Hi everyone! Samantha here, bringing you a new Tips and Tricks segment. This segment is packed full of goodness and is really long so grab a cup of hot cocoa and sit back because you are in for a treat today!
Today I want to show you how I color, or more specifically, how I keep track of my coloring. Usually, I color sitting comfortably on the couch watching TV with my family. I have a bunch of images already stamped on my special Copic paper (Xpress Itis my fave!) and I just color away while I watch TV.
In order to keep track of what colors I am using, I make a list and label the image I am coloring so that I can refer back to it when I use the image later on a project. Here is an example of my colors list for two of the images I am sharing with you today:
Here are some of my papers. I just repeatedly stamp images all over the papers so I have plenty of stamped images to color in whenever I want. I have pages and pages of stamped images ready at all times.
And now I want to show you two background techniques, both of which I am doing with some of the brand new Copic Colors!!
This first image is Easter Anya from The Greeting Farm. For the background, I used C0 and C1 and used feathering to create the darkest areas of the shadow closest to her body. This is a very subtle shadowing effect and gives the image a little depth.
C0 is now available as a Ciao marker! I was so excited to get this color for shading.
And on this next one, I tried out a new (to me) technique that I saw a video on. Suzanne Dean has a great video on this technique which can be found by clicking here.
Mine is not nearly as lovely as Suzanne's, but practice makes perfect so I will work on it :O)
So now that I have more images colored, I will be getting some cards made this week!