Today I thought I’d share a few of my little quirks with you.
Quirk #1: When I get a new order of stamps in the house, I like to put them all in a little basket on my desk and break them in, one by one. I don’t like to put them in any permanent storage until I’ve welcomed them, so to speak.
For this project, I broke in my Friendship Never Melts set.
I stamped my tree with my Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink Pad onto some watercolor paper. I love watercolor paper for both the texture, and for the ability to play a little more with some of my coloring options. While I left the option to watercolor my tree open, what I ended up doing was simply color it in lightly with a brown colored pencil.
Next, I stamped the snowman with the same black ink, and I wanted to draw the tree and snowman together with some ground. I used a blue color pencil and my medium water pen, and simply used my water pen to pull the color from the pencil. I "painted" the pencil tip, then applied that color to the card – back and forth until I was content with the color. I used more in some spots where I wanted the color to be a little deeper.
The next coloring option I pulled out was my Copic Ciao Cool Gray marker. With this marker, I went about the whole card and just highlighted the images, tracing here and there. This especially helped with the snowman, but I did end up going back and adding some blue inside the snowman as well like I had with the ground.
With the nose, I found the pencil to be too light, so I pulled out my orange Copic Ciao marker. Quirky as all get out, right?
It’s definitely not unusual for me to pull in four different coloring techniques on one card. I like the ability to treat each element individually and be able to highlight each to get the end result that suits me.
I used my Technique Tuesday Denim Chalk Ink from the Perspectives set for the sentiment.
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