Monday, November 9, 2015

30 Days of Christmas Day 26 - Technique Junkie Stamps!!!

This is Day 26 of the 30 Days of Christmas challenge both on the Technique Junkie Design team
blog  on the various  Design Team member's personal blogs. 
In addition to the inspiration, ALL Technique Junkies Christmas Stamps are on sale at 20% off. Simply use the word Christmas at checkout for your discount. 
Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus.  It is an event to remember in the life of the church and believers. There have been many, many artistic impressions of this birth.  A classic one nearly always involves a Madonna and the Baby Jesus. 
I used a variety of things to color in this Technique Junkie Stamps image. First I colored all of the "skin" parts with my Copic markers.   Then I used Splash Art Anthology Gel Medium over the skin to create an element of resist.  Then I used other  Art Anthology Gel Medium paints to color the halos, the clothes, the wings, etc. leaving very little unpainted surface.  However, there was some and those areas were spritzed with a couple of colors of the Art Anthology sprays, and then quickly with a paper towel to absorb any extra spray. 
The simplicity of just the focal image appeals to me this year.
Have a wonderful stamping day!