This card was created on 30th July: day 26 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.
I loved the black-stamped version of this bear so I decided to be brave and make one of my infrequent attempts at no-line Copic colouring and try to recreate it using the same colour palette. For me, no-line either turns out nicely or is a complete and utter disaster, there doesn’t seem to be any middle ground. Luckily this one turned out nicely.
I stamped the bear in a pale ink that would be easily hidden by the Copic marker and coloured it with the same colours I used for the previous version. The main difference when using the no-line technique is that you need to take more care to emphasise the shading at the edges where the stamped lines are; taking care that it doesn’t end up looking like you just drew the lines in with a marker. The balloon string was drawn in with a grey Copic multiliner, as were the dots on the present. The balloon was given a coat of Wink of Stella.
Rather than completely recreate the other card, I stamped the sentiment next to the bear and fussy cut over the top of them.
Then I raided my backgrounds box and found an old watercolour-and-salt experiment piece. I trimmed that down to size and mounted it flat on a blue card base (to match the balloon) and popped the bear panel up on foam tape.
My Favorite Things – beary special birthday
Create A Smile – mini birthday
Memento – desert sand
Versafine – onyx black
Copic multiliner – cool gray – 0.3
- Copic markers:
bear fur – YR24, YR27, E37
bear nose – W7
bear muzzle – YR20, YR21
bear ears – YR20, R20
present – Y02, Y08, R24, R27
blue balloon – B02, B04, B06, 0
shadow – W00, W0, W2, W4
Wink of Stella – clear
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
Papermill Direct – plain azure blue
watercolour/salt test panel