Hello everyone! After my last cards for Purple Onion Designs you guys asked me if I could show another one where I demonstrate how to create a scene with several stamps. Your wish was my command.
The best way to create a scene is through masking, which is super easy once you’ve wrapped your brain around a simple concept: what needs to be in the foreground needs to be stamped first. Then you stamp the same image on some masking paper or a post-it note, cut it out, and put it on top of your just stamped image. Then you add the other images which are supposed be in the background. Because you covered your first image with a mask, everything you stamp on top of it will appear to be behind it. Easy peasy!
I also always try to tell a story with my cards, so the images I put together need to work together, they are not randomly assorted. Here, I picked a few images from the last Purple Onion Designs release which are all garden themed. I wanted to create a nature scene which would make for a card that could be used for all kinds of occasions.
For coloration, I mixed Copics and pencils. You MUST use the Copics first and not on top of the pencils as that could damage the nibs of the Copics. You don’t have to combine mediums, though, you could just use one or the other. The reason I combined them: laying down color with Copics is quick and easy, and saves me a lot of time compared to doing pencils alone. The pencils, on the other hand, are perfect for adding fine details which I can’t get with Copics.