Friday, July 01, 2022

Impression Obsession Monthly Kit - July 2022

It's time for a new monthly Red Rubber Kit from IO!! This week you'll find the Impression Obsession designers sharing projects using the kit so you'll have even more ideas for using these fun images. 

As tradition would have it, this set celebrates "Christmas in July" - it's time to start thinking ahead for Christmas shows and gift ideas! Check the IO Blog for all the project links - some designers are posting today and some will be sharing tomorrow.

I made a set of tags to share today - IO has tons of great tag designs, and they make such a great base for unique watercolor tags (I think I might make a bunch for holiday shows - what do you think?). The images in this set are perfect for random or repeating patterns, so I did a bit of that on each tag. Coloring was done with Karin Markers and QoR Watercolors. I used a pen to extend the ornament hangers, coloring with markers, misting to activate the ink, and then adding a little more color into the sprayed pattern.

The pinecones were colored lightly with Copic markers, then I did the watercolor wash over the panel and added gold and brown spatters when the panel was dry.

For these little guys, my first step was to use a Sakura glaze pen on the icing so they would stay white when I added color. I used Karin markers for the base color on the cookies, a fine tip alcohol marker for the bowties, then watercolored the background and other details with QoR paints.

Here's the full set - so many possibilities! And how cute is that little snowglobe?!

We will be giving away TWO Impression Obsession Grab Bags this week so if you love what you see, be sure to leave a comment here (you can wish me a happy half-birthday!) and on my teammates' blogs - the more you comment through our blog hop the more chances you'll have to win! All comments for each of the event days will be open until Friday July 8th at 8pm CT. All winners will be announced on Saturday July 9th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Here are the links for today!
Dina Kowal <<<<<<<<< that's me!

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  1. Happy half birthday! I lo e the Christmas ornaments.

  2. Love your tags Dina! I've never thought to use the glaze pen on the white parts of gingerbread people. I've fumbled instead with a white gel pen. That glaze idea is much easier. TFS

  3. lol Happy Half Birthday....I'm also at a Half Birthday mark--minus 1 week :) I adore your Tags, especially that pinecone one and the pretty ribbons you chose for each! Merry Merry!

  4. These tags are awesome! I LOVE the pinecone one!

  5. Denise Bryant7/02/2022 8:53 AM

    I love the images in this kit! Beautiful tags! Love the way you colored them!
    Happy half-birthday!

  6. Pretty and cute set of Christmas tags.

  7. Mary Holshouser
    Your shading is wonderful. The ornaments
    and the gingerbread men have to much
    dimension. Fantastic tags.
    thanks for sharing

  8. Marisela Delgado said: I love tags and these are fabulous!

  9. Oooh, these are so lovely. The splashy watercolour effect with the baubles is really fun. Hugz

  10. ionabunny says these are lovely. I like the splashy watercolour effect with the baubles. Hugz

  11. Your tags are fabulous - the recipients are sure to keep these as keep sakes:)

  12. Your tags are lovely - love the vintage look of these images

  13. Love the gingerbread tags

  14. The way you colored the backgrounds to go with the images--wonderful. I like how it's sort of a bridge to the images.

  15. Your tags are so fun and colorful. My fave is the one with the baubles. Love Christmas in July!!!
    <3 J

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