feathering with copics

This second card for this weeks clean and simple challenge at SCS incorporates the “feathering” technique using copic markers.

Feathering is a blending technique using two (or more) colors on opposite sides of an image and blend them so there are no obvious streaks.  For this card I stamped the image and colored using only two copic markers:  R29 and Y19.   I started each leaf  with R29 and,  using feathered strokes,  applied the color so that it was dark at the beginning and lighter towards the center of the image.  Then I took Y19 and, using the same feathered stroking technique, applied color from the opposite end of the leaf.  I continued blending, using primarily Y19 to soften where the two colors meet.   Once the coloring was done I used the same two markers to apply color along the edges of the square.

Now, I don’t normally use red, yellow or orange in my cardmaking – I tend to like blues and greens.  But, I love the rich colors that I ended up with here – they remind me of a sunset.

When I finished coloring I punched out two photo corners, attached the piece to a white card base and pierced along the edges. 

Paper:  Copic X-Press it Blending cardstock,  SU red cardstock, Crane’s Lettra white cardstock
Ink:  Memento  Tuxedo Black, copic markers
Stamps:  Impression Obsession (leaf), Papertrey (sentiment)
Other:  SU photo corner punch, piercing tool and mat


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