Friday, April 22, 2016

PTI MIM #246: Faux Brush Lettering

Another week, another Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink. This time it's the very talented Amy Sheffer showing us in a video and on her blog exactly how it's done. She makes it look so easy and has done some very striking cards sharing her technique of Faux Brush Lettering. Just had to try this but think I'd have better control using my Zig's than ink pads, water and a paintbrush. I'll definitely try this again once I have some stamps to use other than Graceful Greetings. The font isn't as thick as some so a bit challenging to follow the lines. Anyway, my demand is exceeding my stash at the moment for Thinking of You and/or Get Well cards so I need to quit the yardwork and get creating. : )


(Sentiment close up stamped first in Simply Chartreuse 
and then Ripe Avocado for Faux Brush Lettering)





Now I see I should have watercolored vertically for a more even flow of leaf colors. Will remember that next time. Sponged the edge using Autumn Rose ink to tie it in with the leaves, adhered to white card base and added the five sequins to finish it off. Will view and comment tonight on what others have created. I'm sure there will be lots of inspiration and cool ideas to try myself. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!



Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Canson Mix Media Paper
Ink: Autumn Rose, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado
Stamps: Graceful Greetings
Dies: Turning A New Leaf
Other: PPP Sparkling Clear Sequins, Paintbrush, Water and Sponge

13 comments:

victoria h said...

lovely card

Kathryn A said...

I love the water coloured background, and as for its angle, it goes with the angle of the sentiment, which is very well done, by the way!

Kara Lynne said...

That is a great sentiment for the brushed lettering technique. Beautiful card!

Birgit said...

Very pretty! That's a great sentiment for this technique. It came out great!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Great card and brush stroke lettering! I think the water coloured background is perfect as it echoes the angle of your pretty sentiment.

Rema said...

Beautiful CAS card Kathy! The background looks terrific and I love the sponged edges.

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. I love the water coloring behind your leaf die cut. I am running out of time to try this one myself...

The Paper Toile said...

Love that colorful background! Beautiful!

Greta said...

Beautiful card, Kathy--love your color choices!

Sue Rose said...

I love your watercoloring of your leaves. They look great, even if it's not vertical. Great job on the technique, too. It was a hard one to grasp, even using a thinker stamp. Beautiful card!

Diana K said...

You did a great job, Kathy, both with the lettering and overall design, and came up with a gorgeous card! Plus I think anyone who used Graceful Greetings for this technique deserves extra credit and maybe even a prize :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful job with the technique!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Kathy! The faux brush lettering looks fantastic, and I'm so happy you gave it a try! I love how you've done the watercoloring behind the leaf die-cut, too!