Make It Crafty Challenge:
"Create your own texture using your colouring medium"
Woah! Don't panic - honestly this is much easier than it sounds!
Here's my DT project:
Let's take a closer look......
Textures and techniques:
I started with the upper background which I coloured in BV01, then sprayed some Isopropyl onto a small natural sponge dabbing it on to the Copics - it gives a beautiful dappled effect. I then added dots of BV02 and RV10 - dabbing on more alcohol until I had this soft speckled look.
Then I coloured the lower half in V91 and V93 after which I sprayed Isopropyl on a piece of denim and pressed it on to the Copic area (remembering to mask off the top piece first) - it gives a really subtle lined effect, best seen near the boys feet.
As for the girls clothing, her spotty skirt was created simply by colouring it in with various shades of red then adding tiny dots of blue - we don't always walk round in plain clothes so why should she! The texture on her sweater was achieved with Caran D'Ache pencils (sharpened to a point) - in an attempt to resemble knitwear - what do you think?
The boy was just as much fun - the seams on his jeans - that's an easy one - just apply your colourless blender to the coloured jeans until you've got the depth of fading you're after! As for the argyle pattern on his jumper - it's simply black, grey and white pencils, mimicking the shadows I'd already created using Copics. To give his hair extra dimension, which I never seem able to achieve with just Copics I added extra colour again with Caran D'Ache pencils (what would I do without them?)
One thing that doesn't show up well in the pictures is that I added clear Jelly Roll Glaze to the rubber parts of the Converse style footwear - it's just enough to give them a slight sheen.
And finally a few dots of White Gel pen - a word of advice, don't get carried away with highlights - "less is more" is my motto!
I'd like to enter this card in to the following challenges:
By the cute and girly : Anything goes
Heart Song Inspiration: No sentiment
Creative Card Crew: Fall'in for you
Deep Ocean Challenge: Sweet
Crafts and me Challenges: use blue
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!
Post your entries in the Make it Crafty Gallery HERE
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