Tutorial by Linda Fields

Who am I kidding? Fall may be starting but I’m in Florida where we have one season – with a few Winter interruptions. Like that Florida sunshine, I’m always in the Christmas spirit and today was was no exception!

Developing Ideas for an AECP Level 3 – Winter Workshop


One Color or Two?

Can you tell I used only one green to ink the leaves? I was planning on using more than green but I pushed myself to see what I could do with just one. I used a blending brush to create light to dark, overlapping layers and it worked! Woohoo!

Finishing Touches

Black is an amazing color to add for that final touch to turn your project from ho-hum to wow. After edging the gift tag with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I water misted and blotted it dry to create an aged effect. I clear embossed all the leaves, berries and sentiment for a little dimension. Though it’s not pictured here, I plan to add one more level of texture and depth with Fallen Snow paste from Tim Holtz. I can’t wait to add a little frozen love to the leaves as a final touch.

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While other kids played at recess, I was on the bench quietly drawing. Nothing's changed. I'm still creating on this lifetime quest to "Leave a Beautiful Mark"

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