Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hand Lettering #9: Reader Sepia Card

Hello everyone!!! :o)

I hope you're enjoying your weekend. :o)

Today I want to share with you this hand lettered, monochrome, one layer, Reader Sepia Card.

I hand lettered quotation in block letter handwriting style on a side folded card base. I used dip pen nib and black drawing ink. For the card base I used Canson XL Mixed Media Paper. After couple hours of drying, I stamped a girl reader image from an adorable Jane's Doodles 'Read All About It' stamp set directly on the card base.

I prepared various hand lettered samples during my personal challenge Celebrating 30 Days of Pisces 2017 to color during a 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker. This one also. I hand lettered it on DAY 19 of my challenge and colored it on a DAY 24 of Kathy's challenge. :o)

I colored the card in watercolor technique using two Distress Inks (DI): Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso.

My first idea was to create colorful card. First I started coloring girl's hair with Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso DI. Right at the moment I was about to finish coloring her hair, I smeared her face with Ground Espresso DI. Aaaaaaaaa!!! I tried to clean it with water, but there was no luck. Ground Espresso DI it's just too dark to be easily removed with water. This was not good for my plan, as I wanted to color her skin with Tea Dye DI, which I normally use for skin coloring. Covering darker color smears and splotches with lighter color doesn't look good to me - it pokes my eyes annoyingly.

I didn't want to throw away the card and decided to go with monochromatic Sepia look, like on a card I made last year: Vintage Warm Wishes Card.

I colored everything with Ground Espresso DI and added here and there Walnut Stain DI in the background. When I was satisfied with the color, I covered the girl with paper towels and splattered the card with Ground Espresso DI mixed with a bit of water. After drying, I shaded the image and shade around the girl with dark brown colored pencil.

As a finishing touch, I highlighted the image and sentiment with a white gel pen.

Card dimensions: 101 mm x 133 mm (4" x 5 1/4")
List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Read All About It' stamp set
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
  • Ranger's Arcihval Ink (Jet Black)
  • TOZ Leonhardy black drawing ink
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
    • Walnut Stain
    • Ground Espresso
  • TOZ Artist colored pen, dark brown
  • Uniball Signo White
  • dip pen nib (mounted on a paint brush)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool (for drying)
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #2
  • water
  • paper towels

I'm entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) CRAFT-alnica, Izziv/Challenge #182: One Layer
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

2) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 21st entry to this challenge.
colored: DAY 24

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by later this evening, I'll be sharing 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge PreviewEnjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Krasna je. Hvala da si se nam pri CRAFTalnici pridružila v polnem številu.

  2. You have done so well to don't waste the card, and your smering is covered perfectly! :D Great work, love the white highlights on the image and the sentiment!

  3. Zelo lepo voščilnico si naredila in zelo se mi dopade, kako si vse skupaj premazala z rjavo :-))
    Vesela sem, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice … Srečno!

  4. vauuu, kakšna lepa voščilnica, perfektna, super barvni izbor!

  5. Še ena lepotička, tebi pa res grejo tele enoplastne. Zanimivo kako lepa je čeprav vsa v rjavi. Deklica je res simpatična.
    Hvala še enkrat da si se nam pridružila v Craft-alnici. Lp Lili

  6. Uau, uau, prekrasna voščilnica, krasen motiv si izbrala in barve, očarljiva celota, hvala ker deliš z nami v CRAFT-alnici, LP

  7. Vau, čudovita je!
    Hvala, da ustvarjaš z nami v CRAFT-alnici. Srečno!

  8. Enkratna je! Tudi kakšna nezgoda je včasih koristna :) Res je nekaj posebnega!


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