Here is part two of the artist trading card I recently did with a Christmas theme. Again I have done the coloring in time lapse to speed things up. The time lapse of the coloring lasts about a minute and it took me maybe 15 to do. To be honest, I didn’t time myself on the regular coloring part because I was just enjoying the process of coloring and didn’t want to constrain myself by keeping a stopwatch running.
I then used a stipple brush and some Tim Holtz Distress Ink Lucky Clover to add some extra green shading to the edges so it wouldn’t look quite so plain. I have other stipple brushes of varying sizes that are all at least 15 years old so they last. I know that Tsukineko still makes some stipple brushes and my local craft store has some brushes that look like this so if you’d like to try this technique it should be easy and relatively inexpensive to get your hands on some of these brushes. I will probably touch on these brushes again in future.
The background is a piece of green cardstock I got at Michael’s. Once in a while their standard letter sized cardstock packs go on sale for as low as $2 per packet so that’s when I buy colored cardstock if I’m running low. It’s not heavy stock but it works for what I use it for.
Finally I added a little sweater patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Knit Picky pad. This comes in 12×12 and 6×6 inch versions. I used the smaller pad size since I didn’t want to cut a small bit out of a 12×12 page.
I hope you enjoyed this. Please let me know if you liked this and if I should do more artist trading cad videos.