17 January 2016

Ahoy Matey!

I had a little fun with this one and decided to play around with my airbrush, something I've not done in a while!

Without further ado here is my latest creation for Copic Europe:

It was also a good excuse to play with my new crayons that my lovely husband bought me for Christmas: Caran D'Ache Neocolor II water-soluble.
The bonus with these little beauties is that they can be used both wet and dry.........I used them dry for the sand and wet for the sea spray/waves.....I loved how it turned out!!

The pirate image was coloured separately and then cut out with scissors and a craft blade before being mounted on to the sprayed background.

A little tip:
If like me you are rather pernickety about fussy cutting it is wise to always keep your W2 marker handy.  I use it to carefully and lightly go round the edges of my cut images, it ensures that if you are mounting your image on a darker background there won't be any annoying white bits showing, just nice clean crisp black lines!
Whimsy Stamps - Pirate Boy
Sugar Pea - Heart Journal Card Set die
Copic Airbrush
Caran D'Ache Neocolor II crayons
Bandana/Shirt - R22, R24, R29, B0000, N0, N1, N2
Waistcoat - E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, W2
Trousers - B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, R29, R24
Sword - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E49
Hair - E00, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18
Patch - W0, W2, W4, W6, W8
Face - W9, RV32, RV34, W1, W3, E0000, E000, E00, E40, V20, R30, R20, C00, C0, C1
Hook - C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Background - B01, B02, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG13, E55

I don't know about you but when I use my airbrush I always seem to end up spraying myself, I had extremely inky fingers on my left hand where I'd been holding down my masking card - note to self to use more tape next time!
But atleast with my trusty cardboard airbrush booth I can keep my desk nice and clean!
(I cannot remember where I got it, sorry)

I hope this card inspires you all to dust off your airbrushes or go splurge on one and have a go; it really does give you a lovely background to showcase your stamped images and adds another dimension to your Copic colouring!!

Happy Colouring


Denni said...

Oh my, this is too cute! I love the coloring and air brushing and EVERYTHING!! (as always!) :)

Squirrel x said...

Oh hunny, this is awesome on so many levels! Terrific airbrushing for starters, colourwork (tick), design (tick), creativity (tick), I could go on and on. He's absolutely brilliant! Loving the waves, that's so cool! Hugs xx

Annette said...

Wow the image and the background are just amazing (as always!!!), and wow to your fussy cutting too!

Tracy said...

Just became familiar with these crayons. They look amazing. Don't have a sprayer but I sill manage to get pretty messy. LOL Awesome work Jane!

Lorraine said...

Amazing...love the scene all so beautifully coloured.
Lorraine x

Lisa Lara said...

WOW Jane.