A little tip for you colouring fans!

FullHalo-CloseupI have a confession to make.  I do not always colour in the lines!  No matter how hard I try, I almost always end up outside of the lines in at least one place when I am colouring stamped images.  So I wanted to share a little trick with you today.

For this project, I decided to use one of my favourite ChiChi Memories stamps called “Elephant Love” for this card!  I love the clean lines on this digi, and you can personalize it in all sorts of ways.  So I grabbed my Copics and got to it!

CCMT51Now, if you look closely, you’ll notice that there are a few places where the colour came across the lines around the edges of the stamped image.  If you are using alcohol markers, you can fix this with a colourless blender, but I like to kill two birds with one stone.  So, once I am finished colouring the image…

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…I grab my BG11 marker and run it along the outside edge of the image – right over top of any of the marker that has “crossed the line”. This not only blends out any of that colour and draws the eye away from those spots, it also give a “halo” effect to your image and helps it to pop off of the page.

CCMT53If you are not a Copic user – the same technique can work for you – you’ll just have to experiment a bit with the colour that you like best. I like the lighter tones, and I am particularly partial to this blue green colour because I find that it is really subtle and brightens up the image and the other colours I have chosen.  You almost do not notice that it is there – which is exactly the effect I am going for!

Well, that’s it for me today!  I hope you found this little tip helpful.  Thanks for stopping by!

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