I am really enjoying working with my latest Northwoods Rubber Stamp and my Tombow Markers, with the Dove Blender pen.
I’ve learned to start out with a blending paper that I bought at the rubber stamp store in St. Augustine. It works great! In actuality I believe it is 90 pound watercolor paper, which I will try next. It’s a brighter white and makes the marker color so vibrant.
I used black pigment ink to stamp the design and clear embossing powder over that. The design (#8073) just about pops off the paper and it leaves glistening textured look to my work. The color sits on top of the embossing and is easy to pull out. I also blend from light to dark using the blender pen.
The stipple dots or cross-hatching is where the artist intends for the shadows to be. I love to blend my colors, but I do love true vibrant ones.
After looking over my work, I decided this would make a really neat pop up card. So, I printed a lovely Geisha lady (Great Impressions #G360) using archived ink, onto white cardstock and colored the in using my watercolor pencils and that same Dove Bender pen.
My fav Tombow Maker colors are:
098 879 090
133 969 985
173 977 555158 925 772
For the pop-up cube. Cut a small rectangle and fold it in half lengthways and then again in half. There should be three folds.
Fold the paper on those lines with mountain folds into a cube shape.
Open the cube with the peaks of the fold up, place glue or strong two faced tape on both end sections of the strip.
Place the cube into the center of the card at equal distance from the top and bottom. The middle fold in the strip is lined up with the card fold. The card should open and close easily.