April 10, 2011
**Updated 4/10** I just got home late from Copic Certification class in Phoenix (such a great class, BTW) so I will post our next featured artist tomorrow--can't wait much longer to share her awesome work! ;) Thanks for your patience, my friends.** It's been a while since I had a Sketchbook Sunday post on my blog so I'm excited to share today.To begin, I've had several questions about the size and type of my sketchbook. It is 6.25" by 8.5". It is nothing special- just a cheapie I bought at Michaels with a 50% coupon. To begin creating this page, I cut a smaller piece of white cardstock (center panel with flowers). On this cardstock I stamped and masked the flower image multiple times (Hero Arts CG194) using a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Marker in black. I colored each flower with a Stamper's Big Brush Marker, adding a darker shade to the center of each petal and blending the ink with my fingertip before dry. Next I used my new FAVORITE tool, a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft white Pastel Pencil to color near the tips of each flower. I blended this with my fingertip, too (so fast and easy). Finally, I added a white Candi dot to the flower centers. Before adhering this center panel into the sketchbook, I stamped Hero Arts Friend Definition CG125 with a black Stamper's Big Brush Marker directly on the page in the sketchbook. Sentiment by Hero Arts. Thanks again for visiting, my friends!! See you tomorrow with our next featured artist!