I'm a little embarrassed to admit - I've kind of been a little fearful to try my hand at some of the fine detailed images by Cornish Heritage Farms (such as Thomas Kinkade or Tom Allen's Friendly Kritters line). They just look so intimidating! But... recently, Liz sent me some Friendly Kritters images and I decided it was time to face my fears!
I stamped the image and wanted to see how Copic markers would work to add color. To my TOTAL surprise, I honestly believe that it might be EASIER to color a detailed image like this than it is a simple line image. The detailed shading on the stamp really does all the work for you! I had such a fun time with this image!
So... I thought I would take it step-by-step and show YOU how truly easy it is to get great results from these images.
First of all, you don't have to have 300+ shades of Copic markers. Sure, it's great to have them all if you can afford them, but not all of us are independently wealthy. :) For this image, I used the markers shown above (+ BG10 Cool Shadow).
STEP 1: Stamp your image. Sounds simple, but you need to pick the "right" paper and ink to get the best results. I love Papertrey Ink's white card stock & Georgia Pacific's (Wal-mart's) white 110# card stock the most. I usually use Graphite Black Brilliance ink, but have found that Adirondack inks work really well too!
Let the image dry COMPLETELY or heat set it with an embossing gun.
Notice all of the shadowing and fine detail that you get just by using black ink! Now let's bring it to life!
- Helpful Chipmunks & Sentiment (Tom Allen's Friendly Kritters line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Serve one another (Friendly Kritters) by CHF
- Georgia Pacific white CS
- Green velvet printed paper
- Graphite Black Brilliance
- Copic Markers
- Ranger Glossy Accents (to add shine to water)
- scoring tool
- Copper Hardware by We R Memory Keepers