I saw this card on Concord & 9ths website and loved the little monster. Can you tell me how to achieve this look? I am not a stamper really so tell me in easy terms. LOL I *think* they might have used Copics colored pencils to color him in and and then colored pencil on top?
And the heart --- how did they get the pink to fade so well? What type of ink to stamp for the outline?
I played around with this stamp last night using my Versafine + Archival inks and both smudged when I put Copics on top of it. What's the secret?
I took a look at it directly from their website and was able to enlarge it quite a bit. Those strokes on his fur look like either a thin marker or thin watercolor to me. I don't think it is colored pencil (which I sometimes use with Gamsol instead of copics). The pink balloon looks like either marker or watercolor to me as well. I don't copic, but couldn't this be achieved by either using one color, with the shaded parts another coat of marker, or two very close shades of copics?
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I think they used Copics to color the monster. He’s probably colored with a light green then with different darker shades of green there are tiny strokes to make the fur. The heart is colored with a light pink then blended the outside line into the middle with darker shades of pink.
I would guess it’s 3 shades of green copic and 3 shades of pink Copics.
You have to use specific types of black ink that is compatible with alcohol markers. I believe Altenew and Gina K have the right kind of black ink.
Looks to me that its water coloring, maybe with distress inks. I don't think they had their own ink pads out yet, but I might be wrong. The fur , could be pencil or ink picked up with a Marvy LePlume blender pen.
I use the regular Momento inks when stamping, then color with Copics. It definitely looks like the monster was colored with Copics to me. The heart balloon, however, looks more like it was shaded with make up brushes (picking up ink from an ink pad), but it also looks they may have used a stencil to prevent any shading from going outside the lines. It seems just a bit too perfect to get those results without a stencil to prevent color going out of the lines.
That’s one of my favorite sets I had a close look at the site and my best guess for the fur is some kind of watercolor brush marker. I’m not sure about the balloon but it’s very subtle and I love it. Funny thing, I’ve had the set for about 4 years and I’ve never watched the video, had no idea what some of the smaller dies and stamps were actually for! The grounding lines, the little heart-holding hands that can be die cut, and I don’t think I’ve used the flowers either. I’ll have to try them out now. I am no good at coloring so I tend to leave these guys uncolored on a card with lots of bright patterned paper, or do a little spot coloring, or stamp them on colored cardstock or patterned paper.