Andy Warhol is sometimes considered misunderstood in the art world, while others consider him a master. I found this fascinating short video that gives us a little more of an in depth look at him as a person and as an artist. Definitely an interesting clip!
Lexi says, “I have always loved the artwork of Andy Warhol – the bold clash of colors and graphic, repetitive images always make me smile! In my tutorial, I will show you how to create your own Andy Warhol inspired pop art card using an inside and out double masking technique for the perfect one layer color blocked design. While the soup cans are iconic Warhol, so many images will work for this bold, graphic look. And with all the colors to choose from, the possibilities really are endless!”
- STAMPS: Comfort Food, Simple Alphabet
- INK: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Royal Velvet, Harvest Gold, Tropical Teal, Orange Zest, True Black
- PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Soft Stone
- OTHER: Post-Its, Painter’s Tape, Ink Blending Tools, Scoring Tool, Copic Markers (BV00, BG11, Y21, YR65, R32, BG13)
MEASUREMENTS & CUTTING LIST
- Color Block Panel – 3-3/8 x 4-1/8
- White Mat – 3-5/8 x 4-3/8
- Sentiment Strip – cut to size around sentiment
- Card Base – 5-1/2 x 4-1/4, top fold
LEXI’S MASTER TIPS
- When ink blending over a masked stamped image, stamp your image onto your masking material with the same color you will be blending. Stamped ink may not absorb completely into the post-it or masking paper and can mix with your blending ink, so this will help your blending ink stay true to color and not become muddied by any left over residue of another color.
- When masking a stamped image, be sure to cut your post-it or masking material right on or even just inside the line to minimize the possibility of a halo around your image.
- When coloring with Copics on an image stamped with dye ink, it helps to wait for the image to dry completely and then color with a light touch and quick hand, especially where you are coloring over the stamped image like the words on the can. The less ink you use from the marker, the more crisp your stamped design will look, so it’s best to go with a flat look rather than a shaded or blended look. I also recommend testing your stamped ink with your choice of coloring medium on scrap card stock first. I have had success with Papertrey inks and Copics, but some color combos do work better than others, typically a lighter marker on a darker stamped ink.
–Now it’s your turn! Create a project featuring some kind of color blocking. You can choose to re-create the exact project from Lexi above or design your own using the same concepts. Your project must also incorporate at least one Papertrey product.
–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).
–-Add your project to the InLinkz list below.
–You will have until 7am ET, Tuesday, July 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. One project per person please.
–As a reminder, you will have until 7am ET, Tuesday, July 26th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.
–TWO randomly selected winners will be chosen from ALL the entries within this list on Tuesday, July 26th. The winners will be posted on our Tuesday night Stamp-a-faire winners page after 9pm ET. The randomly selected winners will each get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!
Thanks for joining us! We look forward to seeing your projects!