The stamp I used this week is actually a solid silhouette stamp – you know, the kind that is a shadow and stamps all one color. I saw this technique awhile back I think by Jennifer McGuire on Hero Arts, but I searched and couldn’t find it! I stamped the image in a very light color (Antique Linen), then used Copics over it. You can use this technique on pretty much any silhouette stamp – think of the possibilities!
I also used gray and a colorless blender to create the shadows behind the flower – it really added quite a bit of dimension.
One of my blog readers (shout-out to Nancy Cotter!) pointed me to this book: Copic Coloring Guide. It has some pretty good basic information, and it’s not too expensive. It doesn’t tell you which colors to buy, but it does give a lot of examples using various colors. If you are thinking about getting into Copics, this is a great read, plus you can check out my Copics – Where to Start? post.
Have a great week!!
- Neenah Solar White Cardstock
- Copic Markers (see photo above)
- Spellbinders Labels Seven
- Inkadinakado Polka Dot Background Stamp
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Antique Linen and Walnut Stain
- ATG Gun