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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Van Gogh contest by StarvingArtistamps

Here are my interpretations of Van Gogh technique in TJ magazine (at this time I do not subscribe) with the short description I got from StarvingArtistamps.
All images are from StarvingArtistamps except the cloud which is ASITH.
Basic instructions: 1. color image 2. add dots, dashes or any doodle details. 3. use white gel pen to make image pop or add contrasting colors.

I took these basic instructions and added my interpretation.
For the Robots lost in the city card:
1. on piece of white cardstock I colored it with Prisma color pencils. Did stripes & dots of colors then used gamsol to move the colors around. added lines with color pencils & Inkssentials white pen.
2. cut out city and taped to light blue cardstock that I stamped with clouds(brilliance white & gold ink) then stippled colors over clouds.
3. punched out circles of clouds, taped to blue scallop circle to create two moons.
4. stamped robots, colored with Prisma color pencils & blended colors with gamsol then added doodles with Inkssentials white pen. cut out & mounted to card.
5. stamped mailbox, colored same as robots and mounted to card. wrote USA Mail with Inkssentials white pen.

Dolphin Island card I took a little different approach to the technique.
1. on white cardstock scribbled watercolor crayons.
2. with aqua pen dotted water to loosen the colors.
3. dab dry with crumbled piece of paper towel.
4. stamped volcano & large palm tree with Staz-On black ink.
5. did some paper piecing on the large palm tree.
6. stamped dolphin on white cardstock and colored with Prisma color pencils and blended colors with gamsol.
7. mounted on card.
8. added extra color with Prisma pencils & Inkssentials white pen to volcano and waves in water.
Over at StarvingArtistamps blog
Stamp It! Create It! Have Fun! stamping sue


  1. oooh, nicely the bottom one best

  2. These are really cool!!
    I just love the colors you used!!!


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