Thursday, December 23, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Strictly Stripes

Tuesday Trigger time!!  This week's Moxie Fab trigger is based on the picture of the stripey, woolly mittens below -
One of the things I enjoy about trigger challenges is trying to imitate the textures represented in the photo.  Flocking would do the trick - RATS, I don't have near enough different colors of flocking - time to get crafty!
I added white flocking with adhesive spray - I actually added it in about three layers - 
That looks nice and soft, eh?
Time to crack out the Copic markers and my airbrush.  The flocking base is 3" x 3" and I made marks every 5/8" so that my stripes would be even.  I blocked off each stripe and airbrushed until my fingers were nice and "Copic-y" too - a definite hazard with the airbrush!  
 
Quick tip - I use this Elmer's Sticky Out to clean the markers from my fingers.   Smells way better than using Copic Colorless Blender and saves my blender for Copic techniques.
Adorable A Muse stamps (mittens and sentiment) finish up this fluffy card!

10 comments:

Lisa T said...

Wow, great card! Very creative!

scoopy (Emily) said...

Cool - ok where did you find the Sticky Out? I must try it!

Kimberly Jones said...

Ingenious! Great idea with the Copic tinted flocking! I want some sticky out too!

jen said...

you are brilliant. i'm thinking TARGET!!! ;)
Merry Christmas!!!

Helen F. said...

This is so perfect Michelle! Love your creative thinking for the stripes on white flocking :o)

Jen W. said...

Brilliant! This card is a winner for sure. :) Thanks for the mini-tutorial!

Sarah said...

What an awesome way to use flock! Airbrushing is on my list of new techniques to try next year.

And I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one who had to keep the stripe colors in the same order as the original mitten!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your card is adorable and you are just so creative to come up with the airbrushed flocking.

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! What a moxie fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Dawn said...

I would love to make this! Looks great! Those stripes make me smile. Happy New Year, Michelle!