Altenew’s Academy’s Beautiful Details Class
July 8 2019
I am continuing my journey taking Altenew classes. The Beautiful detail class was taught by Marika Rahtu. I first started with a stamp from my wallpaper flower art set. I stamped on vellum with versa mark ink and used clear embossing power. Then I reached for my pencils. I made a small sampling of what each pencil could do.
I got so involved in the drawing, I did not take any photos until I completed the image. I felt it was a bit darker than I wanted. I went ahead any way and made a finished card. In the end, the image was not as bad as I thought.
Here is the close up of the image!
I decided to give it one more try! I wanted to get the Image a bit lighter. I felt I would like it better and it would be a bit more delicate. I headed over to the local art store about hour away and purchased three of the markers Marika used. W1,W3 and W5. It is fun combining Copic markers with pencils. I liked the end result.
For me this was a challenging class! I tried lots of options for the vases.
None of the above images were what I wanted.
I decided to stamp light and pencil in the details. I took my ruler and made diagonal lines to represent wall paper and a horizonal line for vase to sit on. I wanted to make the whole image to look like it had been hand drawn. What’s cool using a stamped image is that it helps keep proportion in check. Below is the close up look of my card.
I used my eraser and lightened the horizonal lines. I also added a little bit of white pencil on the vase edges.
I have learned so much from taking these classes from Altenew Academy. I hope you enjoyed my cards. Below I will add products I used. Till next time happy Stamping!