Back to School

All the area kiddos are either back to school or will be there on Monday, I think.  And while I absolutely love having my kids around, I have to say I'll be thrilled to be out and about during the day without "other people's children" underfoot.  I love kids – well-behaved ones, anyway – but it's just nice to move around without one bumping a cart into me. 

With all that in mind, my niece just started 10th grade.  (Ok, she's still supposed to be 10; what happened???)  So I thought I'd make this card for her. 

Back_to_school I wanted to try out the watercolor crayons with baby oil and blending stumps.  A lot of people use odorless mineral spirits with the pencils, but baby oil is easy to pick up while you're at the grocery store.  And if you don't have blending stumps, a dried up blender pen will also work.

This really turned out nicely, I think.  The baby oil really smoothed out and blended the colors, and it was a lot more controllable than an aqua painter.  I even achieved a great flesh tone with some yellows and pinks.

Here are the supplies –
Stamp Sets:  Greeting Card Kids, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Concord Crush classic, Very Vanilla craft, watercolor pencils
Paper:  Whisper White, Concord Crush, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Basic Black card stock; In Color hostess pack designer paper
Other:  Punches – 2 3/8" scallop circle, 1 3/4" circle, 2 1/2" circle, modern label; white gel pen, mat pack, paper piercing tool, brights & regals eyelets, Big Shot, impressions pad, silicone rubber, polka dot texture plate, stampin' dimensionals, stampin' sponge; baby oil, blending stumps

Remember – there are only a few more days to take advantage of the extra $25 in hostess credits and to order from the summer mini catalog.  Have a wonderful weekend!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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