Friday, August 14, 2009

Copics 101 - Flesh Tones

Hi all! I'm running late this morning but I am super glad of it because I was able to use the FABULOUS sketch from Friday Sketchers. I did flip their sketch and omitted the flowers because I think it would've thrown this card off balance.

This was the last lesson in the Copics class - flesh tones. This stamp is so beautiful! It's from Queen's Ink, which is where I took the class. The owner, Patty and her sister (or perhaps sister-in-law) design their own line of stamps. I'm not sure how to name these stamps, they're not what I call vintage - just very artsy, I guess.

This is my card. I am very proud of this card! It's so great when a card comes together so easily and this one did. I don't remember why I bought this paper, for a kit or something I guess, but it was perfect for this card. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, then look closely at the dp, the swirls actually look they're made from paint. The black strips on the top right I cut and then embossed with a border Cuttlebug folder. Then highlighted the embossing with Metallics Rub On paste, then added a tiny pearl to each strip.

Now this stamp made shading super easy! First off, you color the entire image with the lightest color that you've chosen for the skin tone. Then, as I said, this stamp made it so easy - where it's darker, that's where you color with a darker shade Copic marker. Then Jonesy has a favorite marker for lip color and I believe it's even called that, but I mixed that lip color with a wine color and blended them out. I love the effect! I then colored the eyes, although they stamp out a fairly solid black, with a dark brown marker (shhh, I used a Prismacolor marker for that because I didn't think to color the eyes while I was at the class - but as Joni says, our Copics and Prismas get along just fine).

I hope you've enjoyed sharing my class with me as much as I've enjoyed sharing it with you. Thanks for visiting me today and if you're in the Savage, MD area stop by Queen's Ink and say hello to Patty!

6 Encouraging Thoughts:

Unknown said...

oh how precious and so fabulous.
thank you so much for your card with my sketch the friday sketchers challenge.
have a nice weekend, hugs, bea

Rose said...

This is just super work Melissa! Thanks for sharing your Copic class with us, I have really enjoyed it and learned! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jacque said...

Melissa, this is a stunning card...beautiful job and a magnificent take on Bea's sketch..Thanks you so much for joining us at Friday Sketchers..Happy Weekend...Hugs..Jacque

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous Mel!! You did a great job shading the image!

Kim said...

You learned well from your classes because this is stunning!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Wow- absolutely beautiful. The image itself is gorgeous, but your copic coloring is outstanding. I have learned a little more about copics through your posts...I think they call that living vicariously. Thanks!

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