This project actually took less time than I thought it would!
Balthasar, Melchior and Caspar might be my favorite characters in the Nativity. Jesus is born, in humble surroundings to regular mortals. Then these KINGS stop by with some baby shower gifts...no wait...they bring gold, francincense and myrrh! Marvelous...
Here is how I went about creating the image for our Magi card:
1) Printed off a colouring page online:
2) Using my trusty Crayola felts, I coloured. Then I took a photo on digital macro setting with my little Canon SD1100.
3) Using PhotoScape , I fiddled with the image, first adjusting the exposure, then the contrast. I then applied two filters: one to make it appear to be painted in water-colours and the other to create an antique photo effect. I think this made up for my camera's basic capabilities nicely and am pleased with the card we'll be mailing near and far this Christmas!
4) Now I'm going to send this edited photo to my photofinishing shop and print off however many I need at 30 cents/piece. Then I'll stick them to some plain cardstock cards. Voila!