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Friday, September 12, 2008

Starry Eyes

Skylar is taking flight. Here is the latest card he appears on and how it was made.
Use a full sheet of cardstock folded in half for card base.

Stamp Skylar, color with watercolor pencils and accent his eyes and beak with crystal lacquer. When dry cut out the stamped image and glue together as desired, in this example, the wings are glued in back of the breast and the head is glued on last to make him in a fixed position.

Make the full moon with a circle template out of yellow cardstock – use an orange ink pad to sponge on shading.
Cut tree branch (use the template below as a guide) out of brown cardstock and distress in the following way
Wad up, smooth out and sponge w/ light brown dye ink pad, repeat and sponge w/darker brown ink pad, repeat again and sponge w/black ink. To reach your desired result, you may want to sponge some more color with another ink tone. Use a Black water color pencil to add the cragginess and roughness of bark on the limb.

Assemble by first putting down the moon, branch second, Skylar third with foam mounts to place him on top of the branch Make sure he is a silhouette against the moon.
Add embellishments:
A tiny and medium star punch for white stars and a leaf punch. Use glitter glue and glitter to add a little sparkle in the sky.

You can find Skylar here: theneonrainbow.etsy.com

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