Sunday, November 13, 2011

Brown, Orange, and Turquoise Card with Color-Bleed Paper

Bold colors and patterns today. I made the patterned paper with Julia Stainton's color-bleed grid technique, posted on Ellen Hutson's educational CLASSroom blog. I'm having fun experimenting with this technique. For more of my examples, click on the "color-bleed grid" label, at the end of this post, or in the label list on the right of my blog.

For my paper, I used Copic markers E25, E33, YR14, and BG45 on Neenah card stock. The uneven squares and rectangles are about 1/2" to 3/4" in size. To get small droplets of "0" colorless blender, I used an eyedropper from the drugstore. The price was about $3.00 for a set of two. One of the eyedroppers featured a bent tip, which I found easy to work with.

The card stock is Paper Source peacock (dark turquoise card base) and PaperTrey Ink dark chocolate (brown), orange zest (orange), and Hawaiian shores (medium turquoise sentiment square). The twine is rustic jute button twine from PaperTrey Ink. My sentiment "Hi" and the dotted border are computer-printed in Prestige Elite Standard Bold font with turquoise ink.

Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (107)

1 comment:

Marianne said...

Cindy,
thanks for sharing the technique. It sure has an interesting look.
I loved all three of your sample cards. The colors matched the images so well.