Welcome to another day and a new challenge with Make it Colourful! This week we’re challenging you to color with the “dotty” technique, also known as stippling or pointillism, depending on the application. Check out the challenge post for a tutorial link and come play in the challenge this week!
I used two images on this card, the foreground being Maya Making Wishes from our sponsor this week, Chrissy’s Art ‘n Heart, and the background is Forest Flowers from… yep you guessed it, Make it Crafty! I loved how these two images came together to form a common theme.
I used the stippling technique on the ground to create rocks and again around the images to help give the illusion of a sky. I always start with the darkest colors and work my way to the lightest, then go back with some of the darker colors for more depth. On the sky, sometimes I like to give the image a uniform “glow” all around, however, this time I kept it sporadic on purpose to help with the fantasy look – like it’s got a mystical energy to it or sprinkled fairy dust. LOL
As you might have noticed, I gave it another go coloring raindrops. It’s my THIRD attempt however I’m not sure if any improvement was made towards the true challenge. I originally started with an all Copic technique, however, being a gluten for punishment and foolish use of plain copy paper, I had to finish each raindrop with a black liner pen and white gel pen. It really helped define the edges better and it matched the two raindrops that were already on the image.
Because the images were already busy with color I used solid ribbons to embellish the card and help tone down the business. Plus I have somehow accumulated quite the collection of ribbons that appears to be impossible to depleate! Although, I’ll sure try! ;D
I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:
My Mum’s Craft Shop Challenge #5 (to die for, diecuts)
Penny’s Challenge #53 (anything goes)
Creative Belli Blog Challenge #117 (S is for stippling)
Divas by Design Challenge #1 (anything goes)
Crafty Creations Challenge #118 (aything goes)
DZ Doodles Digital Stamps Challenge #10 (phot inspiration)
DT: Make it Colourful Challenge #11 (dotty backgrounds)
Main Stamp: Maya Making Wishes (CAH) and Forest Flowers (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Spotted Owl Soup (Jillibean Soup)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One
Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E11, E13, E04
-browns: E41, E42, E43, E44, E45, E47, E49
-yellows: Y32, Y35, Y26, YR30
-greens: YG11, YG13, YG17, G28
-blues: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09; B00, BG01, BV20, BV00
-grays: W2, W4, W6, W8
Did you know? Stippling is the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots. Such a pattern may occur in nature and these effects are frequently emulated by artists. In a drawing or painting, the dots are made of pigment of a single colour, applied with a pen or brush; the denser the dots, the darker the apparent shade—or lighter, if the pigment is lighter than the surface. This is similar to—but distinct from—pointillism, which uses dots of different colours to simulate blended colours