Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #572 June 14th 2017
Pencil Indenting  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal shares how to add finely detailed highlights and patterns to your pencil coloring.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Colored pencils
  • Heavy paper
  • Small ball stylus
  • Wax paper
  • Stamp images
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Becky wants to know: "Can you use Copics on fabric?"
    A: You can! However, you'll have to take note of a few things. The weave of the fabric will make a difference - look for a tighter weave that will better hold the ink in place (like canvas or muslin). Copic ink will tend to bleed on a lighter weight or looser woven fabric. If you have enough fabric to do a test swatch first, that will be helpful. For stamping, use a craft or hybrid ink that will be permanent on fabric but also resist reaction with the alcohol ink, and heat set well. When you color, use a light touch and start from the middle of each color area to avoid bleeding. Gradually move toward the outline, or leave a small space and allow the fabric to wick the color out to fill each area.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Judy has a tip for the Bleached Out Images technique: "I've been bleaching for years and I love the look. You can bleach an entire image, or only parts of it as highlighting. I don't like the bleach pens, as they don't give a good clean image. The pens use a bleach gel and not straight bleach.
    The best tool is a q-tip, which you can either re-use or throw away."

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