Hello everyone! You all know I am a huge fan of watercolor cards and I have recently shared a few new ones with you. I don't have a watercolor card to share with you today--BUT I have a card using Copic markers and the end result looks kind of like a watercolor card. :) Before I get started I have to say the inspiration for this card came from Jennifer McGuire. Recently Jennifer shared a video where she did a technique called Negative Space Coloring. In her video she talks about coloring the negative space instead of the stamped image and it gives your card or project a totally different look. I just absolutely loved the look of the negative space coloring so I had to give it a try. But you all how much I love the look of watercolor cards so I added an extra step. :)
Here is a look at the finished card. I love this color combination of the light to medium pink and a coral pink.
To start I die cut a piece of Hammermill Color Copy Dogital Cover paper using the largest die in the DIE-05033 JustRite Three In A Row set. Then I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the floral images from the CR-05028 Chrysanthemums Clear Stamps. In the video (I will leave a link below) Jennifer uses the MISTI tool for her stamping. I have the MISTI tool but I was only stamping one time for each flower and using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I started coloring the negative space (background) with the lightest Copic marker RV00 and I colored the entire piece. Then I came in with the medium Copic color RV13 and colored the middle and then I blended it back out using the RV00 marker. For the last and darkest color I used R22 on the bottom and then I blended the colored back out with RV13 and RV00.
Like I said I love the look of watercolor and I just can't help myself lol. So I used some of the 0-Colorless Blender to try and achieve the look of a watercolor with the water droplets. First I put some of the colorless blender on my craft mat and then I used and old makeup brush to dab on some of the colorless blender. Then I also added some to the paint brush to create larger droplets. I just love how this piece turned out!
Next I wanted to add a touch of sparkle so I added the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the flowers.
To finish off the flowers I added Ranger Glossy Accents.
To finish off the card I added the watercolor piece to a black and pink cardstock mat. Then I added those pieces to the white card front. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner and added a thin strip of black paper. Then I mounted everything to a pink card base.
To see Jennifer McGuire's video on Negative Space Coloring you can click HERE and you can click HERE to visit her blog.
This is a really quick, easy, and fun technique and I hope you will give it a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs & Smiles,
Stamps: JustRite Papercraft CR-05028 Chrysanthemums Clear Stamps
Paper: Hammermill Color Copy Dogital Cover (White), CS - Pink, Black
Ink/Markers: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers - RV00, RV13, R22, 0 Colorless Blender. Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Dies: DIE-05033 JustRite Three In A Row Dies
Accessories: Paint Brush and Makeup Blush Brush (To Apply 0 Colorless Blender), Ranger Glossy Accents, Black Craft Foam, Scor-Tape