Friday, October 30, 2015

Vintage Halloween Witch's Hat!

Good morning! Happy Halloween Eve! I truly can not believe it is the end of October already! Where the heck did the time go?  Halloween already? Geez!
So to celebrate one of my most favorite holidays, I have a little witch's hat!
The hat itself is a Silhouette cut.  
I used digital Halloween papers from Crafty Secrets for the entire project.  You can find them HERE. 
I just can't help myself with the glitter, so I gave in to my obsession and glittered the heck out of my hat! 
I added a few feathers, ribbon, and a flower.  The stick pin includes a sticker from Crafty Secret's Halloween Digital Scraps   collection.  
My girl insisted on being a pink pirate this year.  (This girl LOVES pink!)Tomorrow we head to my sisters to do some pumpkin carving, trick or treating, and a bonfire.  :) I am going to do the NO rain dance tonight! Last year's Halloween was a wash due to the extreme cold and rain, it would be so nice for the kids to be able to get out!
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Digital and Watercolors....Can they be Friends?

Digital images and water colors.  
Can it be done? 
I experimented with this idea and did have a couple of failed attempts. My problem was often too much water. You definitely need a light hand when it comes to the water!  This digital image from Crafty Secrets was printed in a light brown color.  I wanted the lines as a guide nothing more. This image is pretty detailed so keeping the depth and shadows was a bit of a challenge.  I used my Zig Clean Brush Markers.  I love these markers because you can use the fine tip to get into small areas. 
Created by Michele Kovack
I used shades of red, orange, and yellow, with a bit of black to fill in the shadows.  I cut the image using a Circle die from Spellbinders as well as a scalloped die.  The background was done with a stencil and Tim Holtz Inks. I added silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply store and a few sequins to finish it off.  
Created by Michele Kovack
So I guess my answer to the question above is yes.  Digital and water colors can be friends! 
Do you use digital images?  What is your favorite medium to use with them?