This is for Lisa's fun ways to use it challenge, New Year, New to You.
Santa was very generous this year with lots of goodies and he also discovered that he could put money in my PayPal account!
By 10am Boxing Day, I used some of my PayPal pressie and bought some new digital stamps. The white pen is also new.
I am away for a couple of weeks, armed only with copy paper Digi prints, Prismacolour Pencils, Zest in pencil blend and a handful of Copics.
To colour this copy paper image, I rested it on a rough tooth paper pad. I sharpened the pencils to a good long tip, then used the side of the pencils in long gentle strokes, colouring up and down the page.
The rough tooth paper pad gives a bit of texture to the colouring and working in one direction also gives an arty grainy effect.
Her face is coloured normally although I did place her on smooth copy paper to colour, then back onto the rough tooth pad when I did her cheeks.
This looked a bit dark when I finished and was destined for the scrap heap. With nothing to loose, I chose my least favourite Copic (good chance it would be destroyed) and coloured all of her hair with long sweeps of the bullet end of the Copic.
Like magic, the last 3 or 4 layers of pencils disappeared in front of my eyes. I think the waxy pencil and the Zest it blend, which is like Gamsol, reacts with the alcohol in the Copic.
I then touched up the image with some more pencils, then added white streaks with my new white pen. This will go in my journal when I get home.
Thanks so much for looking. Happy new year every one.
Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018 GMT Views: 567
Registered: January 19, 2014 Location: Central Indiana Posts: 34796
Thu, Jan 04, 2018 @ 5:27 PM
Oh My Goodness Miss Susie your image has blown me away! First that Santa is such a sweetie to fill your paypal account so you can get some nice new Digis. Then this beauty and her stunning colors and hair are just incredible! I am so glad your pencil, zest and copics saved this beauty I could not imagine her going to the scrap pile. You My friend are a coloring wizard and I bow to your incredible ability to color. Thank you so much for coloring this beauty and loading her for my challenge I would hate to have missed this in the gallery. Oh excuse me now while I go take a few more coloring classes to some day be half as good as you. Hugs friend!!!
Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 8064
Thu, Jan 04, 2018 @ 5:37 PM
The scrap heap? Oh my, I am so glad you stuck with this until you were happy with this image because we would be so deprived if we had not gotten to see this absolutely gorgeous creation of yours. You are so far above me when it comes to art, yet you are kind enough to share how you do things and that is so appreciated Susie. I am impressed and delighted beyond words with this gorgeous image and card. ~Karen.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 85041
Thu, Jan 04, 2018 @ 11:24 PM
How clever of Santa to find your email address for PayPal, he really does move with the times. I'm glad we still get to see some of your beautiful creations while you are away from home. Thanks for the tip on the rough paper underneath. I have often remembered to put a page of clean smooth paper underneath to make sure that I don't pick up unwanted "crayon rubbing" effects, never thought of using something textured on purpose!