Fall Picnic Week - Day 2

August 31, 2021

Hello friends! 

Katie here with a card and a technique to share featuring the absolutely charming Fall Picnic clear stamps.  For coloring, I typically reach for Copic markers, but Copics can also be complimented with colored pencils to enhance the stamped images. 

Below are the stamped images using just Copic markers. I chose to leave few of the detailed images uncolored so that I could add color using colored pencils.  

In this next photo, I added shading and detail with colored pencils and a white gel pen. 

Colored pencils allow you to add depth and dimension with more precision and control. If you are new to using these two color mediums together, here are a few tips: 

  • Make sure your pencils are super sharp. I purchased an inexpensive electric pencil sharpener from Amazon just for this purpose. 
  • Start with a light touch when adding deeper shades. You can always deepen the intensity of the color with additional layers. 
  • Use colored pencils to color the tiny images. A sharp pencil can easily navigate the most detailed elements. 
  • If you aren't sure where to add color with pencils, think about the corners and crevices where shadows would lie. Colored pencils can also reinforce detail lines on the stamped images like those on the tree stumps. 

Once all the images where colored, I die cut the stamped images using the coordinating Elle-ments dies. 

For the background, I did a quick blend of Distress Oxide ink onto a panel of watercolor card stock and spattered it with water and white ink. I positioned the blended panel behind the Oval Burst Elle-ments die. 

I adhered all the stamped images to the card. Finally, I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of black card stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. 


Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you are inspired to try pairing Copic markers and colored pencils together on your next coloring project! 


1 comment:

Sra. Spitzer said...

Dear Katie - This is absolutely precious. I love it!! Thanks much for sharing and for the thorough explanation.
Lori S in PA
p.s. I think you meant "complemented," not "complimented." (I remember the difference b/c "complement" looks kind of like "completement.")

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