Hello Crafters! Normally, I’m all about the Copic coloring but today’s technique actually focuses on the background. With the holidays just around the corner I think you’re going to find this one pretty fun and useful!
When I first saw the Joyful Season Angel from the Zenspired Holidays collection I though she looked like she was descending. That’s what gave me the idea to give her a bit of light to carry her. I started ink blending one layer of various blues. Since I wanted a night sky look I used medium to darker blues and a black. Once I had the first layer down I added a few splatters of shimmer spray. I then stamped my angel down for placement.
I used masking tape to create a triangle shape around my angel getting wider toward the bottom. I already knew I wanted her to be cascading her light onto a little miniature town. With the masks in place I added even darker distress ink on top pf my background. I used more shimmer spray and white acrylic paint to create stars. The acrylic paint will create brighter stars. In real life stars are not as bright in lighter areas and I wanted to mimic that.
I stamped the angel a second time on white dardstock and colored her with Copic markers. I used a metallic silver marker and a white gel pen to create a shimmer or glittery dress for her. Because honestly don’t all angels glitter just a little bit? I used the smallest dies from the rectangles and squares to create some house which I placed on top of a snow covered “world” I cut withe the largest circle die.
Watch video tutorial below or on Youtube to learn how to make this project:
The whole card feels so Christmas-y without any red or green at all. I love how it came out!
- SBS-166 Joyful Season Angel
- SBS-165 Christmas Sentiments
- S4-116 Standard Circles SM
- S4-128 Classic Squares SM
- S4-130 Classic Rectangles SM
- PL-001 Platinum 8.5 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
- T-001 Tool ’N One
Neenah 80lb Solar White Card Stock, Black Card Stock from Simon Says Stamp, Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Ink Blending Tool, Ranger Craft Mat, Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray, White Acrylic Paint, Stiff paint brush, Tombow Mono Multi Glue, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Stardust Stickles, Silver Sakura Gel Pen, White Sakura Gel Pen, Scotch Foam Tape, Heat Gun, Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder, Inkadinkado Embossing Bag, Versamark Ink, Ranger Craft Pick, Copic Markers: C1, C3, C5, E53, E55, E57, E59, Y02, Y08, YR24, E99, B0000, E50, E00, E11, E04, R20,
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll try spotlighting in your backgrounds now that you know how easy it is!