Hi everyone, for this month's Letraset make I have gone all festive with an early Christmas card.
I started by roughly sketching out some holly leaf shapes, this is a really easy shape to draw but you could cut one from an old card to draw around, or you could stamp your leaves. I used Letraset fineliners in both 0.3 and 0.5mm to outline the leaves. I also added in 3 tear drop fairy lights.
I pulled out several greens and blue-greens in my Letraset Promarkers.
Next I started to colour each holly leaf. Do each half a different shade to add interest, and don't forget the centre vein .
Here you can see all the leaves done in various shades. Each is done with a darker shade next to the outside edge with a lighter shade blended over the darker one. The red berries are each done with two shades aswell.
Now for a little shimmer, colour the fairy lights using Letraset Metallic markers.
To create a fineliner to colour the string, I added a Letraset fine nib to a brown Promarker, this instantly makes it a fineliner..
Next I scribbled on a craft mat with a green metallic marker, I spritzed with water and picked up the ink on a brush. I used this to fill in the background.
I finished the background by running a black metallic marker around the edges.
Now to add the details, I went back to my 0.3mm black fineliners and added patterns to all the leaves.
I mounted the coloured piece to a white card blank , and added a stamped greeting.
As a final touch i used a grey Promarker to lightly outline everything, this just makes them stand out a little from the green background.
I have a pack of Metallic markers to give away..
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