Hello, Pretty Pink Posh fans! This is Yana and today I wanted to share a quick technique video to show you how easy it is to add details to colored images.
I started working on my card by stamping and coloring 3 images from the Friends Forever stamp set. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink for stamping and double stamped images using MISTI stamp positioner to have the blackest black outline possible.
There are coordinating dies available for this set so I cut my images out and quickly colored them using Copics. I used E79, E37 and E33 to color hair; E00 and E000 to color skin; R20 to add blush. To color outfits I used RV14, RV13 and RV10 for pinks; B05, B02 and B000 for blues; YG67, YG17 and YG03 for greens.
While my images looked great as is I decided to add little details to make them unique and a bit more personal. Think about it this way – in real life we all wear fabrics with different patterns. So I wanted to translate some of those patterns onto these images. There are a number of ways this can be done, some are simple, some not so much, I used the most simple and easy way – a white gel pen.
If you don’t have a white gel pen – you can also use a black pen or you can even use a Copic colorless blender to add detail. If you have a colorless blender in a bottle you can look for a piece of fabric with some texture, say burlap, wet that fabric with colorless blender and use it to stamp over the outfits of these images – that will transfer the texture of the fabric onto the image and will create same looking texture on your images.
I used a white gel pen and added little dots, vertical and horizontal stripes. You want to make sure to wait for your Copic coloring to dry, especially if you have really saturated paper with the marker as it (the marker) might eat up your white pen, I’ve had that happen in the past, so before adding the white detail – make sure image is dry.
I ink blended a hill to create a scene and foam mounted my friends on top. I also added little bees from the Bee Friends stamp set I adhered several sequins from the Sparkling Clear Mix and I also added clear droplets on top. I love to combine the two together as this way I feel my droplets look even more dimensional.
Watch my video tutorial below to learn how I made this card.