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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  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!

  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!

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

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