Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Selective Inking with Red Lipstick Day

Happy Halloween!  

Today I am sharing a card created with the October release stamp, Red Lipstick Day.

This is such a fun image, iconic and retro, in the likeness of Lucille Ball.

I chose to run with that retro feel of the image and left my stamped image primarily black and white.  

However, it can't be a red lipstick day if your lipstick is black!!

So to create my card, I did a bit of selective inking.  Using my MISTI stamping tool, I placed my stamp in the center of my card panel which is a piece of Fabriano hot press watercolor paper.  I closed the lid of my MISTI to pick up my stamp, then using just the very corner of a Ruby Red Altenew mini ink cube, carefully added ink to just the lips, and stamped.  I repeated to make sure the ink had covered well.  I then placed a tiny piece of post-it tape over the lips I had just stamped onto my watercolor panel, and stamped the red lips once more onto the Post-It tape.  This Post-it tape will be my mask.  

Leaving my stamp set up on my MISTI, I used a scissors to very carefully trim out the lips and lipstick.  I placed the mask carefully over the lips on my panel.  I cleaned my stamp, but did NOT remove it.  Instead, I inked it with Versafine ink and stamped my panel again, this time stamping over the red ink, which is protected by that tiny mask.  

I also covered the whole image with a Post-it note, and stamped again.  This time I am creating a mask for the whole image (not the greeting, though).  I carefully trimmed out the mask for "Lucy", and placed carefully over my image on my watercolor panel.  

I then carefully arranged the A Colorful Life: Hexagon Fade stencil over the masked panel.  Using an additional piece of Post-It tape to protect the left half of my panel, I carefully inked up the right side using Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink and a round foam blending tool.  I removed the stencil and very lightly inked again, adding a very light cover of ink to soften the harshness of the stencil.

The turquoise hexagons reminded me of retro wall paper, so I added two 1/8" strips of black cardstock to the lower and right edge of my Lucy image as if her reflection was framed by a bathroom medicine cabinet mirror.  

To finish my card I trimmed my panel to 4"x 5 1/4" and adhered it to a turquoise card base.

Thanks for joining me today!

Have a great day!

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