For today’s post I had great fun watercoloring the yeti from Beast Friends by My Favorite Things and came across a happy accident! I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I was planning on some no-line coloring so stamped the yeti in Evening Gray on Saunders Waterford card and watercolored but I wasn’t happy with the definition I’d got so I went over the lines with a brown marker and then trimmed the little guy out. My usual practice when I’ve trimmed out rather than die cut is to run a brush tip marker around the edges to give a finished look. However, the pen I’d used was a bullet nib and so I reached for the only brown marker I had, a Copic marker. When I touched the Copic marker to the edges it soaked in to the absorbent watercolor card to not just give a finished edge but a halo of dark brown. I was about to start again when I realised I really liked the look so this guy might be a bit rough around the edges but I really like the character that brown edging gives LOL.
To give him a little more detail I added some dots of white enamel accents to his scarf, made sure his teeth were nice and white with a white gel pen and then finished with some glossy accents for his mug :D
To finish this simple card I watercolored a panel and layered Snow Drifts cut from more watercolor card on top before popping the yeti on top of those. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of vellum and added that over the top of the winter sky. Finally I mounted the panel on a Fog card base and accented with sequins.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D