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Tree of Wisdom by Judy Mathis


Step by Step

Step 1 I have created this design on 5x7 inch watercolour card stock. The supplies used include: Lavinia Masking Sheets, White Posca Pen, Zig Clean Colour Brush Pens in black and brown, white chalk pencil, gold and silver Metallic Gelly Roll pens, and the white Gelly Roll pen. The stamps are: Tree of Wisdom, Fairy Charms, Pipin Mini, and the large Wild Hares.
Step 2 The Versafine Clair colours chosen for the stamping were: Glamorous, Pinecone, and Nocturne. For colouring, I used Elements Ink in the Russet Orange, Sundance, and Mermaid shades. Plus, the Titanium White Pan Pastel, Stickles Star Dust and Glossy Accents. Also to hand were the White Orbs Stencil, size 3 and 7 Stencil Brushes, a Fan Brush and Masking sheets.
Step 3 First, cut a 13.5cm x 10.5cm oval from a masking sheet using a craft knife. Stick the masking sheet to the watercolour card to keep the outside edges covered whilst working within the oval shape. Gently brush Elements Russet Orange around the top edge of the oval, then blend the Sundance to around halfway, and finish with Mermaid using the Series 7 Stencil Brush.
Step 4 Lightly splatter with water using the fan brush, blot the excess with a paper towel and dry with a heat gun. Now, carefully remove the oval masking sheet.
Step 5 Next, stamp the Tree of Wisdom with Versafine Clair Pinecone. Remove some of the background colour from the tree with a wet brush and blot it with a paper towel.
Step 6 Tear a piece of copy paper to make a mask and create a base, to ground the hares, by gently applying Nocturn with a size 3 Stencil Brush.
Step 7 Now use the Nocturn to stamp the hares and colour the tree with a brown Kuretake Clean Colour Brush Pen. Make squiggly lines around the tree roots, and draw wisps of grass with a permanent marker.
Step 8 Stamp the Fairy Charms, some in Nocturne and others in Glamorous. Highlight the tree with a white Gelly Roll pen.
Step 9 Highlight the hares with a white chalk pencil and the Gelly Roll pen. Darken the hearts with a red Kuretake Clean Colour Real Brush pen. Then go over that with the red glitter pen.
Step 10 Create the bokeh effect by applying white Pan Pastel through the White Orbs stencil. Use a silver and gold Metallic Gelly Roll pen to highlight everything. Apply Glossy Accents to the hearts and dot Stickles Star Dust for extra sparkle. Finally. splatter white Posca Pen for added dimension.
Step 11 Mount your finished card on 110 lb black card stock and sit back and enjoy! The card is now complete. I hope you enjoyed following my step-by-step tutorial. Hugs, Judy.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.  

Happy Crafting! 


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