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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday Tutorial - 100% American

100% American

Stamps: Anthony & Burt Best Sellers EZMount FSP58 (SI)
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Paper: Ranger Gloss Paper
Accessories: Lyra Aquacolor crayons, Aqua paint brush, May Arts sx01 white ribbon


1.Stamp saying 100% American and frog with Archival ink Jet Black on Ranger Gloss 8 ½” x 5 ½” card. When folded in half it creates a note card.

2.Allow the images to dry for a couple of minutes.

3.Fill the Aqua paint brush barrel with water and squeeze to allow the water to flow out and dampen the brush.

4.Take the wet Aqua brush to the Lyra Aquacolor crayons to get color.

5.Brush the color onto the image in selected areas. Stripes on flag red, blue behind the stars, green for frog body, yellow for frog eyes, orange for fly eyes and light blue for wings.

6.Loosely brush color under the feet of frog to represent the ground.

7.Cut a piece of white ribbon at 14”.

8.Place the ribbon on table. Brush light blue from Aqua crayon with Aqua paint brush over the ribbon to create a matching color ribbon.

9.Tie colored ribbon around card in a knot.
Adding color to any white ribbon with color mediums is a great way to match to a card.

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