Olive and Oak digital stamp image from Power Poppy is a great way to participate in the Leaves challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog!
- I printed the digital image on X-Press It paper. I honestly believe this is the best paper for Copic coloring. The cardstock has a special coating to provide better blending. I love it!! The sentiment is not part of the digital set. As I was falling asleep that night after coloring the project, this particular thought came to me. I probably read it somewhere. Nevertheless, strength was the word I wanted to use with the oak leaves.
- Olive and Oak is a wonderful digital image to color for autumn. However, I really wanted to use the lovely light greens that are currently on display this Spring. I tried my best to provide the sense of immature acorns and olives to go along with the fresh green colors. I applied Copic alcohol inks first, then Prismacolor wax pencils provided the details.
- The light green cardstock base is a retired Stampin’ Up! color… Certainly Celery. I cannot believe I had to look it up before I could identify it! The dark purple accent color is Fresh Fig which Stampin’ Up! will be retiring this year. Fortunately I have plenty in my stash. Pinewood Planks dynamic textured impressions embossing folder was used to give texture to another layer of green.
I hope the Sisterhood of Crafters enjoys my submission. This card was made especially for their challenge. It also gave me more opportunity to practice my Copic coloring skills. I am enrolled in a 12 week course called the Marker Painting Foundations. Amy Shulke is a fantastic teacher for new colorers. I am so glad that she is providing lessons via online resources. She just released a discussion on basic information for Copic coloring for this blog site https://sarahrenaeclark.com/copic-marker-secrets-self-taught-colorers-never-hear/. Check it out if you are into Copics… you’ll be glad that you did! By the way, the autumn coloring of this image was a lesson provided by Amy last November. It is scheduled to be removed very soon from her website. She keeps a six month backlog of her digi projects for her monthly followers. Click on this link to obtain additional information on Amy’s classes, etc.. https://www.patreon.com/VanillaArtsCo/posts
Please let me know if you have any questions. I may actually have some answers…
Have fun stamping,