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Welcome to Hk's Crafts. I'm a housewife with a love for crafting. I make greeting cards as a side income and various other crafts just for fun.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dahlia Sprite

I got this adorable Dahlia Sprite from Aurora Wings on Etsy. I loved coloring her so much I think I'm going to have to purchase all the little flower sprite images.

As you can see below I watercolored her using aqua painters and Stampin' Up ink pads. Then I went back over the petals with a light colored pearlescent watercolor. When I am watercoloring digital stamps, I print (I use inkjet) on watercolor paper (I use cold press) and then I give it a good blast with my embossing heat gun to make sure the ink is set before coloring. I also tend to print two images on the same sheet so that I can test the image with ink colors and wetness to make sure the ink is set. That way if I smudge up or don't like the color on one I still have the other to color.


The dahlia flowers were clear embossed and then given a light watercolor wash before being fussy cut. The flowers are from the May 2014 KoM from Unity Stamp Co. I also used my dry embossing pens tools to round out the flowers so they wouldn't be so flat looking.


Before adhering the little sprite to the card I wanted to give it some dimension. So using my smallest dry embossing tool I went over the outline of most of the petals on the front of image. Then I flipped it over and using a larger embossing tool I went between the lines of the petals I made on the front to curve out each petal.


Challenges entered:

My Stampin' Up products used in this project.
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