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
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!!