Thursday, August 13, 2009

Time With Deb

It's Thursday and time for "Time With....."!  Every Tuesday and Thursday,
one of the Bread Basket members will share a project with you here, and
then you can hop on over to their personal blog for more good stuff!

Today it's Time With Deborah Saaranen.

Deb says:
Hello, and welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs blog! I'm so glad that you could join us today!

DLS Birthday Blessings in Pumpkin

I have been LOVING the ODBD August release "Happy Birthday" set! It is
a pleasure to color with Copic markers! I have seen the image shaded in
many colorways...all so very appealing! Today I am going to show you a
quick and easy way to color the watering can in the set.

Before you begin, make certain that you use cardstock and ink that are
Copic compatible. When you begin to color, decide where you think the
sunlight would be shining on the design. You may determine this by how
the artist added shading (fine lines close together to create darkness)
on the actual image, even before you start.

DLS Birthday Blessings in Pumpkin Tutorial Pic number one

I began by shading the entire can with a W4 Warm Gray marker. Any gray
may be used, but since I wanted my can to look a bit darker, I went
with the W4. After shading the entire can, use a BG93 Green Gray marker
to add shadows where the sun would not be directly hitting. Finish this
step by coloring over the entire can once again with YG11 Mignonette.

DLS Birthday Blessings in Pumpkin Tutorial Pic number two

Now you are ready to add some rusty spots on the can. You can add as
much rust as you would like; the above picture shows the areas that I
thought would rust. My rust color marker is YR14 Caramel. You can also
use YR24 Pale Sepia if you are using a lighter gray shade for the can.

After adding rust, you will finish your coloring similar to the can on
my card at the beginning of this post. Color over the entire can once
again with the original gray marker used (W4 in this case), to blend
all colors. You may add a bit more of the YG11 green here and there for
more green.

The very last step is to take your O Colorless Blender and use it to
add spots and speckles over a few sections of the can. This will
displace the color, and add a textured, distressed look.
It really is quite easy, once you know the colors that work! Even though there seems to be many steps, it goes quite quickly.

A couple of tips: Do not be concerned about perfect coloring, as you
will be layering colors and all will blend together in the end. A bit
of splotches here and there add texture and dimension.
Also, you can hardly make a mistake with Copics! You can easily adjust
the colors by layering and displacing color. Have fun with it! Use your
colorless blender to erase your "going over the lines."

Notes about the card: the image panel flips up to show the inside; a
Spellbinder's Label One die was used to cut the image panel.

Stamps: ODBD Happy Birthday
Paper: Retired SU dp, SU Pumpkin Pie, PaperTrey Ink Stamper's Select White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (image), Versafine Black Onyx (sentiment), Copic markers
Accessories: Spellbinders Label One, retired SU ribbon, dimensional tape

Thanks for stopping by!


Be sure to visit Deb at her blog, Dream in Color!


Angella Crockett said...

Wow, Deb, this is fantastic!!! I love the cheerful colors! Thanks so much for the tutorial...I'm now one step closer to jumping on the Copics band-wagon!!!

Kristine said...

Gorgeous card, Deb! :) Thanks for sharing how you colored it too. Love the "tut"s!

Karen W said...

Wow, the cards the past couple of days have been wonderful, love this one and LOVE the amazing grace one.