I used the same markers to color this rose on 3 different types of paper.
- Neenah Solar White 80 lb. Cardstock
- Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla Cardstock
- Heartfelt Creations Patterned Paper
- Heartfelt Creations Oakberry Lane Antics stamp set
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
- Copic Markers
I started by stamping the rose image on the White, Very Vanilla and patterned paper with Memento Tuxedo Black. Then I colored the shadow areas of the leaves with W4. I colored with YG03 over top of the W4 and extended the color out a little farther. Then I colored the entire leaf with YG01. I repeated the coloring with YG03 and YG01 to deepen the colors.
I used the same technique to color the berries, shading with W4 and adding R22 over top and extending it out then using R14 as the highlight color.
I colored the center of the rose with Y06 and Y23. I started with Y23 in the darker areas then colored the entire center with Y06. I repeated the coloring with both colors.
To color the rose, I started with R22 in the shadow areas, then I colored over and extended past that with R20. I used R00 in the lightest areas. I repeated the process with all three colors.
At this point I thought I was done coloring the rose. I wanted the one on white cardstock to pop a little more so I used my Copic 100 marker to create a black background.
To make this into a card I trimmed the panel to 5″ x 3 3/4″ then used R22 to make a border around a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card base then glued my panel to the base.
After the Copic ink was fully dry, I decided there wasn’t enough contrast in the rose so I used R25 to deepen the shadow areas. Then smoothed the transition by coloring the edges of the R25 with R22.
It has been quite a long time since I last used my Copic markers so I need to get back in practice to achieve the best results. However; I think this came out quite nice for a practice piece.
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