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Spellbinders: Jane Davenport Whimsical And Wild

Hello friends! I am sharing a couple cards today, with behind-the-scene pictures of my process. I recently received a couple Spellbinders Jane Davenport stamp sets, and couldn’t wait to start coloring!

Can I just take a second, and admit how much I love this sassy lady?!! She’s from Giraffe Wisdom stamp set. I had planned to watercolor her, but the moment I stamped her on paper, I knew I needed to use my markers. I wanted to give her major contrasting lines, almost comic book-like. Here’s pictures of my process:

When doing a one-layer card, I always love to add a drop shadow first. I used warm Gray Copic Markers for this. Next I used my most favorite Copic Marker to add skin shadow: E04. I use this marker for so many shading purposes. I also love to use violets to shade yellows, as I did with V93 on the scarf. I gave her fun pink hair, and bright clothes to finish the scene.

I cut the last two words apart from the large sentiment in the stamp set to use for this card. I had a big “uh-oh” moment when I opened my green marker to color the letters. Green ink splattered onto my panel! GAH! I decided to cover the splatters up with black Copic marker dots. Problem solved! To finish the card, I added black and white stripes and a strip of pink glitter paper to for a bit more sass.

My next card features a FABulous Llama from Llama Drama stamp set.

I’ve never colored a llama before, so I went to what I know. When in doubt, color a rainbow. Lol… I did pull out my Daniel Smith watercolors, and got to work on this llama. I started with an overall wash of color, then added detail to the llama hair.

I made sure my wash of color was going to match the colors I was planning on painting the hair. After a first layer of color was added to the hair, I used a #2 round brush to add shadows. I splattered the panel with left over paint once I was finished coloring, and trimmed the edges. I stamped the sentiment, and attached it to a card base.

What’s your favorite medium to color with? I’m split between markers and watercolors. I LOVE pencils, but they take a lot of time, so I don’t get to use them quite as often. I hope I was able to share a little bit on how I create and color. Thanks so much for joining me today!

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One Reply to “Spellbinders: Jane Davenport Whimsical And Wild”

  1. I think Jane is so talented… and I love what you did with both of these. We never would have known about the green splatter if you hadn’t told. The black looks fabulous. The llama is stylin’ I like it. The lady reminds me of the character that was in the last Kingsman movie. She had swords for feet! Did you see that one? Lovely job, thanks for taking the time to share your coloring process. Stay Safe…

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