It’s been awhile….

since I last posted! Yikes! I really didn’t mean for that to happen. I got into copic markers a year or so ago and really don’t have that many yet. They are pretty expensive, and my dog happened to eat 6 of them when he busted out of his crate; but that’s another story for another day! I realized that I only had a few color combos and that made coloring pretty boring. I mean really, how many times can you use the same exact colors?? So I decided to try Prismacolor colored pencils with gamsol, or odorless mineral spirits. I actually use Mona Lisa from Michael’s. While I still like the copics better, the pencils have been fun to mess around with. I stamp and color an image just about every day but usually don’t like them so they don’t end up here. I promised some friends that I would do a blog post with step by step pictures of how I color.

Today I colored Japanese Tilda from Magnolia. I have a small obsession with all things Japanese. (Except for sake, blah!)I finally got this little cutie in the mail a few weeks ago and have been dying to ink her up! I went with a color scheme for paper that I just ordered today. I won’t know for sure how it matches until I get it but hopefully it’s close. Once I get her on a card, I’ll post that.

Isn’t she the cutest? LOVE this stamp! It might actually be my new favorite!

First I colored her face and hand in light peach

Then I blended that and added some peach as a shadow and added some pink to her cheeks

I colored her dress yellow because when I think of this little cutie, I think of bright colors!

I added some blue and pink to go with my paper, or so I hope! I also started on her hair.

Hair is probably the biggest pain in the tail to get just right. Black hair is the easiest, at least I think anyway. You just lay down some color and blend it out and keep doing that until you get the right shade of black that you want and its all shiny.

A second layer of black, but you can see it’s still not quite dark enough so I’ll have to add another.

All done! I’ll probably add some highlights with my white gel pen once I actually get ready to add this to a card. I’ll post that when I get it done. I’m not sure if you can see it, but I did add some stickles to her dress and the flowers to give it some bling.

Prismacolor Pencils used: PC928, PC927, PC939, PC908, PC940, PC930, PC906, PC935

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