Fox to say Congrats

My husband was in need of a guy congrats so I created this fox scene to help him out. The bg is a print on white copy paper text vellum of one of the 18 Notable Ink gel prints, that I massaged in my photo editing software to get the orange/browns for a winter look (original is more russet sunset/yellow). Using both positive and negative of a 3″ circle mask I sponged the edges in dark red and light gray to create focal. Added 4 stamps in varying shapes and colors to create half wreath. Sponged grounding, hill and mountain in dark gray using stencils with stencil brush. Fox is a silhouette stamp that I pressed in dark red ink pad then smeared edges in black ink pad and stamped. The red was translucent so I water colored in the red of my shimmer pots. Sentiment is Silhouette cut then curved and attached. Added Quickie Glue pen dots and silver glitter around wreath. Before attaching to a white cs base I tried a new technique to outer edge. After dipping water coloring paint brush in my purple pot I smeared the liquid on my glass mat and spritzed with even more water to get a bright but not vibrant color. Then used my domed sponge dauber to add color around piece, while still wet on dauber I dipped into a few drops of glycerin then sponged to smooth out color. This worked perfectly on my copy paper and washed right off the dauber with clean water.

This is my new tray of Pixie Pots for homemade shimmer water color paints. The note is my recipe for the colors, it is a combination of color burst and mica products with water and Mica Gum. Now they don’t dry out between uses. YEA!

Thanks for sharing your time with me, now I am sharing this with:

Alphabet: Winter

Try it on Tuesday: All Loved Up

TicTacToe: Red+Silver+White

7 thoughts on “Fox to say Congrats”

  1. Well, now, this is pretty amazing. Love your creativity and ingenuity of creating and layering of designs and mediums. Everything works so well together; I think that partial wreath is a great addition to your “guy” card. Another WOW!

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  2. Bonnie this is a wonderful card – I’m in awe of the layering of inks and technique used to create the end result. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing with us over at TicTacToe this week!

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