Friday, October 29, 2010
Coloring poinsettias with Copics
I'll start out with a warning. Today's post is long! Several folks have requested information on coloring poinsettias. With the holidays coming up, it seemed the perfect time to tackle it. So let's dive in!
Today's stamp set is from Gina K. Designs (Festive Frames by Melanie Muenchinger). I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp the image on my favorite Copic compatible paper by Gina K. Designs (Pure Luxury).
The first Copic I would use is R46 (Strong Red). I use this to color in the edges. If you notice I cover quite a bit of the image but will use the next color to shade in.
The next step is to take Copic R29 (chisel edge) and color over the previous color plus lay down a light layer filling in more of the image.
At this point pull out the R22 which is Light Prawn (yes, it is pink) and color in the remaining white spots taking particular care to blend over the remaining inks.
Then I used the R29 to color my berries and YG67 (Moss) to color the evergreens.
Now layer E29 on the dark points of your pinecones. E39 fills in the lighter spots nicely. I then topped off the image with Y17 (Golden Yellow) in the center of each flower.
I then went back and colored in the trim with the same reds used previously. I just didn't like it looking so plain Jane. Here you see R46, R29 and R22.
The finished card design is 5 X 6 inches.
Card Stock - Bazzill - Red, Black
Card Stock - Image - Gina K. Pure Luxury
Embossing - Provocraft Cuttlebug - Tartan Plaid Folder
Ink - Image - Memento Tuxedo Blakc
Ink - Coloring - Copic (colors above)
Ink - Embossing - Versamark
Embossing Powder - Ranger Embossing Tinsel - Red
Stickles - Yellow (Poinsettia centers)
Smooch Spritz - Vanilla Shimmer - sprayed over image after coloring
Bow Easy - helped me create the fun bow
Ribbon - Offray - Black Satin
Pearls - Kaisercraft - Red
Thanks for looking!