I started out with the intention of making a cute Halloween card using a Magnolia fairy stamp. All little girls like to dress in their fairy costume and I thought it would be appropriate to brighten the card a bit by using purple, green and orange papers without adding the more diabolical-looking black.
This closeup of Tilda shows a little more detail . . . including adding blush and freckles . . .
I've used at least NINE different Copic techniques to fill this image. Do you recognize all of them?
1 - Skin Tones 3-tone Smooth Blending
2 - Deliberate Streaking (hair, folds in dress)
3 - Clear/Transparent Things (soften outline color edges with colorless blender)
4 - Casting Shadows (hair line on face, under her chin, dress line on legs)
5 - Outline Shadows (outline outside of whole image)
6 - Airbrushing (contrast around image, coordinating color inside of die)
7 - atyou Spica (over star wand, inside of wings)
8 - Fade to White (lace of sleeves)
9 - Adding highlights with colorless blender and lightest color (hair, dress)
This time the X-Press It paper did clean up nicely for me when my marker tip slipped outside of the lines. I had a more difficult time trying to soften the edges of the light outline color inside of the wings though. On other paper, I usually only touch the edge of the color once with the colorless blender and it acts immediately. With the X-Press It paper, I touched the edge of the color three to four times and it still didn't soften the edge of the color very much. I'll keep trying . . .
I've used punch bunch flower and leaf punches for simple, coordinating flower embellishments. A rhinestone adorns the center of each.
Here's the completed card that showcases my Flying Tilda image from the Magnolia Fairy Tale Collection 2010.
Skin: E000, E00, YR00, R20
Hair: E55, E57, E59, 0
Dress, Shoes: BV00, BV02, BV04
Wings: BV00, 0
Outline Shadow: N4, N1
Airbrush: YR02, G40, B02
atyou Spica clear