It's the 15th which means it's time another another Copic Creations Challenge!
This is challenge number 30 for Copic Creations and challenge number 3 for me on the team.
I'm still just tickled pink that i get to be acquainted with these ladies!
Phenom talent they have, i tell ya!
Challenge No. 30 is to color on paper that is NOT white!
This is another great way to really change the feel of an image, or to get the most for your money when you buy a stamp! When you stamp and color on another paper, you can truly get a different look!
The sponsor for this challenge is Stampavie. Since i have, ahem, more than 1 Stampavie stamp that hasnt seen love, this was a great opportunity for me to pull one out!
Here is my card...
I chose one of the cutie patootie bear images drawn by Penny Johnson.
This one in particular is called Butterfly Bear.
I stamped him out on Neenah Kraft cardstock in 80lb weight. The blendability of the kraft cardstock versus the neenah white is about the same. The biggest difference is as kraft cardstock gets "wet" with the alcohol ink it gets noticeably darker. This would be the case with pretty much any colored paper. Just like when a blue shirt gets more noticeably darker when it's wet than say a white shirt does. So what works best for me is to color with a marker. And then take moment for the alcohol to evaporate out of the paper so that you can see what your final result color is going to be. It's also good to have a scratch piece of the same paper you are coloring on to scribble out colors on. Remember with kraft, to use brighter colors as the kraft cardstock will mute down the color quite a bit.
Here's a close up view of the image and a list of the copic colors i used....
Browns: E29, E27, E25, custom color E23, E21
Butterfly: Y02, Y04, Y08, YR04, YR07
Background: G03 for grass, B00, B000 for sky
First i paid a lot of attention to the tufts of hair around the bear and added some darker colors there and blended the other browns out from there. I did add a bridge to the bears nose by using the E25 there where the rest of the bears face is E21. E21 is a VERY almost non existent color on the kraft paper but in my opinion worked great.
I decided to not use a white gel pen anywhere as i knew that the bright white would be very eye catching, and i was going with a more subtle image (BUT OMG, i've already seen some of the other ladies samples, one with Copic opaque white and another with gel pen, and when it's done right MAN does it look good, and these ladies know how to do it right!) But i did still want a highlight. What to do, what to do. So i pulled out a white colored pencil for a much more toned down highlight. :D
I used some blues to trace around the bear and to flick out away from the bear. I didn't need to create the whole blue sky but I wanted to make the image stand out a little bit.
My papers are all from the Fly a Kite collection from October Afternoon.
Accents: Kaisercraft Pearls, cheap ribbon (haha, i cant remember the brand, but it's the 25¢ type), button by creative cafe.
Thanks for stopping by today! Dont forget to check out the rest of the Copic Creations team and the challenge today!