Masculine Galaxy Card
Happy Craftersday, everyone. Today I am bringing you one of my creations for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. The lesson for today is For the Guys: Artistic Techniques.
This class was really fun, but they all are to me. In the class you learn about making pop art (think Andy Warhol) cards and making interactive cards all with the intent to give it to a man or boy.
My card is going to be my own one layer variation of the galaxy background you’re taught to create in the class. I’ll be doing a little masking and a bunch of ink blending.
I start with an A2 sized white card and mask the bottom and top with washi. Then I start to put down my colors that will make up the galaxy. I only do small portions and don’t cover ink the whole card until the end. The colors I used are: Pear Tart, Rhubarb Stalk, Galactic Stream and Midnight Violet. Between colors I used a little bit of fine line masking fluid so that some of my colors would still stick out in the end. To create a cohesive look I blend over everything thing with Memento Tuxedo black ink. For about half my Ink blending I used my Ranger blending tool but the really light touches of Tuxedo black were done with this little make up blender I got from Tuesday Morning.
Once I get the colors looking the way I want them to I remove the masking fluid and the washi. The colors were a little too bold so I muted them with a little black ink until they blended in more with the rest of the card.
For my sentiment. I used a phrase from the Faithful Feather stamp set and stamped it on white paper in Galactic Steam ink. I cut it out and put it down and my card was done. I just adhered it to the front of a black card base and the card was done.
Thanks for reading today. I’ll be submitting this card to Altenew’s Educator Certification Program. Subscribe to my blog using the form at the very bottom of this page for craft news updates and blog post notifications. Have a great day!