Unfortunately I am still waiting on my office to be painted. (insert big frowny face here)
They started this afternoon and then the one guy lost his baby sitter for the afternoon and they had to leave. :( Sigh. AND I already unloaded and moved everything out of the way. Lovely.
Me = Not happy.
However, I have a really fun tutorial to share with you today on coloring skin tones with Copics.
This is my first tutorial over on the Whiff of Joy Tutorials & Inspiration Blog. Check it out HERE.
Be sure to check out the past posts as well. So many great ideas and inspiration to be found. I love the airbrushing with Copics tutorial & video HERE and the water coloring with Sparkling H2O's HERE.
I thought it would be fun to show how to color different skin tones and hair but keep everything else exactly the same. I guess I did use different sentiments on each card....but they're similar. ;)
To begin, I first stamped the Whiff of Joy Stamp Melinda Reading Book Angel on a die cut label (Tim Holtz Ornamental Die for Sizzix). Then I stamped the image again on Stamp Masking Paper and cut her out and layered her over the one on the label.
Next, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position and stamp the Whiff of Joy Fall Grass Stamp.
I carefully removed the mask (I will need it later) and stamped a greeting on each.
Then it was time for the fun part: adding color!
Here are the skin and hair colors used for the first girl:
And the skin & hair colors for the third girl:
After I colored the skin & hair, I colored the rest of the design on each the same.
First I colored her top and her wings. For the wings I used the tip-to-tip technique to add the R22 color to the Colorless Blender Marker. I colored the wings like this to give them a bit more of a translucent look.
Next, I colored in her pants and accessories. The pants were colored with the first 3 colors shown below and the swirls on the pants with the Spica Chocolate Glitter Pen. The jewelry with the Spica Silver Glitter Pen and the detail on the top with R27 Lipstick Red.
These are the greens, yellows and oranges used for the grass and flowers:
Finally, here are the colors used for the book and dangling bookmark (colored with Spica Buttermilk Glitter Pen).
Time to add a little interest to the background. I placed the angel mask back on and also one for the background.
I used Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the Hero Arts Friend Definition Cling Stamp to add texture to the label's background.
Next, I used the Old Paper Distress Ink and Ink Blending Tool to add some color to the edges of the label.
Removing the masks is my favorite part!
To create the card background, I stamped the Hero Arts Cling Flower & Leaves Background on kraft card base.
Then I stamped the Hero Arts Cling Dots Background on the Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet Cardstock.
I trimmed the stamped Berry Sorbet paper into 1 1/4" x 4 1/4" and adhered to the bottom of the card base.
Some ribbon, twine, button and punched butterflies finished the cards:
HOW TO VIDEO
PAPER: Berry Sorbet Cardstock by Papertrey Ink; Neenah Solar White Cardstock 25 Sheet Pkg. or Ream; Kraft Cardstock
STAMPS: Melinda Reading Book Angel by Whiff of Joy; Fall Grass Stamp by Whiff of Joy; Magical Wishes Sentiments by Whiff of Joy; Cling Dots Cling Stamp by Hero Arts; Flowers & Leaves Cling Stamp by Hero Arts; Friend Definition Cling Stamp by Hero Arts
INKS: White Memories Dye Ink Pad; Tuxedo Black Memento Dye Ink Pad by Tsukineko; COPIC Sketch Markers; COPIC Glitter Pens
EMBELLISHMENTS: Rustic Button Twin by Papertrey Ink; Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon by Papertrey Ink; Buttons by Stampin' Up; Small Accent Pearls by Hero Arts
TOOLS: Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine; Ornamental Tim Holtz Sizzix Die; Corner Chomper Crop-a-dile; Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly 3-in-1 Punch; Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz; Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper; Tsukineko Tack N Peel Rubber Stamping Cling Sheet (for used with UM Stamps)
Kerri Bradford has a new Digi Die Cut Kit available for purchase HERE. Love this one. I say that every time. But that tree, the cool retro modern circle leaves. So fun.
How about a FREE Digi Die Cut Download?
I can see this being used over and over. Everything Kerri creates is pure magic. And she is so awesome to offer freebies!
Click HERE to get yours!
New Hero Arts Holiday (Halloween & Christmas stamps are in stock at Two Peas!
Get yours HERE.
Please be sure to stop by tomorrow for sneak peek's of Whiff of Joy's newest stamps (to be available for purchase on the 1st!).