April 28, 2011

For You...Mom - Tombow Guest Artist Tutorial (Day 4 of 4)

This is my final tutorial project for Tombow.  It has been a pleasure and honor "guesting" for them and using all their wonderful products.  Be sure to visit their blog.  Their design team has wonderful projects!

I thought this would be a cute tag to attach to flowers or a perennial plant given to mom on Mother's Day.  A little special twist with a vellum overlay on the skirt.

Stamp girl with flowers, “for you” and “mom” with black pigment ink and heat emboss with clear powder on white cardstock.  Working DTP (direct-to-paper) add a highlighted rectangle over the sentiment with Tombow Dual Brush Pen #090.  Add color to the remaining image, but do not worry about blending or highlights as there will be attachments added on top.  Set aside.  

Stamp the girl with flowers on watercolor paper with black pigment ink and heat emboss with clear powder.

Color and trim the image. 
Skin tones: 800, 723
Hair:  090, 912, 991
Flower Pot: 133, 158, 912
Roses:  133, 158, 725, 755
Dress:  443, 452

To create an overlay for the skirt, ink the dress portion of the image with black pigment ink and stamp on vellum.  Heat emboss with clear powder.  Color the reverse side of the stamped image with Tombow Dual Brush Pen #443.  Trim the skirt as shown.

Using the stamped image on the white cardstock as a guide, align and attach the trimmed watercolor images on top.  Use Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue under all parts except the flower pot and roses.  Under these two portions place a Tombow 3D Foam Tab.  Hint:  For a slightly less elevated look, cut the thickness of one tab in half, attach to the image and then “stamp” adhesive on the exposed cut portion with the Tombow Permanent Adhesive Stamp Runner.  The vellum skirt was attached with a small portion of Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive placed at the waist of the dress.

The fine-tip ends of Tombow’s Dual Brush Pens are great for adding tiny doodle dots.  To hide the raw ends of the ribbon, adhere the decorative loop with Tombow’s Permanent Adhesive Stamp Runner before attaching the remaining artwork.

Mat the artwork with colored cardstock and attach to the scalloped base with Tombow 3D Foam Tabs.

Thank you so much for visiting this week.  Tomorrow I am traveling to Montreal and will be teaching at Bonnidee over the weekend.  I am very excited to meet and create with other fellow rubber stamping enthusiasts.

I would also like to thank Jill Foster (Inspired By) for so generously sharing my artwork alongside her beautiful creations all this week.  You can view all her posts here: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

On Monday, I will have a Penny Black tutorial featuring "Nature's Day" from their new Touch of Whimsy catalog.

Have a great weekend,

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock:  Sea Breeze 08-002, Rose Garden 14-002
Tombow Dual Brush Pens:  090, 133, 158, 452, 443, 723, 725, 755, 800, 912, 991, N15
Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle Die
American Crafts Ribbon
Watercolor Paper
Black Pigment Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Heat Tool