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Archive for December 18th, 2013

Julie Warner –
Weekly-Favorite Welcome to a new challenge for  Serendipity Stamps! The Serendipity Challenge this week is Chalk.

I will’s been a long time since I’ve used my chalks or chalk pencils. On top of that, I have a bit of bronchitis and the chalk dust really gave me coughing fits, lol. Anyway, I stamped the lovely wine image, masked it and rubbed and scribbled pink and purple chalks over the background, After I removed the mask, I used the chalk and chalk pencils to add color to the image. I then used an eraser to remove color in areas for highlights. Since it’s hard to do really detailed shading with chalk, I had decided in the beginning I would go for an Impressionistic type still life look. The coughing got to be too much with the chalk dust and the colors still didn’t look shaded enough, so I took out my Prismacolor pencils and added more shading. It was starting to look a little better, but I still wasn’t happy with it.

Julie Warner –
It’s funny where inspiration comes from, but as I was pondering what to do next, I noticed an animated short film on tv. The style was very cartoonish but I started looking at the backgrounds in the scenes. They were very mottled and had these cross hatch markings all over it and I really liked the way they looked. So I took a white Prismacolor pencil and did the scratchy bg on the top. I also used the Ink Spots image to add a little something something along the shaded edges. The framed image was so large, I had no place to put the greeting except over the image, so I added it with the Versafine onyx ink.

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Wine & Cheese, Everyday Words set, Ink Spots
Paper: Neenah white, dk blue violet
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black & lulu lavender, Versafine onyx
Accessories: Spellbinders labels 8 die, chalks (pastel sticks), pastel pencils, Prismacolor pencils