I have a very talented friend who has started an Etsy shop for her wonderful digital designs … AlexSyberiaDesign!
Alex does the most amazing dot-coloring! Have you found her on Instagram yet? @alexsyberia to see the multitude of fabulous cards she's created using this fantastic dot-coloring style of hers with other company's stamps, too.
Imagine how delighted I was to receive* three of her digi designs in my inbox … all along I've resisted buying digitals because I don't own a laser printer! But, because she is my friend, I was determined to try them using my good old Epson Artisan 725 inkjet printer with standard ink.
I loaded my photo tray with 4x6" pieces of Neenah Solar white 80# card stock for printing Alex's designs. Then I allowed them to dry overnight. Here are the results: two using Copic markers, one with Zigs!
|My Copic markers had little if any effect on the printed image.|
I did a little dot-background with two grey Copics! =]
Dots with a Copic Multi-liner,
a Spellbinder Hem-stitched rectangle accent,
and Altenew sentiment.
Here is a closeup of Alex's wreath - you'll see that
adding even just a tiny bit of water did affect
the printed lines … but not enough that I don't still love the results! For the most part, I scribbled the Zig color onto a block and added/mixed the colors as needed!
Four Zigs were used for all of these colors!
Very rudimentary fussy cutting here... and a circle die from my stash was just the ticket for raising the center sentiment.
Thank you, Alex, for entrusting me with your gorgeous designs! I hope I've done them justice!
*full disclosure: the digis were a gift, but Alex did not ask me to blog about them!