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.

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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

 

Pretty Peonies

Pretty Peonies

Today’s video is a floral….comparing some RV and R colors on peonies. And the card was made for a sweet friend – very happy she liked it. And now you get the lonnnnnng version video. I kept it mostly at normal speed….enjoy! If you can’t see it below, click HERE to watch it directly on YouTube.

This is version #2…less blending, more veins in the petals.

Sandy Allnock Pretty Peonies2

CLASS REMINDERS:

My classes page has been updated, so check out what’s coming:

  1. Seattle area – just a couple spots are available in my skin/hair class next Thursday – go sign up asap!
  2. Severn MD – three classes coming up Thanksgiving weekend, 2 Copic and a watercolor!
  3. Southern CA – January classes are nearly full in just days! Gasp! Go fast to sign up at Scrampers!

Have a lovely weekend!
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A golden portrait

A golden portrait

I hadn’t colored anything in a week…and thought a portrait of my girl would be a good start to get me back on that horse…I started by using this to create a light pencil sketch, then dove in with Copics.I shortened 2.5 hours of footage into a 3 minute video….click HERE if you can’t see the video below.

The flowers at the end – Agh. I should have stopped before adding the grass and flowers, but it is what it is. This was the first time i had opened the Opaque White – and was pleased to discover it does completely cover Copic ink, and you can sorta color overtop it too.

 

Inlaid Die Cutting

Inlaid Die Cutting

Welcome to the best crafting holiday EVER! I’m especially excited because I’m helping some friends share their celebration: Ellen Hutson LLC is launching a brand new line of exclusive products, and they’re designed by the ever so amazing Julie Ebersole!! I’m using an inlaid die cutting technique with the Home and Hearth dies to make my love card, which is what OWH is doing today for our bloghop. Click on the banner at the top of this post to go to the hop!

 

Inlaid die cutting

I was excited when I saw this die set, because *immediately* I knew I had to airbrush it. I just knew it! No idea how, and this card wasn’t what I saw in my head, but I just love how this one came out! (My “test” cards yesterday afternoon were bombs – I put a bunch of stars and hearts in the sky, and it looked like sneeze. And the globe had just been blobs – until I thought of the idea I show you in the video below!). And in the video I also walk you through the whole new line at EH!! If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it on YT.

And one of the things that I love about the card besides the inlaid die cutting – the cool colors of the sky and earth vs the warm red and yellow in the houses! It just makes the whole card sing, don’t you think?

Sandy Allnock Essentials By Ellen Hearth Home2

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.

Inlaid die cutting is one of my favorite techniques lately…what’s yours?

10 card making techniques, 1 layer – and a chicken in every pot!

10 card making techniques, 1 layer – and a chicken in every pot!

10 card making techniques, 1 layer

How can a crafter combine 10 card making techniques into a single layer card? By following the lead of a chicken in a pot! Ha! Welcome to my stop on the Cold Hands Warm Heart bloghop!

I created a card using the chicken – one of the new dies added for the Birthday Farm Animals stamp set – and did a little something crazy. I combined it with one of these succulent stamp sets, and since I wanted to be like everyone else and make it a holiday/winter card….I did that too! Yeah, I’m all for nutty combinations…this turned out to be a 1-layer card together with 10 card making techniques, too. Now do you believe I like nutty?

And since I know some of my readers won’t believe that it’s 10, or know how the heck I made the cool wallpaper…I made a video late last night showing how I did it! [If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.]

I hope the card making techniques video at least made you smile! This darling chicken is enough to brighten your day.Sandy Allnock Chicken in a pot - 10 card making techniques, 1 layer
What old-timey phrase (like “chicken in every pot”) runs in your family?

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.

How many card making techniques have YOU combined into one card?

Triplus Fineliner

Ohhhhh gosh. Crazy challenge has been thrown down by the folks over at Make It Crafty! This time? Bic pens!?!? They added a PS that it could be a medium you just never use….so I pulled out my Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pen set from the Play Drawer! If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it on YT.

I’m not sure I’ll ever do this again with these pens – but you can expect to see some zengangling maybe sometime. Or tiny patterns on dresses. The markers are waterbased, so I’ll have to see how they play with my Copics.

Sandy Allnock Staedtler Fineliner2

Want to take on the challenge? Click HERE to get to the MIC blog!

 

Succulent Stamps

Succulent Stamps

 

Succulent stamps

I’ve been waiting so long for today! I was priveleged to design a few more stamp sets for my friends over at Simon Says – YEAH! And this time, by special request from a crafter-who-shall-remain-nameless-unless-she-outs-herself, succulent stamps! I don’t do much with flowers, as ya know…so this one was out of my zone but worth the effort. FUN! I’ve created a video for the Greetings and Succulents set, also known as Sucker for Succulents when paired with the die – with a not-new but still-fun watercolor technique using Memento markers. [If you can’t view the video below, click HERE to watch it on YT.]

The Cups and Succulents set is a little more up my alley (it’s called Potted Succulents when paired with the dies) – so I went Copic happy! In the video, I showed a little of how to do partial diecutting using two dies together. The cup and succulent on the left with the extra blossom had a special process – I diecut just the top flower part of the blossom, then the cup, and then fussycut the rest of the plant in between. The background is just a soft airbrushing of BG01 using my compressor.Sandy Allnock Succulents Copic

A closeup of the cups – and I just ADORE the tiny little sentiments! And that tiny heart? I used one from the Heart Blooms die. Don’t overlook what a die can do to add an embellishment to a card! 🙂Sandy Allnock Succulents Copic2

Be sure to go see Shari Carroll’s sweet card using this stamp set HERE!

You can purchase these succulent stamps and dies in a variety of ways – solo, with their dies, or both sets of stamps + dies together. Links are all below…happy shopping!

PS: YouTube’s annotation feature seems to be broken right now – if you want to see those videos shown at the end: Birthday Farm Animals and Color a Spooky Spotlight.

PPS: I’m still playing with the new camera and new software. Between both of them, I’m climbing uphill without cleats lately! lol! So I beg your pardon for some fuzziness – I had a setting go wonky on the camera, and didn’t have time to refilm, so….yah. It is what it is. But on a good note, I discovered the Command-T button……ohhhhh yeah. Final Cut Pro users will know what I mean. Hubbabubba!

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.

Are you someone who’s been waiting for succulent stamps? I think lots of companies are coming out with them now…so trendy!

Craftaboard techniques

Craftaboard techniques

Every once in a while, I do something I call “And now…for something completely different!”* Maybe eventually I won’t feel like apologizing for doing something crazy…lol! I’ve had some of this Craftaboard in my play drawer for a while and used it for one project that I can’t show you…but now I have it out in the sunshine! It’s like chipboard, but not – it’s a little thick, but not too thick; it works well with even the thin dies, it embosses like a dream, takes Copic well, and you can gesso it if you want to color with a wet medium! And my mind is reeling with things to try with it, so you might see more sometime…*grin*

*obscure Monty Python reference

So here’s the video for this week…if you can’t see it below, click HERE to watch on YouTube.

 

Another view….don’t you just love all the yummy texture and color?? I have a gajillion things I want to do now with this background die, too! Stay tuned tomorrow for a card made with one of my early/prototype background pieces. It didn’t come out quite as I wanted, but it still made a pretty nice card!

Sandy Allnock Craftaboard2

If you want to try out some of the Craftaboard to make some WAY cool embellishments, check it out in the link below – it’s not expensive, but it’ll fit PERFECTLY in your play drawer! (PS I always check out two other things at Ellen Hutson – the NEW category, which is chock full of fun stuff, and the ART SUPPLIES category – which has plenty more fun stuff to tuck into your play drawer too. I like looking in there just to see if there’s something I never thought to get before – and might ‘need.’ I give you permission to treat yourself to something fun!

 

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