Saturday, June 1, 2013
Choosing colors for Characters based on your Cards + Contest ends Sunday!
June 1 is finally here and we are getting ready for our JUNE NEW RELEASE on THURSDAY!! Today, I wanted to share with you the answer to a question I am asked a lot: How do you know what colors to use in your characters so they work with your cards?
I prefer to work with Copic Markers, personally, but this color choosing works with colored pencils, watercolors, paints, and even crayons! I am using simple cardstock based cards today.
I make my card, leaving room for a character (in today's examples, I chose the Inspired Stamps: His Little Ones: Journal Girl)
I stamp her several times on Xpress It Blending Card (my favorite coloring paper, but you can use whatever you like) using momento ink.
Then I grab the markers and make a single mark on scrap paper near the card to see what colors work best:
Then I color the HIS LITTLE ONES: JOURNAL GIRL and cut them out ( I added the skin /hair/ eye colors so you could see those too):
CONTEST: leave a comment here or on our FACEBOOK PAGE and tell us WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN A CHRISTMAS STAMP? We will choose winner(s) after SUNDAY MIDNIGHT...if your comment is chosen, we will send you the set FREE when we make it!
Have a blessed day and we'll be back tomorrow with more artwork!