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Feeling a bit giddy following the latest release? It’s packed with cheery images and sentiments, and we’re already seeing so many great projects that feature the February collection being shared. This month, Sandy has completely encapsulated that giddy feeling in just one furry little mouse. Her colorful backdrop provides the opportunity to do some experimenting with your watercolors. A buoyant balloon and a handful of simple pen-drawn lines bring his lightness and excitement to life. Let’s get to the card!
Hi there MFT friends! It’s Sandy Allnock, and I’ve returned with a mouse who is SO happy he’s floating on air!
This little guy is from another darling stamp set drawn by the amazingly talented Stacey Yacula.
This mouse just makes me happy…those tiny toes and little ballerina position are too sweet! I created a soft background first, then painted the mouse — check it out in the video!
Painting the mouse afterward works well because I knew the background would definitely be lighter than the foreground. If you accidentally overpaint the light background, it’ll be covered anyway. Just let it dry first.
The glasses should be a lighter shade of whatever color you make the mouse…be sure not to let too much color bleed in from the fur! After everything was dry, I added some spinning lines — just a few are all you need to indicate his excited little jump!
Some Glossy Accents made the eyes and balloon shine. I couldn’t resist adding some bubbles in the air too!
Super cute and entirely manageable, right? What a great technique to play with when you have a single image that you want to make shine. Let’s see your version of Sandy’s approach! Tag #mftstamps when you upload your projects to Instagram — you might just be spotted!