Monday, January 4, 2010

Coloring "Mo" 3 Ways

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Mo Manning to the paper craft world is what Maruice Sendak is to children's books...masters! Well, that's my humble opinion anyway! I just love coloring Mo's digital images!
thanks to Mel for the analogy!

I have 3 to share today, all done with a different coloring medium... just for fun!

Making Cards closeup This one is called Making Cards (perfect right?! lol). Done for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast.
I hadn't used my Prismacolor pencils in a while and after seeing an example on Mo's blog, I had to try!

SC261 Colored Just For YouI use baby oil to blend my Prismas. And I did cheat just a little with her crayons..I used Copics on those, they were so tiny! The layer that the image is on is "faux cardstock"... it's white cs colored with a Copic marker to match the color of her tutu! You never have to worry if you don't have the right shade for layers this way! *wink*


This next one was for the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoast. Here is the piece I used for my inspiration.

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I knew as soon as I saw it I had to use Bronte again!

IC213 closeupThis one is "Bronte and Louis". It's colored with Copics. To achieve the the patchwork background, I started by drawing my lines with a fine tip artist pen and ruler. For the center area behind Bronte and Louis, I masked it off using sticky notes before coloring.
The white lines were made with an Elmer's Painty pen.

IC213 Sharing CookiesLayered on another piece of Georgia Pacific white (yes, the cheap stuff from SAMS!) and then on black from Hollo's (paper by the pound! $1.25! yeah baby!!)  The card measures 4.25x4.5.


Watercoloring is something I haven't done on digitals. Would the printer ink bleed? Had to try! It did want to bleed a little, so what to do? I have a can of Krylon fixitive...another why not try it! It worked like a charm!! Hmmm, that will definitely be used on all my digital work from now on!

Young Love closeupThis one is one of Mo's newer images, "Young Love". This was a double challenge. Mo's MDP #12, cards and projects that represent a "New Beginning"... so what's that?  Well, it can mean a new baby, the New Year, a new job, new home, or anything else that you decide is 'new'.
And the Technique Challenge on Splitcoast,
Paper Quilting. One thing I don't do is quilt!!

Young Love closeup2 This one is watercolored with Caran d' ache crayons and a waterbrush. The "quilted" piece is faux stitched DCWV Once Upon a Time. There's my faux cardstock layers again with Copic V17, Amethyst and Spellbinders Labels 2.
The stitching on the Spellbinders Labels 3 is real stitching, doubled button hole thread.
The sentiment is computer generated.

TLC254 Another Year Quilted


So, there you have it...3 different ways to color. Copics are still my first choice (I'm lazy! they're so easy!!) Hope you've enjoyed my post today.

Thanks for stopping!



Cheryl said...

Lovely cards - thank you for showing the various coloring mediums.

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi these...I love Mo too! Happy New Year! :)

Betty Benton said...

I love them all -- you are quite the artist yourself!! Mo's images are wonderful and you have done these three proud!

- dlm. said...

Great cards, Dawn! Mo's digitals are fantastic. BTW, I had no idea you could watercolour on "regular" paper. Can't wait to try it out.

Elaine L. said...

Wonderful card using a wonderful image!Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

Cathy said...

Dawn, you are amazing as usual. I read through all of your descriptions and totally agree I can do the same things with all the mediums but my copics are just easier for me too. Love what you have done.
Thanks for playing the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh my goodness- you are doing some AMAZING coloring- I have never seen the faux layering before- love that and the shading around it to look like a real piece of paper- Wow!!! Gorgeous work!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

WOWzers! You just keep getting more and more amazing!!! I really really wish I could come over to your house & just sit for a few hours and watch you colour. These are all so stunning. I love the trick with the mixing copics and prismas with baby oil. You're a multi medium Artiste! And the elmers, faux layering, quilted DP. It's all breathtaking! :o)

Lisa said...

All 3 are beautiful! I particularly love your shaded background of the first image! I need to work on that! Thanks for joining us at Mo's Challenge this week!

The Wired Angel said...

Hi Dawn.. these are all quite stunning and beautifully colored. Thanks for playing along with us last week at Mo's challenge and for leaving a link since Mr. Linky wasn't being cooperative! Happy New Year, Peggy

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn, Today was my third visit. Thank you so much for introducing me to different tools to color with! I love your blog. And, I wish I was that dog, for 2 minutes, I haven't rolled in snow like that since the BIG Blizzard--we moved to Florida the next fall-- when I was 15!

If you have time, and don't mind sharing more secrets, would you please explain how you use the baby oil with watercolor pencils? I have email at SCS. That is twice this week that I heard about a techniques using it. Thank you so much.

He Is Able!
Traci S