The last Christmas card of 2015 and I finally came up with an idea for a design for my other half. He’s a big Mystery Science Theatre 3000 fan so I went in search of Christmas inspiration there. Wassail!!!
Of course, there are no MST3K stamps or digis out there so I had to start from scratch: I found a decent source photo with both Crow T Robot and Tom Servo in it and traced the bots on my iPad Pro (an early Christmas present to me from my other half). I resized it and added the text on my Mac and then printed it out. If I had thought to make Tom Servo’s outline pale grey, this could even have counted as no-line colouring.
I coloured the bots with Copic markers — they turned out way better than I was expecting — and added some Distress ink snowflakes to fill out the background.
I blended some dark Distress inks around the edge of the card base and mounted the panel using foam tape.
Hobby Art – winter’s snowflakes
Tim Holtz – Distress ink pads – blueprint sketch, black soot, tumbled glass
- Copic markers:
Crow T Robot – Y00, Y21, YR21, YR23, YR24, Y28, W5, W7
Tom Servo – R32, R27, R37, R39, R89, W00, W1, W2, W4, W6, C00, C0, C1, C2
- paper and card:
Neenah – solar white
Papermill Direct – super smooth – white