Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Colouring a Footpath.

Hi Copic Friends,
 Today I would like to share with you a tutorial in creating a Footpath or Sidewalk depending on what part of the world you come from.Sometimes when we have an image we need to have some grounding for the image to stand on so I would love to share with you how I do this.
What you will need is a Copic Multiliner. I used a 0.3 but any Copic Multiliner is fine, plus Copic Markers C5 , C3 , C1 and a Very Juicy Blender Marker-0 and a Ruler.

With your Copic Multiliner and a ruler draw 2 Horizontal lines across the paper that you have cut to the size you require- I always use X-Press-It Blending Paper. Now, draw lines vertically down from this line, I always rule my lines on a slight angle rather then straight down.
Using your Copic blender marker-0 colour in the whole area you have drawn.I use the chisel end of my marker for this.
Pre-soaking the area allows for a better blending in such a large area and also uses less of your coloured marker ink. Following the lines you have drawn and using your C1 feather flick in from the vertical lines towards the centre, You will not need to go all the way to the other side because we want to leave as much white area as possible..
Taking your C3 come in from the  line and over the C1, flick colour in again remembering not to extend colour as far as the C1. Now with your C5 and a very light touch just add a small amount of colour to the corners and down your vertical line, I do this by wiggling my pen down the line.
 I then very lightly blend the C3 with my C1, although this is not always necessary.

To finish off I then go over the "whole" path area again that I have coloured using the Chisel end of my Blender .
This is gives me the look of washed out cement/pavers that I am going for.
Now I have a path for image to stand on and my card is completed.
Try experimenting with different Copic Marker greys, you will be amazed at the look you can create.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping, Cheers Debra, xxxx

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  1. Deb this is awesome - I love the footpath you've created and you've explained it really well!! :)

  2. Hi Deb this is great ...your footpath looks sensational!!! Well Done! xxx