Drake in Dress Blues

Drake in Dress Blues

 4 1/2" x 6" watercolor paper

Studio 71 water color markers( 3 shades of blue) 

Apply colors with a flicking motion.  Spritz with water. You may need a brush to move the color around for your desired affect.  Using a heat tool, dry the paper.  Repeat process by layering colors, spritzing, and drying

until you are happy!


Using a 2" diameter acetate moon mask and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink, blend the ink around the moon.

Use a Post It Note as a mask to cover part of the card.  I used Fir Tree 1 along with Versafine Clair Medieval Blue ink and only stamped with the very top of the tree.Place as many trees as you like across the card.  You can add another layer of trees at the bottom by repeating the same process.Remember to add dimension by stamping off some ink so that some trees appear lighter.

Stamp the Tree Branch and Drake using Versafine Clair Twilight Ink.

Use a cloud stencil(My Favorite Things) or cut one from paper.  Use Distress Oxide Faded Jeans Ink to create the clouds.  If you turn the stencil/paper in different directions you can even make mountains appear!

Using any Lavinia sentiment stamp that you have and Versafine Clair Medieval Blue Ink, stamp around your image.  Remember to stamp off to give dimension to the sentiment.  

I used Sakura Jelly Roll pen(white) to add highlights to the branches and Drake. I used the Sakura Jelly Roll pen (clear star) to add some dots on the pine trees..

For the final step I actually restamped Drake again directly on top with Versamark Ink.  I added clear embossing powder and heat set.  This gave him a smoother finish and more dimension.

I hope this tutorial is easy to understand.  Please ask me questions for clarifications!  Thanks for viewing!

Del Bello's Design Team


Del Bello's Design Team

Great tutorial. How you come up with your techniques amazes me. Thank you for your inspiration.

Del Bello's Design Team

Very nice card. Instructions were easy to follow. You did a good job.

Del Bello's Design Team

Just lovely. Really great job..thank you for sharing!

Del Bello's Design Team

Absolutely stunning work!

Del Bello's Design Team

I had no idea of the many processes of your beautiful creations! Very pretty!

Del Bello's Design Team

Amazing technique and final project! You are a skilled artist!

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