Monday, 31 July 2017

Zinski Vs. Tim Burton - Dark to Light/Contrast

Hello, my friends. I have a gorgeous birthday card to share with you today. I made it for my friend, Sarah. She loves all things Tim Burton, so I thought I would give one of ElenaZinskiArt's characters a bit of the Burton treatment. It's over on the PaperArtsy blog tonight for their Topic #10 (Dark to Light/Contrast)


I started with the background and blended Paperartsy Fresco Acrylics from Little Black Dress to Snowflake.


As long as you keep the brush moving, you can dry brush them together quite nicely. A little Drying Retarder mixed with the paint will help.

Then a little alteration. As she was, Elena's character was a little too cute for the Tim Burton look. So I stamped the flower from the last release (ZA08) then stamped again on some post it tape so that I could mask it off while I stamped the girl over the top.

I used Snowflake again to paint out the spots on her leggings. How serendipitous that the centre of the flower turned into her tummy!

A little painting with some Claret and London Bus and her spotty leggings turned into over-the-knee stripy socks.

Just needed to add the sentiment, a die cut (embossed with black ink and clear embossing powder) and the perfect birthday card, for Sarah, is done.

Love and peace,
Wendy x

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  1. I just commented on your post over at Paper Artsy. I thought I'd hop over to your blog too...I'm your newest follower! Love your blog!

  2. Wendy, I first saw this on the PaperArtsy blog. I couldn't see how it was a Zinski stamp at first. You certainly did both Zinski and Tim Burton proud with this little figure. It's a wonderful card. Your friend will be so pleased with it.

    1. Thanks, Lucy. I enjoyed making it. x