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Pipin’s Lesson by Judy Mathis


Step by Step

1. Hello everyone, Judy here, guest member of the design team for November. For this make, I have used 4 × 5 ¾ inch watercolour cardstock and these supplies: Four shades of Elements Ink: Blue Lagoon, Sundance, Russet Orange and Paprika; the Moonlight White Brilliance Ink, Versafine Clair Nocturne and Twilight, and the Titanium White Pan Pastel. I also used Masking Sheets, the White Orbs Lavinia Stencil, and Size 3 Stencil Brushes. White Gelly Roll and Posca pen.
2. First, cut a 3 ½ x 4 ¾ inch oval from a masking sheet and stick the resulting oval frame to the watercolour card. This will protect the outside of the oval as we work in the centre, applying the Elements Ink with series 3 stencil brushes. Start at the top with the Blue Lagoon and blend the Sundance up to the centre of the oval.
3. Blend some Russet Orange into the Sundance and tear some copy paper to mask across the centre of the oval as you apply the lovely Paprika shades at the base of the sunset.
4. Sprinkle some water onto the design using a fan brush. Blot the water and dry using a heat gun. Next, stamp the Spring Trees using first and second generation stamping with the Versafine Clair Nocturne.
5. Now, using a stencil brush, apply some of the Nocturne over the torn copy paper to create the horizon.
6. Using a fresh piece of torn copy paper, faintly apply some Versafine Clair Twilight with a stencil brush to create a snowdrift effect. Also, go around the entire oval just using what ink remains on the brush.
7. Choosing hares from the Whimsical and Small Wild Hares set stamp sets, along with our cute little Mini Pipin, and stamp them in the Nocturne. Use a white chalk pastel pencil for snow on the sides of the trees and for highlights on the hares. Draw a few extra wispy twigs on the trees with a permanent marker, and use a white Gelly Roll pen for the highlights.
8. With a small sponge applicator, apply either Pan Pastel Titanium White or Brilliance Moonlight White, through the White Orbs stencil. Finally, splatter with the Posca pen for random snow effect.
9. Remove the masking sheet and frame your design by mounting onto black cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed following my step by step. Thank you for watching. 

Happy Crafting! Judy x 

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