Happy Thursday everyone! I am sharing a project I made for the purpose of showcasing some different techniques. I created this to show some ladies (who are considering taking Copic classes) the different coloring techniques that you can do with digis and Copics. I tried to incorporate some shadowing, use of a blender, shading, coloring grass and brick, etc. I also threw in digital paperpiecing and coloring. They were impressed and I think they may have been bitten by the Copic bug. lol
I used images from a blog hop that Paulette over at Create with TLC and her talented DTs hosted a little while back. The sentiments are all from Paulette as well, but not from the hop.
Here are different pics of my brag panel...
The first panel I demonstrated how you can take the B01,B00, B000 and the blender and add shadowing around the image to make it look like a sky and add softness to the picture. I've seen people do a lot of different techniques to add a sky and found this one is the easiest for me. I also showed how using W1, W3, and W5 will allow you to get a stone look like on the wall. I also glass glazed over the stone to give it more shine.
In the inside panels, starting with the far left panel, I showed how to color a different sky by outlining the sky and adding some BG10. I used the same technique on the water. I outlined the grass with YG05 and then colored it in with a YG01. In the middle panel I illustrated how to color cement using W00, W1, W3 because I wanted it lighter than the brick wall. I colored another sky and a fence. If you notice, I didn't color any of the skin on these images. The reason for this is because skin and hair (as you know) is a lot more involved and so I will save that for another brag panel. *smile* The last panel is the digital paperpiecing along with some Copic coloring and I used E50, E51, E53 and E27, E29. I think this is a neat way to showcase your skills. It's like a mini portfolio of your skills. I also wrote the Copic colors I used on the back of the panels for future reference, because I always forget what color I use.
To make the actual folded panel, I just cut 4 x 12 cardstock and scored it 3" (mountain and valley folds). I sponged some ink around the edges and added some dp and cardstock to mount the images. I used SU punches to punch out the wordart and used a Copic to outline the edges.
There are so many different ways to obtain a certain result and God knows I have tried several. However, these work for me for now and I was happy to share them with my prospect Copic ladies.
Thanks for looking and commenting!
Now get to creating...
Remember: There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!