Copics and colored pencils...

Hello my fabulous friends!
Happy New Year's Eve! 

Today I'm doing a little coloring just for fun.. I LOVE how Copics and colored pencils look on kraft, but I don't do it nearly enough, so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity before new assignments come rolling in!

Paper: Neenah Desert Storm
Stamps: LDRS Creative Delightful Daisy, Beautiful Bloom
Ink: LDRS Creative Coffee Bean; Hero Arts Unicorn; Altenew Purple Wine; Copic Multiliner; Uniball Signo White
Coloring: Copic; Prismacolor Pencils
Skin- E00, E11, E13, RV42, E04 
(PC997, PC1092, PC1030, PC941)
Hair- YR14, E37, E29, E49 
White- T0, T3 
(PC938, PC1052, PC1058, PC914, PC1089)
Fuchsia- V01, V04, V06, RV19
(PC934, PC1018)
Dark Purple- C6, C8, C10, V06, RV19
Black- 100
Green- YG93, YG95, YG97
(PC1097, PC1089, PC1005)
Yellow-  Y17, YR24, E37
Other: rhinestones

To start out, I wanted a faint inked line so I'll end up with more of a no-line look... 
I'm working on Neenah Desert Storm paper because it works better with Copics than regular kraft paper, and I'm using LDRS Creative Coffee Bean hybrid ink since it is Copic friendly and the perfect brown for the paper. 

By daubing ink onto the stamp with a sponge, you get a much lighter color... It looks like a second generation image, but is more consistent. 

Here you can see what the ink looks like when stamped using the sponge to ink the stamp, and when you ink the stamp straight from the pad like normal...

Then I colored the image like normal using Copics. I printed out Sandy Allnock's Hex Chart onto a piece of Desert Storm paper and filled it in so I know what my markers look like on this paper. It helps a LOT!

I like adding in highlights, and deepen the darkest shadows with the colored pencils. It really makes things pop... See the difference between the flower in her hand that I haven't colored yet, and the one by her legs? 

To finish the coloring, I added in some details with a black pen and a white pen.

To finish it off, I stamped the sentiment in Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink, then stamped over that with Altenew Purple Wine.. I also inked around the outer edge of the larger panel with the white and purple inks, then layered the stamp image using foam for dimension. 

A scattering of rhinestones for a touch of sparkle, and it's done! 

So what are you doing for New Year's Eve? Are you going out? Staying in? Staying up? 
I think I'll be stamping... :)

See you soon!

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