Dare 2B Artzy Notebook

October 19, 2017 |  by  |  Copics

I have a little Dare 2B Artzy inspiration for you today! I decided to create another simple gift that would be easy to re-produce in multiples for friends and/or family. I used the Big Bloom stamp set to create the full project.

I started with plain copy paper cut down to 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and used a stamp platform to stamp multiple pages with this fun “lined” stamp. The little flowers are just asking to be checked off right?

Then after stamping all the pages in the one spot I moved the stamp and ran them all the pages through a second time to give my list making friends more to-do lines.

Next I cut a cover out of watercolor paper (slightly larger then the pages) and a backing out of chipboard the same size, both 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″. I stamped the front with the flower from the same Big Bloom set. 

 

Grab some markers and away we go!

Here are some quick peeks at the color ing process. Fading to white is easy with my blue and colorless blender! First I colored the blue, flicking it outward form the flower

Then I pulled the color with my Colorless Blender using flicks and small circles to soften the edge so it will fade to white.

On the flower I found that some of the colors worked more easily in a different order then I normally use. Typically I color light, medium and then dark and then work in reverse. On the flower where I used the RV colors it was easier to color my middle color, dark, blend with the medium and finish with the light only at the end. 

This is a good example where it is worth testing out your process when you are working with different materials, for this project the watercolor paper will work considerably different then my normal smooth cardstock.

Midtone – 

Dark – 

Midtone – 

Finish with light – 

Now that the cover is done I used my Bind-It-All to create a little note book!

Love it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Here is the short list of the D2BA products I used for this project:

Big Bloom

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Totally Black Premium Dye Ink

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Have a Happy Colorful Day!

 

 


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