Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday!
Deborah here and today I would like to share with you how to create texture on your digi stamps when coloring with alcohol markers. As you know, YNS has some pretty adorable digis and many that are bears. I think these bears are just too cute and I have a hard time NOT texturizing their fur when coloring it in.
To start, I printed the image Love Painting, which is a new release here at YNS, on some Neenah cardstock and gave it a quick shot of heat from my heat gun. TIP: Start with coloring the image you plan on giving some texture to only! That way the rest of the image won’t get disturbed by your technique. Now, choose your color collection you plan on coloring him in with and lets get started!
I started by coloring my entire image in E41. You may have other ways you color your images and that is perfectly fine! You can do what suits you best and not follow my steps. The end result is what matters! 🙂
I then added some shading with E42 in the areas I wanted a little more depth and then went back over with E41.
I then used E43 to darken the shaded areas and continued to blend with E42 and E41 if needed.
For some shadows I used E44 in the areas I wanted some cast shadows. I also used E95 for the nose, cheeks, and inside of the ears for some pink tones. At this point, I continued to fix any hard areas by blending the colors more or adding more color.
Now comes the fun part to see your texture on this cutie!
You will need a washcloth and some colorless blender solution. Add a little bit of solution to your cloth and start patting. Soft light pats work best so that you may add more texture where needed and for a more natural look.
As you can see here, my light tapping began to give the fur a bit of texture and I continued that until I achieved the look I wanted. And the finished product:
Isn’t he cute?! Now that my technique is complete, I can go ahead and color the rest of the image and not worry about getting any colorless solution on the remainder.
Now your turn!! Grab some of these adorable images before they are no longer available and try this technique. Thank you for stopping by today and hope I was able to help you achieve this technique with ease! Hope you have a fabulous day and don’t forget to check out the other fun new releases in the YNS Store!