Thursday, May 14, 2015

Copic Coloring on Kraft Paper - My Favorite Things

Hi Everyone! Carisa here with you today and I made this super cute card using some My Favorite Things goodies. When this cute little You Gnome Me set was released, I just HAD to have it! You get that way, too?! haha, you know what I mean. I wanted to use it to make a simple masculine card for my dad's birthday. I decided I would do some Copic coloring on Kraft card stock. It has been awhile since I have done this and I had forgotten what a neat effect it can give your stamped images. 

I created a video with you as well showing my process with this technique as well as a little bit using the new Copic Hex Chart by Sandy Allnock. This was probably the first time I really used it in my coloring and I can see it as a go to resource for myself and anyone using Copic markers whether you are a seasoned colorist or just starting out. I talk a little bit more about why my color choices were different using the chart as opposed to how I would normally pick colors. Also, since I hadn't colored on Kraft card stock in so long, you'll see that I start out going light to dark (my usual way of coloring) but then switched to laying down my darkest color first just because I was started to get some bleeding issues with the card stock. When coloring on Kraft card stock you want to pick more vibrant colors than what you would usually go for (most notably my skin colors are very dark and would be very dark on white paper) since the Kraft will soak up a lot of that pigment just by its dark nature.  

To create my sentiment, I pieced a few stamp sets together. I probably would re do it as I wasn't exactly happy with the way it turned out but I just went with it. In the future, when I piece together sentiments like this to create my own, I will probably stamp it on some scrap paper first to make sure I like the alignment and the way it flows before stamping on my card. 

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Supplies used today: 
Copic Markers
 Skin- E21, E33, R21, R32, V20 
 Beard- W5, W3, W0 
 Hat- R14, R17, R29, E09 
 Pants- B24, B26, B29 Shirt- YR31, Y17, Y38 
 Boots- 100, C7 
 Shadow- BG05, BG02 
 Grass- G09, YG67 
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 
My Favorite Things - BB You Gnome Me 
My Favorite Things - Happy Die-Namics 
My Favorite Things - Stitched Basic Edges Die-Namics 
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Journaling Die 
Paper Smooches - Mini Monograms 
Avery Elle - Handwritten Notes


Tonya said...

Thank you so much for sharing how your utilizing the new Hex chart. That was super helpful to me. I also would have never considered coloring on Kraft cardstock-super cool! Your whole card turned out super cute!

kepsss said...

I haven't "USED" my hex chart yet but just coloring it in was eye opening and this video helped get my head around "looking" for different color combos. Thanks so much.

Unknown said...

This is a cute card. Love how the die worked and the colors on the kraft paper are nice. Great design...tfs