Welcome! I'm in Philadelphia for the next few days, having arrived a day early for the COPIC Standard and Intermediate Certification Classes in the Philadelphia City Center this weekend. I brought my 13-1/2 year old along; we've had big plans for several months to visit the historical sites in Philly as a field trip of sorts. Unfortunately, the federal government shutdown has really messed up our plans. :-/ One of the guards outside Constitution Hall told me that pretty much everything worth seeing here is government-related and shut down, even the Philadelphia Museum of Art. WHAT? The government even controls the art museums? Ouch. Anyway, since I can't find mention of the shutdown on either their Facebook page or their website, I will call them tomorrow and hope that he was wrong. Chances are, he isn't, but it's worth a try!
Since I wanted to mention the Copic Classes (see links in the first paragraph), I thought I would post this little PTI clear card today, created with the Mighty Oak die collection and the Background Basics: Stitching stamp set.
I airbrushed a quarter sheet of Stampers Select White cardstock with the Copic marker colors shown above (click for a larger picture), and my Copic Airbrush System.
I wanted some texture on my background, so I stamped Background Basics: Stitching with PTI's Vintage Cream ink. It showed up better on the darker values of marker. (I'm not sure that my marker ink was completely dry either.) Nevertheless, I have some texture. :-)
Here you can see that I have used the Mighty Oak die cover plate to cut my airbrushed sheet. Next I mounted the leaves onto a clear card base with a small amount of glue on the back of each leaf. The inside background is also airbrushed with Copic markers--BG13 and YG63, I think. I used some brown chalk ink to ink the tree trunk. To get the leaves in place, I used a small amount of temporary adhesive to attach the negative shape of the Mighty Oak die cut to the clear base. When I removed it, the adhesive came right off without leaving a mess.
If you'd care to join us at the COPIC Standard and Intermediate Certification Classes in the Philadelphia City Center this weekend, I'd love to have you! In the meantime, here's hoping that B. and I find something open tomorrow to visit. If the Art Museum is closed, I'm thinking we may head over toward Rittenhouse Square. We explored the Reading Terminal Market late this afternoon, as well as walking to the historical district. I am determined that he get a history lesson out of this trip, with or without the federal government's assistance! ;-) Thanks for visiting.