Sometimes a project hangs around the coloring desk only getting attention here and there and this was one of those. The background was a watercolor picture Cassandra did and I nabbed it before she tossed it into the rubbish bin out of frustration. She was convinced that nothing good would come from it. So that gave me a challenge to use it in one of my projects and this is what I came up with. I’ve combined it with
Polka Dot Pals Fern and the No-See All Seasons Tree die set.
To help visually separate the elements, I used foam tape to pop up the tree, mushrooms and grass from the background. I also used foam tape to pop up the character and butterfly – but on those, for added separation, I kept a white trim around the image when I cut it. When coloring Polka Dot Pals Fern, I first stamped in a no-lines ink color. This allowed me to change the pattern of her shirt and shoes.
I hope this work as it’s my first animated GIF of this type – I wanted to show the progression of how I colored the face and gave it a shape. I did not use an Add-On Face stamp but instead colored in my own. The Copic colored listed in the clipping are E21, 25, 23, 31 and 29. I was getting a few areas gummed up so I had to go into those areas with a colored pencil to smooth it out. My faces are always works in progress and I continually try to refine the process – this is just how I’m currently doing them.
Overall I liked how the project came together and she said it wasn’t so bad either. I think that’s a win-win scenario.
These are the supplies I used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb Lawn Fawn Jellyfish Premium Ink Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen Prismacolor Pencils Whimsy Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Fern clear set Polka Dot Pals Imogen clear set (butterfly) No-See All Season Tree die set (mushrooms, grass, tree trunk) Copic markers used: YG93, 23, 67, 97 E42, 43, 44, 47, 49 E21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 04, R21 W5, 6, 7, 8 YR30, 31, 23, 24 R21, 22, 24 BG34, 45, 57, 95, 11 B91, 95 YG21, 23, 17 B11, 72, 75