Friday, February 26, 2016

Serving up dragon, three ways

Hi everyone!  I've got a trio of dragon pieces to share with you today.  This month Altered Pages has partnered with Faerie Song Art Stamps and the design team has been sharing some great fantasy artwork with you.

I used two very fun dragon stamps from Faerie Song Art Stamps to create a clean-and-simple greeting card, a tag and an ATC. 

There were supposed to be "in progress" photos to share but my computer was mimicking a hungry dragon and ate my camera's memory card!  Here are the completed pieces. I hope you like them.  There is a list of supplies at the bottom of this post.

Greeting card
The dragon on this card was colored with watercolor pencils and a water pen.

Artist Trading Card (ATC)
The map on this ATC is a scrap leftover from another project.  I find ATCs the perfect way to use up random scraps because of their small size.

Altered Tag
It's a shame that the scan can't show you the shine of the dragons on this tag.  The mica in the watercolors is so beautiful.  And the shiny mica chip, Dew Drops and a rhinestone sticker all compliment the dragons very well.

I hope you enjoyed the art I've shared here today.  Stop by tomorrow for more projects and inspiration!

Glitz papers
Watercolor paint
Watercolor pencils
Black pigment ink (with clear embossing powder)
Mica chips
Dew Drops
German Scrap
Double-sided adhesive
Glue stick & Tacky glue
Assorted fibers

Ancient Map
Ahoy Matey
Vintage Paper
Color ATC Yellow


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Do not meddle in the affairs of DRAGONS

I know Valentine's Day has come and gone but I completely forgot to share this on my own blog.  Today I have a different kind of Valentine to share.  This poor brave knight wishes to give his love a rose for Valentine's Day, but a dragon has other ideas.

Altered Pages is partnered this month with Faerie Songs Art Stamps and I have two fabulous dragon stamps to play with.  "Puff" and "Do Not Meddle" are featured here on the card.

I began by using Art Anthology paint on a piece of card stock.  I brushed and tamped the paint onto the paper so that there was a random pattern.  Then I used pigment ink to stamp the dragon and used clear embossing powder to set the ink.  The paint gave him a wonderful color and shine! 

After cutting him off of his cloud, a white Uniball gel pen was used to highlight his eyes and teeth.  Maya Mist paint was sprayed into a paint palette and thin brush was used to paint over his ridged back.  The Maya Mist is shiny and worked well over the other paint.

Scrapbook paper and collage images make up the rest of this Medieval Valentine.  The list is below in the supplies.

Will our brave hero win the heart of the fair damsel?  You and your Valentine decide!!! 

Supplies used:
Dragon stamps by Faerie Song Art Stamps
Acrylic stamping block
Mists of Avalon collage sheet
Celestial Wonders collage sheet
Mini Images Valentine collage sheet
Unchartered Waters Glitz 8x8 paper pad
Art Anthology paint
Maya Mist paint
Uniball white gel pen
Black card stock
Scor Pal
Glue stick & double sided tape