Marie Browning

"Inspiring and honoring creativity"

Framed Drawing by Marie Browning May 13, 2013

Welcome to the Tombow Blog Hop! If you have come here from Jennie’s blog then you’re on track!

I had a small drawing (okay, a stamped and colored drawing!) that needed a frame. I found a nice broad-framed mirror from Ikea that I stamped, colored and decorated to display the little sketch.


The drawing was simple – I used a favorite stamp from JudiKins and stamped the image onto drawing paper using a light gray stamp pad. I then used the Irojiten Colored Pencils from Tombow to color and add the decorative strokes. I used a varied stroke for the hair and crosshatching to shade.


I then stamped the frame, right onto the raw wood, using a sepia stamp pad. I then colored the stamped images with the Irojiten Colored Pencils. It was amazing how beautifully they went on and how quickly a little color can add beauty to the finished look. I also used a colored pencil to add the crosshatching shading around the images to match the drawing. I used a Sanded Eraser to distress some of the stamping for a great antique look.    The frame was then finished by adding washi tape for the borders and a raised plate using Foam TabsA few Power Tabs held the black satin picture bow to the back of the frame securely.


Be sure to visit all the projects featured this week and leave a comment for your chance to win!  We will be giving away an amazing prize pack of Tombow Dual Brush Pens Jewel 6 set, Mono Adhesive Removable, Mono Adhesive Permanent and our 3-D Foam Tabs.
The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!


Now head on over to Kristina Werner’s Blog and see what beautiful creation she has made for the hop!

The winner will be announced Friday May 17th  at 3:30 P.M. Eastern Time.

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85 Responses to “Framed Drawing by Marie Browning”

  1. I am intrigued by this project. You say that you used a mirror but I am not quite sure how. I love the finished look

  2. Amal Says:

    beautiful frame ❤ ❤

  3. Oops – didn’t make the mirror reference clear in the post – it was a mirror frame I started with, adhered the drawing directly on top of it using permanent adhesive.

  4. Judy Hodges Says:

    Interesting idea with the frame. I love it

  5. kathyhpyk Says:

    Amazing drawing and how creative of you with that framed mirror! thanks for the giveaway Tombow:)

  6. Charlotte C Says:

    Such a beautiful project. You are super talented.

  7. angievasconcellos Says:

    Fantastic idea. Do you use any sealant on the drawing? Thanks for the post.

  8. I love the effect of the crosshatching strokes in both the image & the frame. The Irojiten have given such a soft appearance to the whole project & being able to use them both for colouring the frame & the image means the whole project appears seamless.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. Debbie Fisher Says:

    fun project Marie!

  10. Dixie Says:

    A beautiful image in a clever frame!

  11. Bette Abdu Says:

    This is a beautiful project. Your step outs make it easy to follow

  12. NancyW Says:

    Very fun project, thanks for sharing. Thanks Tombow for the giveaway!

  13. Very interesting project.

  14. LindaH Says:

    Beautiful work–thank you for the inspiration!

  15. Judy Says:

    Great project! Thanks for a chance to win!

  16. Great project, I have been a huge fan of Tombow for years now!

  17. Becky Schneider Says:

    That’s a really neat and unusual project! Love the sketch and how it all turned out. Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Robin L Says:

    Very pretty. Thanks for a chance to win some great goodies!

  19. Beautiful project. Love the soft look.

  20. Cathy H. Says:

    Really inventive. I love the frame you created. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome product.

  21. Wow! What a stunning piece of artwork! Beautiful!

  22. JanLee Says:

    This is beautiful! Thanks for the change to win.

  23. HeatherM Says:

    Beautiful!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  24. Aida Says:

    Wow, very very nice drawing. You turned it into a wonderful masterpiece! Thank you for sharing and for the chance!

  25. SA Wills Says:

    Beautiful project. Love your coloring. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  26. Diane Says:

    Wow, your project is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. andrenesmith Says:

    Such an amazing and creative project. TFS!!

  28. Jennifer Says:

    Um…WOW! What a work of art.

  29. Annette Moran Says:

    Lovely project, great job.

  30. Kina Says:

    Your work is amazing.

  31. Sue D Says:

    Beautiful framed piece!

  32. Barbara M. Says:

    Your framed piece is beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win the tombow goodies.

  33. Lena D. Says:

    Amazing coloring! 😀

  34. Stacey Says:

    Beautiful use of color, very nice.

  35. stephV Says:

    wow!! what a great project…so many ideas!!
    thank you!!

  36. Elizabeth Says:

    So gorgeous!!!

  37. Robin Howe Says:

    Love the project. Great job with the coloring. TFS

  38. Erica Johnson Says:

    Beautiful project!!

  39. anna wight Says:

    Lovely, Marie!!

  40. Lisa K Says:

    Beautiful, I would not have noticed those were colored pencils you used, if you hadn’t written it.

  41. Glenna Anderson Says:

    Beautiful work!

  42. Kailash Says:

    Lovely project, very effective stamping!!!

  43. Oh my!!!! This is just amazing! What a great idea and so beautifully done! Thanks for sharing it with us. Lovely!

  44. Lady Fair Says:

    Beautiful image! Thanks for sharing your talent with us today.

  45. Kathleen Says:

    Stamp looks like a drawing to me, especially when you got finished with it. The frame is absolutely beautiful. Truly amazing.

  46. Edgar Poe Says:

    I love how you enhanced the stamped image with Tombow’s Irojiten Colored Pencils.

  47. tasha Says:

    very creative idea! thanks for sharing

  48. mar Says:

    what a unique twist…love it

  49. Robin Buchholz Says:

    I love this, it’s very creative! Thanks for sharing.

  50. Gorgeous project, Marie!! I LOVE your coloring!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!

  51. Peggy wood Says:

    gorgeous stamping and coloring. What a good idea to dress up a stamped image.

  52. Lydia Says:

    Beautiful project!

  53. Kathy Mc Says:

    Amazing, Marie ~ such gorgeous coloring and love the mirror idea. Looks like your a Pro with those products by Tombow!

  54. Pam Says:

    Beautiful artwork! You made an amazing project!

  55. Kris in Alaska Says:

    Excellent idea! I never thought of stamping on a frame! Well done!

  56. Deborah M Says:

    Wow! Very impressed …. Thanks for sharing

  57. Tracy Tanner Says:

    Nice coloring. I thought you did a wonderful job on this stamp. Thanks for sharing.

  58. Simi Says:

    Beautiful project. Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. Scarlet F. Says:

    Awesome project!

  60. Cheryl C. Says:

    Wow! What a beautiful drawing and frame! Thank you for sharing!

  61. Michelle R Says:

    thanks for such a great giveaway and wow, the picture is amazing. just at a glance i would’ve never thought it came from a stamp

  62. Wow! Your coloring and shading is gorgeous. Great tip about using gray ink for this.

  63. Maria M. L. Says:

    Very beautiful and interesting project. At first glance, it looks like a drawing hanging from an art gallery. Love the coloring technique. Thanks for the opportunity to win some Tomobow new products

  64. katrina m Says:

    Such a pretty project , the coloring is very nice !! Thanks for the chance to win 😀

  65. Tanya Says:

    This is such a beautiful project and I really love it!!

  66. Jan Says:

    Very nicely done. It’s nice to see a project like this and the possibilities of it. Thanks.

  67. Fay Dopking Says:

    Stunning portait and frame Marie! I am just learning about cross hatch coloring and the results it can give. The frame is understated elegance and those Irojiten Pencils are calling my name – LOL! Beautiful work of art, thanks for sharing.

    Glenda D

  68. Jean Bullock Says:

    Way Cool!

  69. Amy Says:

    Thanks for sharing, this is true art.

  70. Gilu Says:

    Love the dual brushes.

  71. calamityjane Says:

    Your work is amazing! I am so thrilled to find your blog! These pencils are fabulous! Thanks for sharing this piece!!

  72. Giovana Says:

    Wow!! Your work is fantastic!! Love it very much! The coloring shade is absolutely amazing!!

  73. megan mcdonald Says:

    Cool, love your colouring

  74. janine Says:

    cool idea!

  75. DebbieK Says:

    Marie, you are a great color artist! Love your framed piece.

  76. barbara lassiter Says:

    Lovely project! It’s a perfect frame for the drawing!

  77. Wendy Orme Says:

    Cool project!

  78. Janet Trapp Says:

    Awesome! Great JOB! ~God bless~

  79. Mary-Anne V. Says:

    Very elegant image and great frame.

  80. Tina Mayo Says:

    this is just simply classy and this idea!!

  81. Diana R Says:

    Beautiful project! Thank you Tombow for all the great ideas in this blog hop!

  82. haejin Says:

    lovely project~ what a creative use of a mirror~

  83. Samantha L Says:


  84. I love your project! Thanks for sharing.

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