11.07.2009

50's Sock Hop...

Ok, so remember when I said my "go-to" coloring method is pencil with mineral oil?  Well, today we are switching it up!  Yes, it is true... I am steppin' out on my long term relationship with my Prismacolors... just this once ;)


Let's call her "Sandy" shall we?  Sandy was colored with my Tombow markers and Niji Waterbrush.  All you do is scribble the marker onto an acrylic block or one of TAC's plastic clamshell containers, pick up the color with the waterbrush, and start painting away.  You do have to keep scribbling if you have large areas to color like this image.


What is also cool is that you can mix your own colors... that's what I did so that I could get a flesh tone.  I mixed a light pink and light tan (I think).  How did I get the darker shadow tones?  While the area was still damp from the color wash, I went back with the actual marker and VERY LIGHTLY drew a line... the dampness of the paper draws the color from the edge, naturally blending on it's own.


Granted, it's not blended as well as Copics, BUT it works pretty good in a pinch!  For example, Sandy's dark purple collar, light purple blouse, and the medium purple shadow line on the right are all created from the same marker.


Stamps:  Sock Hop (Sandy & record) - TAC's Seminar 2009 set - for seminar attendees only!, Merriest Wishes (sentiment)
Paper:  Angelee, Toodle Loo, White UltraSmooth cardstocks, Mulberry Meadow cardstock (retired)
Ink:  Raw Sienna & Noir Palettes 
Other:  Purple Stickles, Black & White Ribbon, Niji Waterbrush, Tombow markers, EK Sucess scallop punch, pop dot, Sparkly Fluff

BTW... how do you like her sparkly velvet skirt?  I was lucky enough to get some Sparkly Fluff at that Crop-n-doodle-do Crop last month from Angelia... thanks!  It is fun stuff.  It's like Fun Flock with teensie bits of tinsel in it... not glitter... this stuff is uber-skinny & really shiny!

What do you think?
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8 comments:

Danni said...

How fun!!! Great card!

Laurie Unger said...

Nice job with the coloring - I really like the water color effect, especially around Sandy! That sparkly fluff is pretty cool!

Kim said...

Super Cute Barb! Your water coloring is awesome girl! I too like the sparkly fluff stuff!

LadybugSue said...

I absolutely love this and I really wish that stamp set was available to wee lil'angels who did not get to go to seminar.
Love the purples and your marker and waterbrush is a fav of mine to color with...

Anna said...

Too cute, Barb! You did a great job blending with the markers.

Jennifer Carter said...

How cute! LOVE her skirt! You did an awesome job with the coloring!!

lisa808 said...

That is a fun card and your coloring looks great.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh Wow!! I just assumed that technique would warp regular paper. Very cool chick!