precious” (Double-Sided Foam Tape) 
Confetti Sequins 
Mini Multi Medium Matte 

 

Watercolor Spiderweb (Masking Fluid / Frisket Test)

Watercolor Spiderweb (Masking Fluid / Frisket Test)

 

It’s finally time to bring the Play Drawer to YouTube for once! I’ve been wanting to play with masking fluids (aka friskets) for a while, and have been collecting a few. I put them to the test in this video. Supplies are in the doobliedoo. Note that there are ways around some of the bloop issues shown – but I wanted to use the products as purchased before adapting – so stay tuned for an update soon on some other things I’m trying that are already meeting with more success. If you can’t see the video, click HERE to see it on YouTube.

 

Here’s a shot of the comparison of the four friskets, labelled. As you can see, none of the “color” of any of these transferred to the watercolor paper. (I used THIS cardstock for the test and card both.)
Sandy Allnock Masking Fluid Test

And because a number of you have been asking…it’s THIS color today. *grin*

A few other things to share….

  • I was humbled by THIS post. I get so  excited when people are inspired by what I put out there!
  • Don’t forget the 25% off sale on Copics HERE, just use the coupon code Markers. Shop by Nov 14!
  • Watercolor class next Friday (Nov 7) in WA and Nov 23 in MD will be WAY easier than this spiderweb. LOL. Class details HERE.
  • Remember the OCC Copic Class is always open – if you missed it earlier, it’s not too late to go learn a ton. Click HERE for that.

shoppinglinks


Ranger Non Stick Craft Sheet 
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock 
Daniel Smith Artist Masking Fluid
Masquepen 
Incredible White Mask 2 oz. 
Incredible White Mask 4.5 oz. 
Miskit Liquid Frisket Mask 1.2 fl.oz. 
Scripture Collection 1 
Koi Watercolor Sketch Box 24 Colors w/Brush 
Archival Ink Pad Jet Black 
ATG dispenser 
Princeton Neptune Oval Wash 3/4″ brush 
Princeton Neptune brush 2 

Warm and cool greys, and a mad scientist video

Warm and cool greys, and a mad scientist video

 

Good eeeeeevuhning. (Said in my best Alfred. Which is not very good!)

Comparing Copic warm and cool greys

For today’s card, I wanted to compare warm and cool greys  in my Copic Markers. I picked one of my videos that’s gotten the most views…Coloring White with Copic Markers. Rather than doing just a white object, I did a little mad scientist who’s wearing a white jacket, and as I got started in the planning, it led to a study on all the different greys. If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it directly on YouTube.

It really is quite amazing how different the warm and cool greys look when side by side. And how little difference there is between them if you’re NOT looking at them side by side!

Sandy Allnock Mad Scientist2
Sandy Allnock Mad Scientist3

Supplies

So happy to have finally compared my warm and cool greys – now I have some idea why I want to use one or another!

Magical Monday #1: The Fox by Gorjuss

Magical Monday #1: The Fox by Gorjuss

 

I’m starting a little something new today. A whole new blog schedule.

As my regular subscribers probably know, I’ve posted daily for eons. Well, if 7 years counts as eons, at least. But that streak has finally been broken…and I’ve wanted to change things up, so now’s as good a time as any, right?

On Mondays, or at least most Mondays, I’ll post what I’m calling Magical Mondays. I get so many requests for videos on cards that I post both here and Instagram – “Just turn on the camera so we can watch.” So that’s what this is – all art, no chatter. The voiceovers tend to be the hardest part, so one day a week of skipping that will be my easy day. The first Magical Monday was shot at the retreat I was at over a week ago, along with a few upcoming videos. If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch directly on YouTube.

Sandy Allnock The Fox by Gorjuss2

Stay tuned later this week to find out what else will be a regular feature….hoping you’ll like the changes. 🙂

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Text list:

The Fox Cling Stamps Gorjuss
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB
COPIC Airbrush Kit, ABS-2
Copic Air Compressor 
Copic Sketch Marker Y17 
Copic Sketch MARKER FV2 
Copic Sketch Marker V20
Copic Sketch Marker E29 
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 
Copic Sketch Marker E51 
Copic Sketch MARKER E11
Copic Sketch Marker E57 
Copic Sketch Marker YG91 
Copic Sketch Marker YG93
Copic Sketch Marker G99
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 
Copic Sketch Marker YR68 
Copic Sketch Marker YR00 
Copic Sketch Marker E09 
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel Pen
Copic Multiliners

 

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