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Arteza and Concord and 9th Valentine

Arteza and Concord and 9th Valentine

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Hi! Welcome to my blog. I’m glad you’ve stopped in today!

This week Kristina Werner did a video on Youtube using Arteza Real Brush Pens to water color a floral design. This inspired me to break out my Artezas and my Concord & 9th Just Love stamp set and get to work.

I stamped the main image out on an A2 size panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Midnight Ink from Catherine Pooler. This cardstock works well with Arteza Real Brush Pens because it has a very smooth, tight surface. Color takes a little more time to absorb into its fibers making this cardstock ideal for light watercoloring and intense ink blending techniques.

I colored in the image with lighter colors at first, using a fairly loose hand. I did not pay too much attention to the lines. Then I added some darker colors for shading and loose detail. I even added some drops of white enamel dots on top of some of the flowers.

I stamped the LOVE image with Midnight ink and gave the word a shadow with Arteza markers and a grey Copic marker.

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I loosely and lightly painted the background around the image and when it dried, I died cut it out using the large die from the Just Love bundle. I popped it up on a card base and finished it off by embossing the words YOU MORE in Alabaster white embossing powder from Brutus Monroe.

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I have a list of supplies below if you have been inspired to shop for any of these supplies. Even if you are a beginner with brush pens, I’d recommend picking up the 96 pen set from Arteza—they really are a great price at abut $66.

Oxide Color Combo and Concord and 9th Faceted Stencil

Oxide Color Combo and Concord and 9th Faceted Stencil

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Favorite Techniques

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Favorite Techniques