Hello, Friends! Today I have a wintery framed Christmas art piece to share with you, using Pink Ink Stamp Company's beautiful Pair of Ice Skates image:
I started by stamping the image onto a white Inchie Arts 4-inch Art Square with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I colored the foliage with Copic YG61 and YG63.
I used Copic’s NEW! Lavender Multiliners to color in the berries of the foliage. I like the fine point for coloring small spaces, and this Lavender color does not match any of Copic's blue-violet or violet marker colors, so the Multiliner gives you another color option in your BV and V color range! This new Lavender Multiliner is available in five different sizes: 0.03, 0.05, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5. Here, I used 0.3 (fine) and 0.5 (bold):
I like having an assortment of Multiliners on hand to add pattern, doodles or to fill in lines of a stamped image that may not have stamped 100%. I also used a Sepia Multiliner to color the branches of the foliage (shown below), as well as the soles of the ice skates. Lavender was also used to color in the Merry Christmas Oval sentiment.
These are the Copic markers and Atyou Spica Glitter Pens I used to color the rest of the image. The N's and T's were used to create a ground shadow. The C's were used on the white shoes and blades. Clear Atyou Spica Glitter Pen was used over the Lavender Multiliner berries; and Silver Spica was used to color the eyelet lacing holes.
To finish the piece, I used an Essentials by Ellen Stitching Lines die to emboss faux scalloped stitches into the Art Square along the top and bottom. Then rows of clear gemstones were added below and above the stitching.
I love the dimension this gives the piece! Finally, I placed the finished Art Square into a 4-inch white frame, to be displayed during the holidays. This frame is a little too small for my preference, as it cuts off some of the stitching, so I'll be looking for another one before the holidays!
Thanks so much for joining me today!