Today Melanie will show you to use your stamps, paper and pencils to create glorious sketchbook-like illustrations for your cards and projects. This is a wonderful way to personalize a stamped image, and the black and white tones on gray paper is so striking and unexpected. She offers tips about different drawing media and demonstrates a few simple shading techniques to try your hand at before making these cards with the realistic hand-drawn images in Stamper’s Favorites. Start your own practice page like she did and then get busy playing, letting go of perfectionism! The process is like sketching in a garden, and the result will have you feeling like a very accomplished artist. As you should! Please enjoy!
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Gina K. Designs Stamper’s Favorites stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury White cardstock, 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”
Toned gray sketch paper, trimmed 4” x 5 ¼” (or GKD Kraft of Moonlit Fog cardstock substitute)
Gina K. Black Onyx ink pad
Spectrum Noir Professional Colored pencils- Essentials tin (you can also try graphite pencils of varying hardness for different shades)
acrylic block, adhesive