Happy Halloween

Finished cards.  What follows is a description of how I made them and a free graphic.

I attended a lettering demo by Janice Berkebile at Daniel Smith a couple weeks ago.  She happened to mention she scanned, printed on an ink jet printer and then painted her letterforms.  I was surprised to learn ink jet doesn’t smear when painted with watercolor.  Also a little annoyed with myself for not having tested it but I’d previously had an ink jet print smear in the rain.

I decided to make some Halloween cards.  I drew a design based on a fabric print.  I scanned it and then printed it on watercolor paper.   (feel free to right click and save this design to make your own cards)

I painted over the design on 8 cards.

   

I cut them out and glued them to some plain white cards and created a message for the inside using MS Publisher, as above in the first image.

Happy Halloween.  “Wishing you more treats than tricks”!

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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3 Responses to Happy Halloween

  1. Susan Torkelson says:

    WOW! Wonderful project! A treat for us all!

  2. Great idea! I’m always afraid the thicker paper will get stuck in the printer.

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