7 August 2011

I tried something new

Credit for this has to go to Zoe from Make it Crafty


How many of you automatically reach for that Tuxedo Black Memento when stamping, I know I always have.

Well, next time, grab Angel Pink and see how different your finished image can look.....

This image was coloured purely with Copics, although Zoe suggests adding highlights/low lights with pencil to add definition.
It gives a much softer, pastel like quality to your work as the stamp lines don't show - it's just your colouring that is visible.

This technique does come with a "warning" - it isn't easy and is much more time consuming than the traditional method.  I had quite a pile of bloopers around my feet by the time I'd finished, but it is such a cool look it is well worth the effort.

Tip: It's what I call my "sanity saver" - get your faithful Tuxedo Black and stamp the image on some scrap paper, then you'll have a nice clear image to follow when the lines disappear under the Copic ink.

What do you think?

23 comments:

angelwhispers said...

Amazing just looks so pretty! Chanelle xx

Debs said...

I just saw this in the FB group..totally stunning hon :0)

hugs Debs x

Alina said...

it's wonderful, Jane, I can't stop looking!
hugs, Alina

Denni said...

what a great technique - she is simply STUNNING! WOW.

Chris said...

Fabulous Jane, it's such a beautiful effect. I've stamped with brown quite often which gives a softer look but I love how you've made the image look using the pink ink pad! Hugs, Chris :)

paola said...

I loved Zoe's and now i am gawking over yours, fabulous!!!! i am so intimidated to try this, but i think i may have to give it a go at some point, TFS
smiles
Paola

kay said...

its gorgeous,x

Viv said...

So how much longer did it take you? LOL! Absolutely gorgeous Jane!

Dorcas said...

Yup! Scary, Jane! I also grab my black momento. But I'm always up for a challenge, maybe I'll try this sometime, But not on Kraft, I'd never see it. lol

Boxofcolours said...

Ha Ha this is definitely a white card challenge Dorcas......and with white it's tests your patience and sanity at times.

Pat said...

Hey darlin!! I am sitting here with my mouth hanging open just drooling over your coloring!!! This is beyond stunning!!! I love the finished product!! Simply gorgeous!! OK...you've convinced me, I'm ordering some pink ink so I can try this!! Thanks for the tips too. I suspect I'll be wading in "rejects" too...but, practice makes perfect...or something like that!! hehe! Hugs...Pat Frank

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh my word, this is absolutely fabulous. Stunning colouring! I won't be trying it... will just admire everyone else's attempts... hugs Sharon

Squirrel x said...

No lines to colour up to? Eeeeek! OMG hun, you have done such an amazing job with this, totally blown away by it. I'm rubbish with Copics but wonder if it would work with Distress Inks .... hmmmmm Hugs Sxxx

Boxofcolours said...

Ooh, why not give it a go Squirrel, I for one would love to see the results. I'd offer to do it but I've never coloured with Distress Inks and to try "no lines" first time out would be....well, I suspect I'd be booking a bed at the funny farm!!

Cheryl said...

OMG WOW your colouring is absolutely BRILLIANT!!! I wish I could colour like that!!
xx

Margaret said...

Oh WOW! Amazing colouring. Must have taken you ages to do this one - apart from all the bloopers you mention! Not sure I have the guts to try this though.

Ri Holley said...

Angel Pink ...have to look this up. I love this image and as always your coloring is perfect.
Ri

Only By His Grace said...

Fabulous coloring Jane. You have mastered this technique.
Hugs maz

Liza said...

Lovely colouring Jane, it looks so soft and pretty. Great tip!

Liza x

Househund said...

What a Fantastic Effect
I can honestly say the only time I try anything new ink wise is xmas time. Then out comes the blue and white.
Jane, You make everything look so easy...
I'm Pea Green!
More Than Love it

Catherine said...

Looks amazing!!!

Dawn said...

Stunning Jane! Just stunning! What cool idea. I may have to give it a go.

Dania said...

I've seen this done before and you are right it does give the image a softer look. I love it! You did an great job.

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