Saturday, October 29, 2011

Back To Basics


 Ok... here they are!!!  I am just having a BLAST going back to basics with shading and shadows using these wonderfully ADORABLE Stampendous Halloween images.  As I told you yesterday, that cute little Count Jack had some friends!!!  Pumpkinstein and Mumpkin in the house (I think you might be able to tell which one is which... LOL)!!!  Honestly, these cuties make coloring with Copic markers fun and easy.  And really, isn't that quote from Stampin Up's Smarty Pants just too perfect for this one?!?  The only thing that I want to add to this is a little reminder that when you are blending with Copic markers, remember that the alcohol ink takes a moment to "develop".  I think that when people begin coloring, they attempt to blend but don't see the development of the alcohol ink reaction right away, begin to over blend and then are not happy with the results.  Take your time when you first start with these wonderfully magic markers!  Lay down two or three strokes when blending, stop, then watch what occurs.  I PROMISE, the inks will begin to blend... you'll see the reaction... and your projects will just blend like magic.  Below is probably THE BEST demonstration I know of to show a time lapse of development.  Enjoy.  I'll be sure to post another video of actual blending too, so be sure to come back for that.

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that card! I love love love love Frankie and the pumpkin too!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Audrey Frelx said...

Cute-cute-cute card!!!