21 July 2016

Clouds Tutorial

Hi Everyone :)

A while back, Your Next Stamp asked me if I would Guest Design for them again. I love Karen and her fabulous store, so it was a bit of a no brainer! 

 I thought I'd share a little cheat I mess around with from time...

It all started with clouds. I love clouds. But, they're something I have to really think about colouring to get right. And sometimes, I just want quick clouds! I also like looking at techniques that have been done with other mediums and working out how I can achieve the same thing with my Copic Supplies.

So, clouds. What do we need?

 Cardstock trimmed down to the size you want to cover (mine measures 11cm square)
Craft Mat
Make Up Sponge
Suitably sky coloured Copic Re-Inker (I used BG70)
Copic Marker in the same colour as above
Die Cut Clouds (mine are done on scrap card)

Place a small amount of Re-Inker on the craft mat and dab the make up sponge onto it, to pick it up. You do need to work fast here, as the ink dries fairly quickly on the sponge. I also only place a small amount of ink at a time on the Craft Mat, for the same reason.

Starting at the top of your square of card, place your die cut where you want it and dab the make up sponge along the edge of the die cut. The first time you do it, you will have more ink on your sponge, so press gently! You will need to apply more pressure as the ink starts to dry.

Work your way down your piece of cardstock, moving the die cut clouds around and switching between the two sizes. I left a rough, small circle area clear, in the bottom left of my card to stamp my toadstool in. I was happy to do this by eye, but you could stamp the toadstool first and mask it.

When I have finished dabbing my clouds on, I go back into some of the cloud creases and add a little extra colour with my Marker. I dot the colour in with a fairly light touch, and return to add more if I want to increase the colour even more.

Now it's time to stamp and colour the toadstool.

Copics Used... 
Toadstool Stalk; E41, E42, E43, W3, W5
Ground; E41, E31, E33, E43, W3, W5
Wood; E31, E33, W3, W5
Window Panes; BG70, B91
White; C0, C1, C3
Yellow; Y13, Y17
Grey; C3, C5, C7
Red; R14, R24, R29, E09

And finally, the card. I die cut a cloud for the corner, (attached with foam pads) and some grass, which I coloured with YG01, YG03, YG17, YG63 and YG67. I stamped a sentiment and some little hearts and doodled a border.

All done!

Make it Colour Blending Card
Your Next Stamp Fairytale Friends Stamp Set
Your Next Stamp Puffy Cloud Border Die
Your Next Stamp Chunky Grass Border Die
UK Peeps, you can get Your Next Stamp from Dies To Die For

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.  


Margo said...

Wow this is great ! Thank you for the tutorial !

Debra K. said...

Brilliant Faye! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial and for making me want yet another stamp :D, that toadstool is just so needable. Debra x

Kat W said...

Wow, that card is beautiful and so are your fabby clouds...thanks for the awesome tutorial and I will definitely have to try this.
Big hugs, Kat xx

Lisa said...

Great technique for your clouds - thanks for sharing! Lis x