Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Virginia in Christmas Again

Hi there!

Did I mention before that I had several Virgina's half coloured from when I did this no-line colouring tutorial for Copic Spain?? Well... I do, and I'm planing to use them in this year's Xmas cards. I'm happier with this one than with the one before =)

Hope you like it


Image coloured with Copic markers.

Colouring details:
Skin: E00, E04, E11, E21
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E47
Dress: R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, G99
Boxes: E51, E53, E55
Greens: G21, G94, G99

Challenges:

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Getting Started with Chrismas Cards

Hi there!

This year, the beginning of the school year has been hectic. I haven't done any colouring, crafting or anything. The other night I saw a card from the fantastic Deborah Deruyck at Deborah's Shining Cards, and I thought I'll try to scrap lift her, to see if I get into the mood of Xmas cards. This is what came out. I just need to remember that for some reason I don't like golden foiled paper.

Nuff said =P


Colouring details:
Skin: E00, E04, E11, E21
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E47
Dress: R22, R24, R27, R29, R59, G99
Boxes: E51, E53, E55
Greens: G21, G94, G99

Challenges:

Monday, 12 September 2016

Monday, 29 August 2016

Personalised Sandwich Containers for going back to School

Hi there!

Today I want to show you the personalised sandwich containers that I painted for my kids. We had never used them before, but thinking about reducing the amount of residues that we produce in the day to day, it seemed a good idea to use them. The problem, the difference in price between the plain ones and the ones with TV characters was for times the price of the former's, so... I told them I would craft they for them. If you are interested on the materials and layers that I used you can find the explanation further down.
Now, I'm not sure how long is this going to last... but so far it seems resistant and waterproof.

Hope you like it. 


Rubber stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie.


Clear stamp from Penny Black with Mo's Digital Pencil images.

Now, for crafting this plastic containers, 
first I used paper sand to prepare the area where I was going to paint. 
Then, I used masking tape to protect the borders and added some layers of gesso.
I used Memento Luxe black ink for stamping my images on the background.
I realised that permanent ink would have been better but 
I wanted to try with the supplies that I had in my stash. 
Then I used Poska pens to colour the backgrounds, leaving the stamps in white.
Then I covered everything with a layer of gel medium.
It is now a good idea to use Copic markers on top of gesso because the tips absorb it and get ruined, but they are ok to use on top of gel medium, so now I am ready to colour my images.
Finally I covered everything with gel medium again to protect them
 from the water and the rubbing that they will endure in their day to day use.

We'll see how long they last.,.

Challenges: