This whole week the design team at Stampendous will be sharing a bonanza in coloring with Tombow Dual Brush Tip markers. The Stampendous designers love to color. We really do! I think that's all we really want to do, so when we heard that Tombow was coming to color with us we were excited! On Friday we will all be in a Blog Hop together and there will be prizes! Details can be found on the Stampendous Blog.
(If you've been hopping with the Stampendous team throughout the week, this is a blast from the future. You are reading this on a Wednesday, but this link was live on Monday So...)
I started this piece as a practice to get use to the coloring style and the markers were so rich in color and easy to lay down on the paper that I had to keep going. (If you think you've seen this Cherry Bird on my blog recently, you are correct. It's just a great stamp to color with lots of organic elements.)
I took full advantage of the Pen Techniques file that Marie Browning provided to the team for this image, so I will attempt to guide you through them all.
You will see close-ups of this image I took before the glitter and Mica Fragments were added.
|The upper leaves were colored with 238 picked up onto 090 from the Blending Palette. The leaf tips were highlighted with 090. |
For shadow on the veins, 245 was diluted onto the Colorless Blender from the Blending Palette.
Branches were colored with 969 picked up onto 603. In a few spots a direct coloring of 992 and 245 were done for contrast.
|The lower leaves use 238 on the Colorless Blender and highlighted with 090 sparingly.|
Same coloring for the vein shadow as on the upper leaves.
Shadows were colored with 238 directly and a Blending Palette mix of 238 and 528 picked up on the Colorless Blender.
|This Cherry Bird is quite a bit of fun techniques.|
The head, cheek and tail color is 528 on the Colorless Blender. There are a few lines of 528 on the tail and head for details. The eyelids have a direct color of 553 and
The beak is 925 on the Colorless Blender with 837 on a cleaned Blender in the corners.
The body is 993 on a Blender with detail using the nib end of the pen.
Wings were colored with 992 on the Blender and a second pass with 993 also on the Blender for some feather highlights. 969 on the Blender was used for shadow.
|The blossom colors are 772 on Blender from the outside of the petal to the stamen. The center is 990 on Blender first then 969 on Blender.|
|For the writing, 603 on Blender was used until clean so each column would have a varying gradient.|
|Leaves were glittered with Lime and Teal Micro Glitter over Tombow Mono Aqua Glue.|
|Cherry Bird was glittered with Sunflower Micro Glitter. |
The blossom stamen were glittered with Pink Micro Glitter.
|The last Tombow technique on the card is using the Splash technique. To get it just right the image was placed underneath a clear acetate so 990 could be placed the right size for the paper. |
The acetate was sprayed with water and the image was placed face down onto the acetate. A second time with 969 just around the edges with the same technique and then a third time with 553 sparingly.
|Once the card was assembled, Red Mica Fragments were added with Tombow Mono Aqua Glue.|
|Tombow ABT Dual Brush Pens Used:||090 – Baby Yellow|
238 – Dark Moss
245 – Sap Green
528 – Navy Blue
553 – Mist Purple
603 – Periwinkle
772 – Blush
837 – Wine Red
925 – Scarlet
969 – Chocolate
990 – Light Sand
992 – Sand