Monday, October 29, 2007

Copic Kinkade Tutorial

You can click on the individual photos to get a larger image.

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!

21 comments:

Keri Lee Sereika said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial! Do you teach classes anywhere locally? If not, you should!! :-)

Angelnorth said...

Great tutorial Sherrie - your step-by-step pictures really make it come alive. Great job and a lovely finished card!

Ana said...

BRAVO!! Awesome tutorial Sherrie. Thank you for sharing those tips with us. I know how long tutorials can be. You ROCK!!

Joani said...

Beautiful! Picture perfect! Thank you for taking the time to share with us all!

Kerry J. said...

Awesome tutorial Sherrie! Thanks so much for creating it for us! Amazing card once again!

Anonymous said...

You do such beautiful work, tfs the how to's!
Conniecrafter

Loretta said...

Wonderful tutorial! Thanks for doing that for us!!!

Lorie said...

Wow! That is amazing! Maybe I'll try using my Copics next time! Thanks for a great tutorial!

StamperSharon said...

Gorgeous, Sherrie!

mnhyrkas said...

WOW Sherrie! I think this will sell many a TK stamp. You should get a commission :) Keep this up and I see a design team in your future

Anonymous said...

Stunning, Sherrie.....I'm getting CLOSER to my Copics! I appreciate the info, it helps!

Trudi

Stephanie said...

Wow, this must have taken you ages to put together! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this...you get beautiful results with your colouring :)

Lori Craig said...

Breath-taking...I have this stamp, it's yet to see ink...It actually just arrived. My Copics came yesterday. I will have to try this...BEAUTIFUL!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What a wonderful tutorial, Sherrie! You make it look so easy! :) I'll have to try it when I get some Copics!

chelemom said...

WOW! Your coloring is magnificent!

Tami said...

Inspirational. thank you for taking time to share the process.

mustangsarah said...

WOW, So beautiful.


I see these copics on my Xmas list!!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is stunning!! Thanks for the great tute!!

ayah said...

Sherrie, thanks for doing the tutorial. You sure do make it look easy. I have the Copic markers on my wish list. The card is just beautiful.

Kathyc on SCS said...

What a great lesson! I appreciate the work you did on this an will definitely try it out! Thank you.