Candy Cane Bear

Let’s pull out Candy Cane Bear and get crafting and coloring.

Hello everyone!  It’s another gorgeous Saturday and another day I’ve avoided mowing the lawn.  Feeling quite proud of myself for avoiding yet another day doing yard work:)  And the good thing is the sun will come up tomorrow and another opportunity for me to do the adult thing and take care of the house chores.  But at least for the moment today, I played in my craft room.

candy cane bear

Isn’t he just so stinkin’ cute?  This is a new stamp from Whimsy Stamps called Candy Cane Bear by Krista Heij-Barber.  I decided to have yet another play around with the Zig Clean Color Markers and not use watercolor paper to see how well the colors would blend together.  Of course when learning anything new, there are always mistakes to make!! And God knows I make a ton of them.  I always tease my students, I guarantee there isn’t a mistake you can make that I haven’t already done.  It’s just that I get to pitch it before you get to see it.  Well today the mistakes came at the end of the project and there was no way I was going to start over so I just went with it.

candy cane bear

Not to self….get your fat paw away from your work.  These markers dry slower than the alcohol based ones you’re used to working with!!!  And…since the medium is still wet, it will pick up the darker colors and smear them into the lighter areas if you aren’t paying attention.

The background colors were completed using Distress Paints and Perfect Pearls.  And yet another note to self…Versafine does not and I repeat, does not dry well on top of Distress Paints.  Oh why oh why did I use black versafine?  Because it’s awesome that’s why.  Since the ink went on a swear about when I turned the image over, bring on the UTEE and pretend you meant to have it look like it was snowing!!  It’s okay if the recipient has to squint to read the sentiment…damn it, it’s the thought that counts!!  They’ll be happy to get a card:)

candy cane bear

And finally, take a picture at such an angle that the viewer is not quite sure if it is their eyes that are blurring or if it’s actually the sentiment!!

I’ll be working on a video sometime soon to show you how to get replicate this quick and easy distress paint background!  In the meantime, I hope everyone has a spectacular weekend!

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