Thursday, March 6, 2014

New Picket Fence

Hi! It's Candy Spiegel returning with a brand new piece from Linnie Blooms ... the picket fence!

I was so excited to see this brand-new piece. It is lined and sewn like the bookmarks and blanks.

In my mind, picket fences are white, so I painted the piece with white acrylic paint. (The front fence in this photo is untouched) However, that also covered the stitching, so I spritzed the wet paint with a bit of water and re-painted with the brush and then used a paper towel to absorb some of the moisture until I achieved the color I wanted.
While my fence dried, I airbrushed the tree with the Copic Airbrush System and Copic markers. I wanted to give the appearance of leaves, so I randomly held the airbrush in place, close to the tree, to get the darker areas. I used a similar technique on the trunk, but I kept the airbrush going in a nice, smooth strip.

I attached both pieces to a 5x7 card with Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear adhesive.
I then used dies to add grass, flowers (Elizabeth Craft Designs), birds (Memory Box) and sentiment (Elizabeth Craft Designs) to the card. The center of the flowers is a Dew Drop from Robin's Nest.
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4 comments:

  1. what a beautiful card Candy... I just love what you did w/ the fence.. to darn cute.. I would want to keep it, great job!

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  2. Oh…I just love cards and this one is so PRETTY! Your air brushed tree is wonderful and that fence is tooooo cute, makes your card feel like home! Love, love!

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  3. oooooh my...the picket fence piece is great!!...love this card!

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