Monday, August 29, 2011

Marker Mondays - August Part IV

This card will use the blending techniques we have been practicing and you will learn a simple masking technique. Be sure to review the previous lesson if you need to.
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For August are using the following three Copic colors:
  • 0 - Blender Pen
  • R29 - Lipstick Red
  • Y17 - Golden Yellow
For these images I used the brush to brush color technique that I explained last week.  If you are using the Originals markers (the square Copics) then I recommend switching to the brush tip.  It is easy to switch the tips and they are fairly inexpensive.  If you prefer not to do that you can still blend using your chisel and fine point by using the plastic palette technique to pick up the darker ink.

Stamp the large flower in the corner using your Memento Black ink and then color it using the technique that you practiced last time.  I colored the entire flower yellow and then added red in the center.  I darkened each petal as needed by adding a second layer of yellow and then using the marker to pick up some red and make the petals a darker orange.  Blend while the yellow is still wet and do each petal individually.  Add some yellow over the top if you need help blending.

Once the large flower is colored then you can mask it by stamping another flower onto a post-it note and cut carefully just inside the edges.  Place the post-it note flower over the colored flower to protect it and use the smaller flower stamps to stamp your papaya, orange and cherry flowers with our delicious rich ink.  Once it is dry you can remove the mask.

Stamp your sentiment, add pearls (color them first with your Copics if desired) and mount onto black card front and orange card base.  Voila!  This concludes your Copic lessons for August.  Next week I will give you a head's up on what is needed for September.

 Marigolds Card Supplies Used:

  • Marvelous Marigolds Stamp Set
  • Paper - Sugar, Onyx, Orange
  • Memento Black Pad
  • Copic Marker - Colorless Blender
  • Copic Marker -  Lipstick Red
  • Copic Marker - Golden Yellow
  • A Muse Studio Inks - Cherry, Papaya, Orange
  • Pearl Stickers - Sugar

Marvelous Marigolds

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I will be holding a monthly workshop in my home in Huntington Beach, CA so let me know if you want to join me.

1 comment:

Brenda Lee said...

Marvelous Marigold is one of my favorite stamp sets. I love the colors you used.