Every year on June 1st, a magical date here, I plant my garden. That garden usually includes at least six to ten varieties of tomatoes, mostly Heirlooms, all of which are reflected in the colors found in this ink pad. Memento's Peanut Brittle, Morocco, Love Letters, Espresso Truffle and Bamboo Leaves are a beautiful combination of colors, just like my tomatoes. I actually made several cards using my new ink pad but the one for today is my favorite.
This card starts with a 4" by 6" piece of 90 lb. watercolor paper to which I have applied a light coating of gesso. With a little help from my heat gun the gesso dries pretty quickly. Next I used a brayer to apply ink from the new Tomato Vine pad. Kaleidacolor's innovative sliding palette clicks together when in use and then apart to keep the colors from bleeding together when not in use. Pretty clever!
After the ink was applied in both directions I sprayed a light mist of water on it and allowed the inks to blend. I dried the damp paper with a heat gun again to set the colors.
To make a banner across the panel I used gesso and a stencil. I applied the gesso with an old credit card, lifted the stencil gently and allowed it to dry.
After the gessoed banner dried the sentiment from Rubber Stampede was stamped in the left lower corner with Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black ink . The finished "watercolor" panel was matted onto black card stock and then glued onto a card made from a piece of folded white card stock measuring 4 3/4" by 6 3/4". A large butterfly from K & Co. was affixed to the upper right hand corner. What would summer be without butterflies?
Here is a list of the supplies that I used to make this card.
Tsukineko Tomato Vine Kaleidacolor five-color ink pad
Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black ink
4" by 6" 90 lb watercolor paper
4 1/2" by 6 1/2" piece of black card stock
4 3/4" by 6 3/4" blank white card
Self adhesive butterfly by K & Co
Stamp by Rubber Stampede
Old credit card
Spray bottle filled with water
Thank you for stopping by today. Please feel free to leave a comment, I love reading them. If you have time I'd like to invite you to stop by tomorrow to see another card created with the new Tomato Vine Kaleidacolor ink pad. If you want to see any of the other beautiful colors made by Tsukineko just check out their website www.imaginecrafts.com. I hope to see you tomorrow!