Good morning! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing a project that I created for The Daily Marker 30 Day project, Kathy Racoosin’s fabulous coloring challenge. I always try to play along every day, and I have wanted to try my hand at no-line Copic coloring. I did do some no-line coloring using the stunning Spring Blossoms stamp set using my Tombow markers, but I am always trying to improve my Copic coloring, and so challenged myself today to create some pretty Copic colored blossoms using the no-line technique. Let’s get started!
I began by stamping several of the blooms and foliage from Spring Blossoms onto some white Copic-friendly card stock using some pale gray ink, then die cut them out using the coordinating dies. I then colored the blooms in pretty shades of blue-violet. My trick to adding lots of depth with your Copic coloring is to do your first layer with the basic trio of colors, then go back in a second time adding touches of very dark color to those spots that would have deeper shadows. For these particular blooms, I used BV00, BV02, and BV04 for my initial layer, then went back and added touches of BV17 and T10 to the areas that would have the deepest shadows, then blended them out with the initial trio.
Another secret to successful no-line coloring is to allow the area you’re working in to dry before working on the spot nearest to it. So, in this case, I colored one petal, then chose another petal that wasn’t touching the first petal in any way so that the coloring wouldn’t bleed together. After the initial petal is dry, I work on the petals next to it. After I’d finished coloring everything, I stamped a greeting from Sweet on some strips of white card stock, then die cut a coordinating “sweet” die cut from some dark purple card stock.
I die cut a Stitched Scalloped Circle from some heavyweight vellum, then mounted my florals in a cluster in the corner with foam adhesive. I added my sentiment over the top, then added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the top of the “sweet” die cut.
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you’re having a fantastic week. Thanks so much for stopping by!