Monday, November 25, 2013

Nov. AIR 3 - Artist choice - Memento Markers

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

  1. Use glossy paper - it will give me a longer time to blend colors on the paper. 
  2. Use lightest color marker for base coat. Memento have nice light colors.
  3. 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
Angel Pink
Love Letter
Rhubarb Stalk
Desert Sand
Potter's Clay
Peanut Brittle
Toffee Crunch
New Sprout
Pear Tart
Bamboo Leaves
Cottage Ivy
Espresso Truffle
Summer Sky

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.

Happy celebrating!

No comments:

Post a Comment