Happy Friday!! There's a new Mix-Ability Challenge posted today in the challenge forum at SplitCoastStampers! The challenge is called Color It Twice (Mix50), hosted by yours truly! The challenge asks you to color your image with alcohol markers, and then add even MORE color to the already colored image using colored pencils. It's a great way to add more detail to your images, especially for things like tiny thin whiskers on bunnies! *grin*
For my project, I chose to use this super cute bunny stamp image from Stampin' Up. It's an oldie, but personal favorite. I started by coloring the image with Touch Twin markers. Then I added extra details to the already colored image with Prismacolor colored pencils. I was able to give the bunny more of a "furry" look, add tiny cute whiskers, rosy cheeks, and shading on her dress. I was also able to add individual blades of grass, giving her a place to stand.
I hope you try this technique. Any brand of alcohol marker can be used, and any brand of colored pencil. Explore with what you have, and see how it works! Using colored pencils to enhance markers is an inexpensive way to add variety and color range to a limited marker collection.
The idea behind the Mix-Ability Challenge is to make mixed media simple and approachable, and to let you experiment using things you already have. Each Friday a new challenge is hosted, but there is no time limit, so you can participate whenever you'd like on each challenge. Join us, won't you!?
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Neenah, Paper Accents, Stampin' Up, K&Company Designer Paper
Stamps: Stampin' Up (bunny), A Muse (sentiment)
ShinHan Touch Twin markers: BR107, GY175, R136, CG1, WG2, PB144, Y36, R6
Dies: Polaroid (Lawn Fawn), Egg (Sizzix), Banner (MFT)
Other: Vintage Button, Twine, Prismacolor Colored Pencils