Our BlogStar Tobi Crawford is back today! You guys loved her Santa so much last week and begged for more of her great coloring tips! She’s going to give away all her secrets to us and show us what makes her so fantastic! Let’s see what she’s got to spill today!
And be sure to join us tomorrow when we kick off a whole week of playing with our friends at Action Wobbles. We’re wobblin’ like crazy over here and you’ll have lots of chances to win some fun new Stampendous Stamp images and some Action Wobbles Springs of your own!! Come back tomorrow and every day next week to play!!
Hi there! It’s Blogstar Tobi Crawford here with more colouring ideas with some of my favourite Stampendous stamps. Today I coloured up Tiger Baby with Copic markers and paired him with a sentiment from the Perfectly Clear™ Stamp set called Friendship Assortment.
So you’re my guinea pigs today! I have seen a new colouring technique pop up here and there, and I thought I would give it a shot and show you my results. This is the first time I’ve tried it, so go easy on me, ok??
Here’s the deal. Stamp with light ink:
I stamped this image with “Scattered Straw Distress Ink” by Ranger. Yes Distress Inks work with Copics! I coloured two images at the same time in case I really messed up – and I did – and I found out that you need to keep it light in order to 1) see the lines of the image and 2) keep the colours defined.
Here he is all completed. It’s a much more subtle effect and it almost looks like I could have drawn him by hand – even though there’s NO WAY. Ever!
A couple tips I picked up: you have to go over some elements with darker ink so they stand out (whiskers, eyebrows, shadows…), using my grey/black charcoal pencil technique doesn’t work! ( I used a brown chalk pencil instead).
Here are the Copics I used:
Was this helpful? I hope you give it a try. Remember to keep it light!
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