Thursday, March 25, 2010

Distressed Card

Good morning! As you can see I am making a huge effort in posting something everyday or at least 3-4 times a week. Today I am showing you how I use my Copic markers. I LOVE THEM!!!! They just blend so well!

Ok, so I used a stamp I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby in Cleveland. I choose it specifically so I could use my markers:) When using Copic markers, I use Stazon so it does not run. I then seal it with a hair dryer to help. I have heard that you can use Memento Ink but I still have to try it!! It is on my list of things to try. 

These are the colors I have choosen for the hair. I have no rhyme or reason for choosing colors, I just pick a light color, this is the one you will use the most, but it will not be the color of the hair. Then I choose one or two other colors that are darker to shade. 

I colored her hair in with the lightest color, and I did not cover every little space. It adds more dimension when you are "sloppy" coloring.

Then I took the next darkest color and just colored around the edges and a little bit in where eventually I want it darker, like the ends.

Then I go over it again with the lightest color to blend it in.

I then add the third darker color using the same technique, adding color to the places I want dark.

Then I went over it again with the lightest color. So do you get the idea? Always start with the lightest color and after every color you add you go over it again with your lightest color. It blends perfect:)

These are the colors I used for the wings. I tried to keep the colors "distressed". 

These were the colors I used for the apron.

These were the colors for the for the star. I forgot to show the colors for the dress. Sorry. But you get the general idea. 

This color, C1 is invaluable!! I love it for shading. I even use it when I use my prisma colors. It is truly awesome. I went around the whole image, but went lighter on the left side and heavier on the right. I always try to think of where the sun is going. So technically the whole image would not have a big shadow, one side will always be heavier than the other. 

You can notice it a little more in this photo

These are my favorite inks by Ranger they can be found quite easily at Michaels. I use coupons for them and I get them quite cheap. I also got the tool you see here, it is AMAZING!! No more dirty fingers:)

Ok, so I start with the lighter color, again, it is all about the layering of colors. I started with Antique Linen and go in a circular motion and just keep going over it and it blends wonderfully. I go in quite a bit with the lighter color and the darker color I will keep closer to the edge. 

This is what it looks like after both distress colors have been added. 

This is what it looks like on my card. I love it!!! What do you think?? I always make the envelope to match, even if it is a little something from the card and put it on the envelope. 

1 comment:

  1. The copic markers are the bomb. I got to start getting me some!!!