ID: American Tombow - Thanks
7"w x 5"h (side folded)

Created: June 24, 2009

One of the Tombow product managers came across my website and liked what she saw. She asked if I would like to trade something for some of their new glue. That definitely didn't excite me. I love the glues/adhesives I'm using now and feel my work is worth a lot more than glue I don't need. It's supposed to hang on their wall, maybe be used with my permission at trade shows or in brochures or on their website etc. This is a part of the message sent to me.

"My idea in obtaining a piece of your artwork made by using Tombow brush pens was to display your art at our headquarters and possibly, with your approval, display at our conventions or on our website."

Anyway, after thinking about it a bit, and having a few minutes in between other artwork, I created this card. I figure what the heck. I do things more about the creating than anything else. I love the way it turned out.

I used Arches Text Wove paper and drew in my word "Thanks" with a Zig marker, then colored it in with Tombows (#991, 856, 969, 249) and put a layer of Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium over it. I used some of Els flowers from her butterfly sheet #0412 and used some of the colors above plus #055 & 933. Added Ritz Glitter in the circles.

Mounted this to a cream Bazzill Monochromatic cardstock then onto an Olive Green Fabriano Tiziano cardstock.

Now I have to admit, I did do a pretty big goof.... I was doing the backgrounds around the letters and had my green pen open ready to put down some color when I accidently hit against my card while I was turning it. Boy, you could probably hear my swear word across the city. I kept on working, trying to stay calm... Then I looked at it, and tried to think what to do now. So I just added green to the other letters. And it worked. Sheesh.

I used Canson Fine Tooth drawing paper for the envelope which I don't recommend for using Tombows on. They don't move on this paper for some reason.

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