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Lawwdy, but, I could not resist!  Dave and I went to see the latest Bat Man movie and it was AWESOME!!!  Marvel Comics on the silver screen are just the BESTEST!!!

Cityscape serves as Gotham City in the deep dark of night in this design, and you can see the bat signal is illuminated by a "spotlight".  This was created by angling two Post It Notes to create a mortise (reverse) mask, and then sponging white pigment ink just enough to create that "cut through the sky" effect.  This is one of my favorite illumination techniques, actually!  I then mounted the bat signal with foam dimensional tape to further enhance the effect.  Notice how it extends BEYOND the framework of the skyline–this is a type of "out of the box" technique that I also like to employ once in a while.


Now, don’t shoot me.  I know ya’ wanna, ‘cuz of all the detail cutting on Super Hero–rest assured that this is not a card I would mass produce; someone very special would receive this.  Could the same design be done more simply, and with less cutting?  Of course, but, this was the overall effect I was going for in my head, and I was limited by the canvas size– there’s only so much you can do with a 4.25" square of surface area.

This just CRACKS me–Hayley walked in and spied it, and busted out laffin’, so that’s a definite:

Supplies & Materials
Stamps:  All images by A Muse Artstamps ((NEW Holiday images are now available for purchase and you can view the images right here! These products are not going to be posted for purchase on the A Muse News blog, but they can be purchased via fax, e-mail or by phone)
Paper:  Passion Square Note Card (A Muse), white and black card stock, brushed silver metallic card stock (Cardenon Star Dream)
Ink: Brilliance Sterling Silver, Graphite Black (Tsukineko)–all inks heat set after stamping
Copic Markers:  E21 Baby Skin Pink, W6 Warm Gray No. 6
Other:  Sponge Daubers (Tsukineko), Post It Notes, Foam Mounting Tape, 1.25" circle punch (EK Success), Cutter Bees detail cutting scissors (EK Success)

  1. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely amazing!!! Even if I EVER coulda thunk up doing Batman with this superhero guy, I NEVER coulda executed the SOOOO completely awesomely (ok, that barely made sense)!! This is da bomb for sure!!! :D LOVE it!!!

  2. My 7-year-old son gave a double thumbs up on this, Julie! (He was in the room when I brought it up). Anyhow…he proceeded to tell me what you did to make this awesome creation. ;)

    I love your wonderful and clever design!!!

  3. You are so awesome! You inspire me!

  4. Good gravy Batman, this is so super fantastic!

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