Inktense pencils meet Crazy Birds

Inktense pencils are perfect for using with the Crazy Bird stamps from Ranger.

I finally got around to pulling out my Tim Holtz’s Crazy Bird stamp set to use for myself.  We used these oh so fun stamps in class a couple of months back, but this is the first time I sat down with them to create a card.  These birds are just too stinkin’ cute and oh the possibilities for combining them seem endless.  And while I was at it, I pulled out my Inktense pencils which have been long neglected and gave them a little lovin’!

I had forgotten how much fun these unique pencils are and how well they play with other mediums.  Shame on me.  Anyhoo, the primary coloring medium for all of these birds is the Inktense pencils.  I used alcohol markers to deepen some shadows and for the backgrounds, I used Distress Inks and Inktense pencils.

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Once the inktense dries, it is no longer reactive with water so using the Distress inks for the background is perfect, and I didn’t have to worry about the inktense running if water came in contact with my colored bird.

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I did a wash with Tumbled Glass DI and some splattering of other DIs and inktense pencils for the background and the Copics were pulled out to deep the shadows and clean up some areas where I wasn’t so precise with the inktense pencils!

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Holy background Batman with this card!  Not completely loving my color selection but since I had already colored the bird, I decided to keep it!  The background was done with a baby wipe wash with Distress Paint and then a baby wipe with the Dylusion paint (these colors are soooooo bold) and Distress Paint together.

I can’t wait for the coordinating Bird sentiments to be available in stores!  I got my name on the list at my LSS:)

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