Saturday, April 21, 2012

Texture with Colorless Blender



Good Morning Peeps!!
As some of you may know, I've been teaching Copic coloring classes at different stamp & scrapbook stores within Central Florida, such as the My Favorite Things Boutique (pinch me!!) and Stamp & Scrap A'Latte.  Often in my beginner classes I use this sweet image from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design called New Friends to teach how to do basic skin & hair coloring as well as how to create texture with your colorless blender.

If you'd like to give this technique a try here's some things that you need to know...

1. Color the portion of your image that you would like to have texture firstThe blender solution will have no effect on uncolored areas, however it could ruin any parts that you have already colored and did not want to have texture. It is important to keep in mind that it is a color remover!!

2. Make sure the ink on your colored image is completely dry.  This will give the texture a crisp look. 
(Oops, mine was still a little too damp!!)

3. Use the Various Ink bottle to dampen a swatch of material or fabric.  Simply dampen your desired material/fabric with the colorless bending solution and press the material onto your artwork.  You will immediately see the materials texture transferred to your image.  The keyword is “dampen”…overly saturating the material/fabric will only cause the solution to move your ink around and not transfer the texture.

My card today uses this previous Sweet Stop Sketch, as we are still using previous sketches to celebrate our 3 Year Anniversary. 

I hope you will find some time to check out the sketches used by the other Sugar Babies this week and then play along with us.







Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

16 comments:

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for these valuable tips!

Roberta Whitley said...

Once again, very pretty! For those of us not close enough to take your classes, do you have instructions anywhere on how you do such a good job on the skin & hair?

Isa said...

Is very sweet, I love this card :)

Mary J said...

Gorgeous! I gotta give this tip a try Wendy - thx for sharing sweetie!

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is so super cute. Thanks for the tip

Cathymac said...

This is such a precious image, Wendy, and the sentiment is perfect! Your darling little girl is fabulously colored as usual...thanks so much for the adding texture tips! Have a wonderful weekend!

Faye said...

Cooooooeeey! Remember me?! Get you all posh like teaching fabby classes. Love, love, love this awesome card. When are you teaching in the UK? Book me in babe. xxx

Holly Saveur said...

Stunning LOVE LOVE the coloring.....thanks for the tips...could you please give some more tips on how to do the skin and hair here too..please?(its so gorgeously done)

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow your card is gorgeous. And I will try that tip out! Because your coloring is amazing.

Dawn Easton said...

awww this is so very sweet, Wendy!!! Love the texture on her pants!!! I've tried this in the past and I think sometimes I was either doing it while my ink was not completely dry or I've over saturated the jean material with the colourless blender solution. Thanks for the awesome tip!!! Wish I lived a WEE bit closer so I could take one of your classes.
I'm sure we'll be back to Florida by next year so I'll have to find out where you'll be!!!
Have a GREAT weekend!

June Nelson said...

Wow Wendy how clever are you!!! this is fantastic I love the card and it looks like real denim its fabulous darlin xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Danni said...

What a beautiful card!! Simply stunning!!

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous coloring and wonderful design on this! Love your added flower too, Wendy! Have a blessed weekend!

Denise Marzec said...

Breath taking, girl!! What a sweet image and, of course, it's colored to perfection. I'm so excited for you that you're teaching at such cool places like MFT! I'll bet your classes fill up quick....if I lived closer, I'd SOOOOOOO be at one of them! :)

Lorraine said...

Just gorgeous! I really love your deep coloring style! Her hair, skin, jeans and the bird coloring rocks!

Marlena M. said...

This is AMAZING.

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