This is for Wendy's fun Free For All challenge - Grab & Go, as in grab the most recent thing you purchased and haven't used yet.
I recently purchased a couple of acrylic stamps by Sherri Baldy - My Besties, this is one of them. I started by stamping the image 4 times on a sheet of A4 shooth white cardstock, using Ranger Archival. I did this because the technique I use is enough to colour 4 images and I hate wasting it.
NO COPICS USED....As many of you know I have a love hate relationship with my Copics. These cards were done with Distress Inks and an aqua pen. I used my Smack and Squirt technique for the grass on sky and Smack, Squirt and watercolour for the girl and pot.
Using aluminium foil (fairly large as you don't want the colours to bleed into each other when squirted with water). Do one firm smack of each colour, rusty hinge for the pot, antique linen for the skin, fired brick for the scarf, dress and checks. Her boots are coloured with walnut stain. Her hair was done by using a left over rusty hinge, antique linen and walnut stain. In one corner of each colour that you smacked on the foil, squirt a small amount of water. Using an aqua pen colour the image. To shade areas just vary where you pick the ink up from. A good example is her checks, it is the same ink as her top and scarf, but taken from the watery corner of the ink.
I coloured 4 images with just one smack and squirt of each colour. It was at this point that I decided to add a little bit of seedless preserve (purple) to a few flowers, it was also at this point that I stuffed one up, so I fussy cut her and used it as a mask so I could easily to do the sky and grass on the remaining three.
Background = smack peeled paint onto foil, squirt on a LOT of water and slurp it up with a blending tool and sponge, hold the mask in place with a couple of fingers and lightly rub on the colour. Same technique for the sky, using tumbled glass distress ink.
The four images and 3 finished cards took just under one hour. I would still be colouring the first image if I were using copics LOL. Two cards are 4.25" x 4.25" and one is 4.5" x 6". I added a few dots of white paint using a Sharpie paint pen, sponged the edge with walnut stain then doodled border with a micron pen.
Thank you for looking. If you are still reading up to here, I hope I haven't bored you to tears.
Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 GMT Views: 998
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22709
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 @ 8:52 PM
Thanks for the chuckles! Not bored, always learning! The skies on these are fantastic and I so agree about copics, it takes forever at least for me! The image is charming and love that you can color three in that short of a time! I love watercolored images but watercoloring doesn't like me. I also love your doodles! This is a fantastic trio of cards!
Oh my goodness what delightful images! I love your coloring. I am going to try this although I love my Copics. I have a big set of Prisma Colored pencils that I hardly ever use. They are my big challenge in the coloring arena. I do love to color using inks in a similar fashion you are doing. These are awesome cards.
Registered: January 8, 2011 Location: Sydney, Australia Posts: 29378
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 @ 9:47 PM
3 adorable cards, Susie, especially with the doodling!! This is a very sweet stamp and you have coloured her beautifully, love your grass and sky too!! I LOVE my copics, not saying I'm good at using them, but I LOVE them still LOL!!!
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Registered: June 10, 2011 Location: Canberra, Australia Posts: 5275
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 @ 12:34 AM
Gorgeous Susie. The colouring is perfect. I colour with H20s - but have taken in all you said about your smack and squirt technique and will give that a try - but I do love H20s. So much to learn from your cards and descriptions.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 36273
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 @ 4:21 AM
Susie these are A-MAZ-ING!!! I hear ya on the copics..I've taken the standard cert class and I still feel like an amateur. I have a ton of distress inks so I really need to try this,,thanks for your detailed description..esp how you do the different shades. These cards are sooo adorable and fun!!!!
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Registered: January 27, 2010 Location: Southern Ontario, Canada Posts: 39575
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 @ 6:16 AM
These are splendid, absolutely beautiful. I copied the information you gave so I can print it out and try it out. I do not have copics and have no interest in them. I would rather use my distress inks and if I could even get a tiny bit close to how beautiful your work is, I would be happy. thanks for sharing these.