flowers and ornaments….by melissa cash 3

Hi there!  This week the Tombow gals and I are using fabulous peel-off stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Els sent us several sheets to play with and here are two of my favorites. 
Watercolor Technique

I love whimsy and decided to take these elegant gold ornaments and give them a touch of whimsy.  I started by placing the ornament stickers on some 140# cold press watercolor paper and then I colored them with my Dual Brush Pens.  I colored the different areas of the ornament with the following Dual Brush Pens colors: 093, 133 and 847 and then blended the color with a waterbrush. I used Mono Adhesive Dots to attach the layers together and a couple of Foam Tabs to pop up the ornament that is in the front.  To finish off this card I added a wee bit of Mono Glue Pen to a few areas and sprinkled them with Elizabeth Craft Designs Warm Highlights glitter.
Stained Sticker Technique

 For my next card, I used one of the beautiful floral stickers that Els sent.  I had never seen the Dual Brush Pens used to color the solid portions of the sticker, but I wanted to give it a try.  I am happy to say that I really like the way this turned out.  Because the stickers have a slick, shiny surface I knew that the markers were going to resist the ink so as soon as I colored in the flower,  I wiped off the ink with a dry cloth and created a stained effect on the gold portions of the stickers. I had to use darker markers for this technique and apply a few layers of each color.  For the interior of the flower I used #847 and for the leaves I used #249.  I used more of the Mono Adhesive Dots to hold all of the layers together and a few Foam Tabs behind the image panel to pop it up and add some dimension.  I finished off the center of the flower with some Mono Aqua Adhesive and ECD Warm Highlights glitter.


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