My nephew named this card for me. He saw it sitting on my desk when I was working on it and he was excited that I made a Skull trooper card. It is and it isn’t. I was really just playing around with some ephemera and really liked how this looked. We see what we want to see, isn’t that what art is all about?
This was the first stamp I purchased from Newton’s Nook. I still love it! It is just weird sometimes for me to think about things like that. I don’t know what was making me think about it really. I get strangely sentimental sometimes, it used to happen a lot, now it seems to just come up once in a while.
Alcohol inks are way to much fun! I doubled my color pallet today, and I picked up a couple of tools to play with as well. Now I am playing around with different papers and techniques. This time I used the backside of photo paper. Which is kind of awesome because years ago I bought a huge package at Costco and now I have something to use it up with.
The universe spoke and I listened! I had an idea of making the sky background with my currently limited pallet of alcohol inks and was kind of playing around with it. Then I noticed the Library challenge for Dracula, which I could have done so many cards for, but the cover really struck me. Then I received a newsletter from Odd Ball Art co. with the bats, and I knew what I needed to do.
Whenever I see this photo I think of a Quidditch team. I wanted to tell a bit of that story that pops up in my head on this card. The really fun part was making the background. I have been trying to figure out alcohol inks and this was my first really good one. I think I am finally getting the hang of it. What a fun new medium! Now if I can just get over this bit of cold I brought home from the pumpkin patch.