outrageously gorgeous children?
and here he is all dressed up as a snowman:
That wee face is so cute, I can never get over it.
1) Scan a photograph or work with one that you have on your computer
2) Using photoshop (or other software) cut & paste a face onto a digital image/clipart.
3) If needed, use the digital eraser to clean up the image (layers in PS are great for that!)
4) Print & colour your image
Of course you could add a photo the old fashioned way,
with a punch & some glue:
digital snowman image by Heather Ellis.
You may notice that the image is changed a little, since I wanted a patterned paper sky behind him... I drew the arms on with a permanent marker & put a little sign in his hands...
...and The little bird is from another different Heather Ellis snowman image.
I cut him out digitally, reversed his orientation, printed him,
& cut him out, etc.. :o)
I felt like I got a big Christmas gift when I discovered that some special marker paper I had bought embosses beautifully in the ink jet printer!!!
(i'm flipping out about this!)
Digital inkjet Embossing a new EASY way,
with no wet mediums
or potential clogging of markers
However, a couple of You have had trouble with my Matte Medium digital embossing method. And what I didn't like about it was the potential it had for clogged copics (You may recall that tutorial with the oh so scary disclaimer?) ;o)
your paper? your matte medium? OR my crazy instructions? ;o) Who can say?)
BUT I found an easier way you just might love--- with no wet art medium, so had to tell you about it right away. After all, you might get a gift certificate for Christmas & want to add this to your list of supplies to try.
Borden & Riley #234 Paris Bleedproof 108lb paper for pens
$ wise: It works out (for me having paid 9.99 here in Canada
at Curry's online) to be approximately 25 cents a sheet.
WHERE? You should be able to find this in most art supply stores--especially those that sell markers. It's also readily available online. In Canada, I found it online here at Curry's (no affiliation) ;O)
I like to cut the paper to be about 8 1/2 inches by 6 inches so it comes out of the printer in less time, but it will depend upon the size of the image, and you may find you don't need the extra time.
Step 2) Print the image on the Paris Bleedproof paper:
A) Set the INK JET printer: the highest quality setting should work best, but it will depend on your printer. I've had success with standard (or mid quality setting as well). The aim is to get enough ink on & let the ink to stay wet enough to hold the clear embossing powder.
B) Print the image and....
C) Grab the paper quickly when it comes out of the printer
You can print in black & white (shades of gray) or any colour! (Clear embossing powder will give you embossing in any colour you can print in--even for photographs or multiple colour images.)
Step 3) Hit it with clear embossing powder. As soon as the image comes out of the printer, sprinkle embossing powder on & Heat to set the embossing powder to melt it. I prefer "detail clear embossing powder" since it's more fine and seems to stick better).
You can also experiment with other colours or types of embossing powder, of course.
Please Note: Results may vary with your printer & ink type and even with the humidity levels in your geographical area. (Weird hey?) A little experimenting is always helpful if you're having trouble, please don't hesitate to comment/email. :o)
COLOURING with Copics:
The paper is a favourite of many marker artists, because the ink floats a little on the paper's surface so it is easier to use and get neat effects with. (Though everyone has different taste or preference when it comes to papers & Copic markers, of course, so the bit of "float-ability" might not be your style...) Personally, I adore it. :-D
but of course they are teensy weensy seed beads. :-)
clickable blogger pics of the card:
I hope that the New Year brings you all the most joy imaginable!
full of blessings for you and your loved ones!
P.S. In case you wonder, this post is completely unsolicited
from start to rambling finish. Just schtuff i love! :-D