Here is the final drawing. I decided to try some YUPO paper and that turned out to be quite the adventure. It’s a very smooth paper. As I tried to layer pastel chalks, one layer would rub off as I tried to apply a second. I persevered and came up with the drawing above. It’s a more pastel look than I had originally imaged. Why didn’t I just switch papers? Good question. I have no idea. I was like a dog with a bone determined to get a picture out of it.
Next I photographed the drawing and reduced it in size so that I had four images that would fit a standard A2 card.
Originally I was planning on hand stamping each image with text and the lines running across the antlers. I realized it would a lot faster to put them in with Photoshop. This is little Rudy before the each section was cut and hand embellished.
After a lot of punching and die cutting, here is this years Christmas card. Tah Dah!
I got out my first ten cards today. More to go tonight and tomorrow.
What did I learn from this exercise? I love cracks. YUPO will not be my substrate of choice.