Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Inchie Arts - Inspired by NY Street Art

Wanted to use a flag image to honor Patriots' Day... I had already colored the flag (Old Flag Background, one of my background stamps at Our Daily Bread designs) on a white ATC from Inchie Arts using  Touch Twin Markers then sat down to watch spray painting videos on Youtube with my kids... since I had just colored the flag, this particular video of a New York street artist inspired me when I went back to my stamping desk, and I couldn't help seeing the flag as part of a more detailed scene.

I added some white acrylic paint splatters to the ATC, and the doubled-up Town Scene diecut from Impression Obsession... I wasn't brave enough to actually put spray paint to this piece since it was already done, but I'm working up my nerve!

I used a glaze pen to mask the stars before I colored - that works really well with water-based mediums but not as well with alcohol markers... I still was able to remove most of the marker with the blender pen, so it wasn't a total fail. Definitely a better effect with inks and watercolors though!

I sponged along the left side with grey Versafine ink to help the shadow effect on that side. The image was originally stamped with Memento London Fog ink.

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  1. Thanks...just beautiful.

  2. Love it. THank you for sharing which markers you used too! Very helpful! You are very talented!

  3. Hi Dina! What color did you use to stamp that background flag, please?

  4. Dini, I just about cried when I saw this card. I couldn't write anything else except, "thank-you" in the comment section of your post on SCS.

    You see, I evacuated a building that terrible day in Chantilly, VA. I worked inside the National Reconnaissance Office (Office of Policy). Your card is not only exceptional, it's compelling. Thank you for remembering on this twelfth year of history. I will never forget.

    Very sincerely,
    Susie ~