Thursday, January 19, 2012

Age Is Relative

I thought I'd have fun with one of my favorite persons in history!!  I had to have this Einstein image and then these gears were the perfect touch to add "another cog in the wheel," for a birthday card.  The Masquepen is fabulous with Einstein's prevented the MicaColor Watercolor from seeping onto the hair!


Viva Las Vegastamp Images -

Other Items - Miracle Tape

Other Supplies:

White, Teal, and Green Cardstock
Dimenstional Gears and Wheels
USArtQuest MicaColor Palette
Gears Embossing Folder and Embossing/Die Cut Machine
Copic Markers
Brown and Black Permanent Ink
Dark Green Pigment Ink
Soft, pointed Brush

(Inks = Permanent won't move with water, Pigment is juicy for coverage and embossing powder, and (not used in this project) Dye Based inks moves with water like watercolors)

1.  Stamp Einstein image onto white cardstock.  Use the Masquepen and cover  the WHOLE Einstein image.  Let dry.

2.  Prepare your Micacolor Palette color by dipping your soft brush into water and letting the water drip onto the color.  Let set a second or two, and then swirl your brush into the color.  The consistency should be creamy - if not - add a little more water.

3.  Pick up color from your MicaColor Palette and brush onto the gear stamp image, covering the whole surface.  Tap lightly with a sponge to remove excess color. Stamp like you would normally stamp, going over Einstein image (See photo).  Let dry.

4.  Remove Masque material by using your forefinger and slowly moving your finger down over the the edge of the masking material.  It will start to roll and you can roll the material down and off the card.

5.  Color and shade Einstein with Copics.  Run green cardstock through die cut machine (I used a Cuttlebug) using the Gear Embossing folder.  Swipe the dark green pigment ink over the surface.    Mount Einstein card to green Gears with Miracle Tape. Add Gears and Brads. 

6.  Mount Teal for background cardstock with Miracle Tape.

Note:  My quote about "another cog in the wheel," I generated by computer, but, VLVS has a HUGE selection of quotes and birthday images that would be perfect with this project.  Pick and choose and personalize this Einstein card the way you want.

Enjoy - Lea


Molossus said...

Fantastic card!

Lyneen said...

I am loving these famous people cards!!!

Purnima said...

Love this, Lea! Einstein is great with gears!

Cheryl LIndsay said...

What a great JOB..Love it!!!!!