Good morning, Crafters and welcome to another MarkerPOP! Guest Designer Sunday!
I can’t believe it’s August already! And with the start of a new month, we have our next Guest Designer, and this month that will be Kelly Latevola and her blog, You and Your Big Dreams!
Kelly is using the newly released Stamping Bella Rubber Stamp: Tiny Townie Amanda is Awesome
. Her card is gorgeous, and her already written post for me is great! She’ll take it from here!…
As soon as I saw this image I saw a sunset background. I tried some other ideas but this sunset refused to be ignored. I’m glad it was so insistent. I love the way it came out 🙂
I started by stamping my image on watercolor paper using a Copic safe ink. Normally, you wouldn’t use this with a watercolor piece but I masked it with Liquid Friskett so it didn’t bleed. It’s really easy, you just paint it on with a paintbrush and let it dry. I keep a paintbrush that is entirely devoted to this because even when you clean it right away it still stays a bit sticky. Once the mask is dry add in your watercolor background. I used my Zig markers
to add color directly to the paper. I did go in an order that made sense for a sunset but it’s okay to have fun too. I added a bit of pink up near the blue just for some variation. Using a wide brush add water to your background. I chose to do sweeping strokes from left to right. These markers blend so easy! Truly, this took me maybe 30 seconds and it was gorgeous all by itself! Once the background is dry you can pick up the mask by rubbing your fingertips or an eraser across the surface. It peels up really easily.
I colored the stamped portion with Copic markers
. When coloring an image where the light source is in front of your image only the edges will have any kind of light. Everything else will be mostly in shadow. I colored the image like I normally would with no consideration for the light source. Then I went back in with darker colors and lots of grays to get the shadows right. I also added some copic marker to my grass to make it look more realistic. I used my white gel pen to add some detail to her dress. Whenever I’m done coloring I always outline my image with a Copic multiliner
to help it stand out from the background.
The sentiment that comes in this set is hysterical but I only wanted to use the “I Miss You” so I masked the rest of it before inking my stamps. This is a great way to get more mileage out of what you already have. I used post its but you can use whatever you have on hand. Tape or scrap paper will work just as well.
: E34, E55, E57, E59, E29, Y00, Y11, Y02, Y15, YR24, V01, V12, V04, V06, V09, YG06, G05, G07, G17, C01, C03, C05
Beautiful, Kelly! Thank you so much! I, myself, don’t have those Zig Markers – yikes, I think I’ll have to invest in some now!
Have a wonderful rest-of-your-weekend, Crafters, and don’t forget you have one more week for the current Challenge: Anything Goes