Howdy, crafters! I’m back with yet another coloring project using my Copic Markers on kraft paper. It’s such a fun and rewarding technique, I can’t get enough of it. And of course I made a coloring tutorial video for you as well:
This gorgeous stamp is by Purple Onion Designs and it’s perfectly sized – not too big and not too small, especially if you are not quite comfortable with your markers just yet. I personally don’t like images which are too large because I never end up coloring them properly. This one, though, is perfect. As I mentioned in the video, you need to be aware that Copic ink will look different on kraft once dry, and your kraft paper might yield different results than mine, so create a color swatch!
The coloring itself was done like I do all my coloring: building up the color by blending from dark to light. This image is fantastic as it lets you use pretty much any colors you want: your flower could be blue or green or colors of the rainbow, and the mouse’s dress could even have a pattern that you draw in with a pen. Let your creativity flow freely!
As I pointed out, adding highlights can be a bit tricky, especially if you accidentally went to dark with your lightest color. I like to use my Polychromos 101 (white) and add a bit into the highlight areas, then smooth is out with a dry paper stump. If it’s not light enough for your taste, just go back and add some more until you are happy with it.
To finish up my project, I die cut it to add the scalloped stitched border, then adhered it to a simple card base and threw on some sequins by Pretty Pink Posh. If you look real closely, you’ll see that I also added a soft white outline around the image with my pencil.
I’ve listed the products used for this project below. If possible, I link to Seven Hills Crafts for all European Crafters. Alternative shopping outlets linked to are Amazon US and Simon Says Stamp. Click here to learn more about which companies I am affiliated with.