Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cucumber ATC trade - Cool As . . .


I decided on this little guy because the theme being cucumber meant that you could use all the colors in a cucumber which includes the orange flower! This project started with a sketch of the frog. I used acrylic paint to add color but it was too flat and needed some dimension and texture. I added details using colored pencils. Still kind of flat looking.

Referring back to pictures of the frog, I realized he was kind of shiny. Light bulb moment meant time for the glossy accent! I am glad I bought another bottle. I really love playing with this product! Looking good but still lacking the skin texture. That was solved while digging through my fabric markers for another project (which also includes frogs!) and I found my Puffy Velvet Pen! I haven't used this in a long time and it is supposed to be for fabric. Well rules are for breaking sometimes and I colored in the top half of mr. frog with it. It dried quickly. I love not having to wait. Hit it with a heat gun and wow! I nice rubbery type of texture. But what about the bumpy texture. So I added some dots all over the top and hit it with the heat gun again. Oh yeah!

Here is a side view to help explain what it looked like. Bet you want to reach out and touch it!
It rained all day yesterday so my cards bowed. Sigh.

6 comments:

kathy said...

REALLY CUTE !!!!!! Great idea..love the whole puffy pen thing. Wish you lived closer....!

pcoxdesign said...

Thanks! I wish we lived closer too! Oh the fun we could have!!!

Marie Z. Johansen said...

Love Love Love these cards!
I can't wait to hold one in my hand !

kathy said...

Ha! I see Marie GETS one! Hey Patty, if you have any left over, let's do a trade.

pcoxdesign said...

Yes she does because she is in my group! I do have extras! Send me your address again and I will mail one out to you along with the others!

pcoxdesign said...

Thanks Marie!