Polka Dot Pals Khadija

I’ve grabbed a handful of the Polka Dot Pals sets to create this scene featuring Polka Dot Pals Khadija. I’ve actually used six different Polka Dot Pals set! They’re all listed at the bottom of this post.

Two videos were recorded showing how I colored the hair and the face – one is posted to my YouTube channel and the other on the Whimsy Stamps channel. Hope you’ll come view them both.

Watch the YouTube Videos here:
Changing Hair Texture
Coloring a Polka Dot Pals Face

This project was colored on Neenah Desert Storm paper. I love the look and it’s so fun to color on. You’ll see in the videos, that the ink is much darker when it’s wet and first applied. It takes a short bit to dry so that’s something to get used to.
The hair on this character is a short pixie style but I’ve colored it with thick twisted locs instead. Changing the looks like this is called creative color placement, which is a technique that can be done on any stamp and in any spot. It’s even easier to do when stamping or printing the image in a light color. Here, I used a light gray ink.
I have all the Polka Dot Pal sets, of course, which makes it a lot of fun to mix and match all the elements. I usually mask the character but when stamping in such a light color, I don’t bother to mask any of the other stamps. After coloring, it’s difficult to see the lines that should have been omitted and make building the scene that much easier.

YouTube Videos:
Changing Hair Texture
Coloring a Polka Dot Pals Face

Supplies Used:
Neenah Desert Storm 80# Cardstock
Tsukineko Memento Ink London Fog
Stickles Glitter – Frosted Lace
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops – Morning Dew
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Khadija (character)
Polka Dot Pals Raden (fox)
Polka Dot Pals Harley (sentiment)
Polka Dot Pals Fern (fence)
Polka Dot Pals Mason (face, flowers)
Polka Dot Pals Imogen (ladybug)

Copic Markers:
R02, 05, 21, 29, 39
E11, 13, 18, 07, 08
E41, 42, 43, 44, R11
N3, 5, 7, C1, 3, W8
YR31, 21, 04, 09
B01, 02
Y11, 21, 26, YR14
YG01, 23, 17, 67, 99
E21, 23, 27
BV25

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