Friday, May 11, 2018

Copic's & Colored Pencils - Concord & 9th Painted Rose

Hey folks!

In today's video I'mo going to be talking about using colored pencils with your Copic's. I'm showing you how you do some basic Copic coloring, then finish your image with colored pencils to add those details and get that extra depth and dimension. 

I honestly hadn't planned on sharing this video today. I had something else ready to go, but I had some time to kill and needed something to focus on so I started making this. I couldn't work on it in my craft room, so I set up my camera at my dining table and decided whatever footage I got out of it, was good enough. It's like 2 a.m. and I'm trying to get the out to you guys. In fact, everyone is asleep and I turned into a pumpkin hours ago.

You can watch the video on how I made my cards HERE. You can also click on the thumbnail link below.

It was love at first sight when I saw the Concord & 9th PAINTED ROSE Stamp Set. I'm truly in love the with outline image that measures a whopping 4.5" x 3.25", but I love that this stamp set can be used as the stamp layering set as it was intended. Of course my creative brain jumps up and down and tells me Copic coloring is the way to go, but it's groovy this set has options.

I stamped the ROSE on Catherine Pooler WHITE Cardstock with Altenew PERMANENT Black Ink and I used my MISTI Stamping Tool because I knew that I was going to want to stamp it again when I was done coloring. I made sure to leave the stamp in the MISTI so I wouldn't have to line it up again later.

With this approach, you don't need a bunch of Copic's. I usually use four Copic's in my blend, but for this one I only used 3 and I didn't use a "typical" blend. For the ROSE, I mapped out my shadows with a B63 the went on to use R29 then finished it off with a R27. I talked more about why I did this in the VIDEO so be sure to check that out.

I used PRISMACOLOR Color Pencils today, but I think POLYCHROMOS would also be a great choice. I simply chose those because my Prismacolor set had the colors I wanted in them. I have much smaller set of Polychromos. Either is fine. My darkest colored pencil surprisingly enough was BLACK GRAPE then my lighter pencil was DARK PURPLE

To add in those gorgeous highlights, I used a WHITE Prismacolor Pencil to start, then I went back with a WHITE Uniball Signo Gel Pen to brighten up a few areas. I wanted some of those stark highlights. I do make sure that I blend out that pen folks. In the VIDEO I kind of show how I achieve that.

I left out the usual glitter, embellies and gel pens. I really felt that this just simply needed to be left alone.

I have another video for Winnie & Walter tommorow folks. Do be sure to come back and check it out! In that video I'm going to talk about a more basic approach to colored pencils and talking about coloring on kraft and colored cardstocks.

That's it!

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Until next time.

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