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 first. The 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!!