Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “Let’s Hear it for the Boys” design team challenge.
I had such a wonderful time water coloring this image using my waterbrush and Distress Ink reinkers. There is lots of scenery in the background to color but the real fun for me was to make the truck look as old and rusty as possible.
I painted the whole truck with a light layer of blue and then shaded with darker blue. I heat dried completely before moving on to the step of adding the rust.
I added rust by brushing a dry brush over the ink pad to add just enough ink to apply to the image using a stipple motion. I continuously went back to the ink pad to gather more ink on the brush. The dry brush stipple technique allows the rust color to be layered over the blue instead of instead of washed into it making it murky. I hope that made sense. Here’s a closer view.
OK. So I know this is a guy card but I couldn’t resist adding a few tree branches to the frame since there is a huge tree trunk in the background scene.
Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing!
I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge. Thanks for coming by today.
Kittie Caracciolo (you are here)
Stamps: Impression Obsession Classic Truck Ink: Rusty Hinge, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Wild Honey Paper: Not Quite Navy, Really Rust, Old Olive, Watercolor Accessories: Impression Obsession Grass Border, Leafy Branch 2, Spellbinders Matting Basics A, Matting Basics B, Waterbrush, Brush, Copic Marker (brown on tree branch) E47 Dark Brown , Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Glue Dots, Paper Piercer , Metal Adapter Plate , ATG , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter