I have a great project for you! I am including two PDFs that you can download that contain all the instructions, photos step-by-step and supplies needed to create and color this great book marker. The book marker is an adaptation of one I saw somewhere. That one didn’t have a great place for me to paint and I certainly needed that!
The tutorial is free and includes my contact information so you can ask any questions you like. I painted this sample with Stampin’ Up! inks. They are water-based inks and I used the ink pads. There are also reinkers that you can purchase in the same colors. These will go a long way and, in my opinion, are the best ink pads on the market.
While I have enjoyed tremendously my time with Stampin’ Up, I am going to be resigning as a demonstrator at the beginning of August. They are a great company, but I need to move Emerald Lane Art in a different direction. My mini-albums and illustration work are passions that I need to pursue. I have wanted to write instructional tutorials for a very long time and I think that time is here!
I have been having some physical struggles, too. My back has been giving me problems for quite awhile and the TIAs from last summer transferred into a mild stroke last week. (I would have REALLY liked for my first helicopter ride to have been with me sitting up, watching what was going on below!) I am working and exercising to get back as quickly as possible. I appreciate your prayers. I can feel God at work.
Let me see what you do with this project. There are three line drawings included in one of the PDFs. One is simple and they progress in difficulty as more petals are added. Next week there will be a challenge on Scrapzee, a card makers forum, using this same tutorial to make greeting cards. Join in the fun and show us what you do! I want to know I am not talking to myself! LOL!
By the way…if you would like to order some of these inks through www.shopwithmarilyn.com, simply click the link! They are fun and go a long way! We will be having some other projects coming soon that will allow you to use these over and over. My last order will be sent in July 24, 2014 using the hostess code BDUMX6N9. Make your purchases quickly so that you can get started with the fun!
I run Windows 8 and have had some trouble opening the PDFs in full screen mode. Try using the desktop mode if you have problems and, please, don’t beat your computer…it is only a machine! (Spoken in very soft whisper so this computer doesn’t hear me!) LOL!
Here is the line drawing of a maple leaf from my yard. Feel free to select your own leaves, if you wish. Any will work. Let me know if you have trouble and I will try to assist you. Just click to get your free pattern and get started having fun!
Hi, everyone! Now that you all have your base coats done on a board or two, let’s get started with the fun part. I will warn you ahead of time of two things. This is addictive and this is a skill that takes practice. When I was learning, I kept a bottle of water, paper plate, a bottle of paint and a paintbrush near the phone so I could practice while talking to friends and family.