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These are wonderful tools to work with. These are the copics that I used in today's tutorial. Plus a white gel pen.....Hope you enjoy it!
Ok, here we go. This is the Thomas Kinkade Vingette (the forest chapel). I used Adirondack Espresso ink to stamp it on white Papertrey cardstock. I tried to crop the photos so you could see the color label of the marker. I start with my darkest tree color and colored the tips and some low lying shadows of bushes.
I take my next lightest green marker and work in circles to color the rest of the trees. I work over the area that I previously colored to blend in the line between the two colors.
I love this color of marker, because it looks like it creates light across the trees. I just go over my previously colored area and blend in some streaks of this color. Don't neglect the bottom where there are the low lying bushes.
The fun part is adding some pop! Color the bushes and some random trees with some fun bright colors. I dotted some red on the arbor to look like a cascading rose bush.
I then come in behind that rose arbor with some greenery and color the bottoms of the bushes with greenery as well.
Next, the sky. I started off with this cool shadow color and just colored a hint of it above the tree line.
I came behind this with some more of a blue and filled in the sky, this way you get a two toned look to your sky.
Now to start on the church. Let your stamped image be your guide to the darkest parts and shadowing of the church. I start with my darkest shade, the Warm 5 marker.
I come behind the dark grey with my light grey marker (W1) and blend in, trying to get rid of the solid lines by continually going over them with my light marker.
I also want a two tone effect in the lighting of the church windows. I start with my darkest color and color the tops and bottoms of the window.
I come behind this with my lightest marker and blend in the color that I just laid with my dark marker. You see a pattern?
Don't forget the little details, like the wood door and banister. It is the details that will make your finished product beautiful!
The last detail on my image is to add some white flowers and accents. The smoke rising from the chimney and some white flower bushes add some nice depth. Here I just use my eye to tell me what looks good, and try to balance the color (not have all the white on one side).
For the exterior of the frame I wanted to use my church colors again. I colored my darkest grey rim first (W5)
I blended in that dark rim by going over it all with my light marker (W1). See how you can't see the line of the dark marker?
You are just about done! Whew! I stamp my versamark pad over the entire surface and do a couple coats of UTEE to seal the finish. This helps bring out the vibrancy in the color as you see in my finished product below.
I hope this gives you the courage to try your copics on something like a Thomas Kinkade stamp! The coloring didn't take me half as long as the tutorial....LOL!
You can find all the Thomas Kinkade stamps as well as this wonderful Cracked Earth background stamp at Cornish Heritage Farms. Please link to me when you have finished a copic coloring Kinkade.....I would LOVE to see it!