Thursday, June 17, 2010

MMSC58 and Digi/Copic Texture Tutorial

Yeah, I was able to play with the MMSC girls this week!  It's been a long time!  I'm working on Father's Day cards today with my daughter.  Hubby and our oldest son were making the loooong drive back from hubby's grandmother's burial and our middle son was having HIS 'special day' with Grandparents today so it was just the girls.  My baby girl and I.  She wasn't so into pulling weeds with me this morning so we came in to color and make cards.  I made one and she made two.  She always has to show me up!  LOL

While I was coloring the new digital stamp "Old Stone Bridge", I thought I would create a little tutorial along the way on how I add texture to the nature elements of this digital stamp.

*I apologize for the photo quality.  My kids were using the camera and changed settings.  I can not figure out how to reset it. 

I printed the image on Neenah Solar Crest White card stock and colored with Copics.

Using Copic Colorless Blender Liquid and an old baby wash cloth, I dripped the Colorless blender onto the old wash cloth.

I wrapped the damp, old wash cloth around one finger and dabbed where I wanted texture.

The key is alcohol ink removes alcohol ink.  Since the colorless blender is clear it removes any color where I touch that has been colored with Copics.

I dabbed the rag all over the image for the simple texture effect.  Use anything you have that might possibly leave an interesting pattern!  Use a rag, sponge, towel, sock, sweater...anything with texture  add Colorless Blender and go!  :)

I finished the card off with Beech Wood Paper, Walnut Wood PaperCherry Branch Sizzix die cut, White gel pen, Aqua Stickles,  and Zva Creative Night Blue Pearls.

Father's Day card DONE!  :)


pam124 said...

Sue, great to see you at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week!!

Oh my gosh, you did a superb job coloring the image with your copics. Thanks for the tutorial on creating texture. Looks easy enough, but I still don't see how you colored in this image so perfectly. Love your die cuts too.

Thanks SO MUCH for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week and maybe you can join in again next week. We'd love to see what you're up to next time!!


Primitive Paper said...

WOW....thanks for the great tutorial. We appreciate you joining us again this week. Blessings, Tracy--MMDT

Kristine said...

OH WOW Sue... this technique is so PERFECT for this image!! You are so very creative. I love the outcome--just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us. =)

Carol said...

Hey Girl, glad you could join us this week. This is very detailed and striking. Really enjoyed the tutorial on how you achieved the texture. What a spectacularly colored image. Very impressive and innovative. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Sue - this is fabulous - I love the texture! I am glad to see you doing something CREATIVE with those Copics (LOL - couldn't resist that one!) I love your image, it is such a fabulous scene!! What a great feeling to have you back with us this week Sue - you need to try and play more - we miss you! Thanks for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Priscilla said...

Great card Sue..thanks for sharing all the info. Here’s to another wonderful week with the Midnight Madness Challenges. Thanks for playing with us.. we love checking out your work.
MMSC Hostess

Sassylassy said...

Wow Way cool! Thanks for sharing Sue!
Hugs Bonnie

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

I like it! It's nice to find different techniques to create texture or just mix it up a bit!