Happy Thanksgiving for US buddy, happy harvesting time for other countries.
For this month's project, I picked Memento Marker coloring technique.
Unlike Copic or other brand of alcoholic ink markers, Memento Marker is water based yet fade resistant. So your artwork will last longer
I have a little trick to blending Memento Marker colors
- Use glossy paper - it will give me a longer time to blend colors on the paper.
- Use lightest color marker for base coat. Memento have nice light colors.
- Use tapping motion - like dots - to add shade, then blending with lighter color marker with same tapping motion.
In addition to above 3 tips, using black embossing powder will help the image crisper and make marker colors more vibrant.
- IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® VersaMark™ Watermark Ink
- IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Embossing Powder in Black
- IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Ink Potion No. 9™ Blending Solution
- IMAGINE Crafts Brushstix™
- IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink MARKER in
Other supplies & Tools
Stamps - Crafters Companions
Printed paper - Graphic 45
Cutting Dies - Spellbinders
Paper flowers & Leaves
Flat back pearls
|Stamp image with VersaMark and heat emboss with black embossing powder on glossy paper|
|Color face - with Angel Pink, trace inside of face line, then blend in toward face center with Ink Portion No.9 using Brushstix.|
|With Angel Pink, base coat other part of skin then use Desert Sand to give shades in tapping motion..|
|Blending 2 colors with Angel Pink in tapping motion.|
|Add more shades with Potter's Clay. Blend colors same way as above.|
|Color leaves with New Sprout.|
|Shade with Pear Tart|
|Add Bamboo Leaves|
|Cottage Ivy for deepest shades|
|For Hair, basecoat with Dandelion|
|Shade with Cantaloup|
|Add Tangelo for deeper shades|
|For fruits, start with Dandelion, then, Cantaloup and Tangerin for shade|
|For deeper shade, Rhubarb Stalk is added|
|For Shoes, started with Cantaloup|
|then Potter's Clay for shade|
|Blending withe Cantaloupe|
|For basket, start with Desert Sand|
|Add Peanut Brittle|
|And Toffee Crunch for deepest shade|
|For shoulder ties, Bamboo Leaves is used for base coat|
|Peanut Brittle for shade, also added to some leaves|
|Use Toffee Crunch for here and there for deeper shades|
|Cheeks are started with tiny dots of Love Letter|
|With Angel Pink, blend out Love Letter to outside|
That's it for coloring.
For finishing card, assemble panels, add paper flower and leaves.
Sentiment is stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with black embossing powder as well.