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!