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Rockstar Pets Postcards by Guest Designer, Betz

Marie Heiderscheit

We have a few guest designers on the blog this month, and you may remember us introducing you to Betz Golden in a previous post. Today, Betz is rockin' the blog (literally) by creating these amazing postcards using our Rockstar Pets Stamp Set!

 

Today I am sharing with you how to make a bold edgy postcard using a few supplies from your stash and Brutus Monroe's Rockstar Pets (my current obsession).

First find a die cut to use as a mask, watercolor crayon and a watercolor postcard. If you make your own postcard make sure you use watercolor paper because we are going to soak this up! I found my die cut image on my Scan n Cut 2. I actually have some of the first watercolor crayons ever made! This one is from Stampin' Up and is probably close to ten years old. The postcard is by Strathmore! 
Take a piece of washi tape that you are not particularly fond of and run it on your shirt to pick up some lint and fuzz. You are going to use this to adhere the mask to the post card, but it needs to be easily removable. 
Place your mask in in the center of the postcard and adhere with tape.
Using your watercolor crayon draw lines going from your mask out.
Take a baby wipe and mist it down with a little more water.
Rub the baby wipe on the watercolor crayon marks pushing out.
Spray the center of the mask and just outside of it with glimmer mist. I used Tattered Angels in Cross My Heart.
Using a heat gun dry the mist making sure to push the air out and away from the mask.
Spray a second color. I used Tattered Angels Plain Jane Baseboard in Wave. Use the heat gun to dry it.
Shake some mica powder on the post card. I used Lindy's Magical Shaker in Octoberfest Orange.
Mist it with water and set it with a heat gun.
 
Finish off the background by adding black ink drops. I used Ayeeda Ink in Black.
Heat set it and remove the mask. Set the mask aside making sure not to throw it away. 
Stamp the image in the center of masked area.
Color it in. I used Spectrum Noir Primary Colored Pencils.
Remember the mask? Use that on a card or project!
This is such a fun type of card to make. The canvas is small enough to go in the mail, yet large enough to create a fun piece of art! Not only will your recipient enjoy receiving this the post office gets to see it too -- and your neighbor if it gets delivered to the wrong house :-P.
Until Next Time ~ Happy Crafting!
Betz


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