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Two posts in one! (Yikes)

Okay I feel a little silly now…..some videos went live last week before they were supposed to. Ya know, stuff happens, but ah well, right!? So today, here are the blog posts for those two  – one is Copic Airbrush Penguins, the other Zig Clean Color Hippos!

 

Penguin Valentines with Copic Airbrush Skies

I seem to end up with all the penguin stamps at one time or another….maybe it’s my lifelong affinity for these cute little guys! And I especially love, with a set like this, that the sentiments are mostly year-round ones so the set has a longer shelf life.  Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This same idea works for lots of different kinds of stamps – but if you’re going to airbrush, an animal with black works great so you can use that dark color over any oopses in the airbrushing.

If you don’t have an airbrush, you can always try doing some inking in the background instead! Same masking would apply.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

 

Zigs, Water, and Hippos

To color this sweet hippo, I started out looking online for colors for a “real” hippo – and discovered there’s more pink or salmon color on them than I had thought! Originally I was going to just put that pink in the areas I saw in photos….but decided to just go for a full on pink hippo! And I discovered a way to make my Zigs last a tidge longer too – watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

8 thoughts on “Two posts in one! (Yikes)

  1. Sandy I absolutely love critters, die critters, stamp critters, it doesn’t matter what type of critters they are, if I can put them on my projects I love. But these penguin, oh my they are just so adorable and what you have done with the Copic Airbrush for the skies just makes them ‘pop’ from the page even though they are only about 10% (if that) of the front layer. Thank you for demonstrating this technique, I think that maybe this could be a little more than I can handle in my craft/bedroom so it will be blending for me even though it takes so much longer. :O)

    Sandy I loved watching you colour the hippo and your TOP TIP if water colour pen running out dip end in some clean water. Also thank you for leaving in you booboo because that makes us crafters think more carefully when we are crafting. Great card though Sandy love it. :O)

  2. I love these penguins and I especially love that you used bright, vibrant colors and not the expected blues. Thanks for the ideas and the inspiration.

  3. Beautiful cards!
    hugs

  4. Very cute.

  5. Fun cards and fun techniques. I think I need to take my Tim Holtz spritzer tool out of hiding and try and create some background with my Promarkers.

  6. Have you seen the penguin stamp from Red Lead Paperworks? It’s a very nice, realistic penguin.

  7. Awesome cards and lots of tips, had to pin them for reference. TFS!

  8. Great cards, love the Hypo’s best probably because of the technic you used and the fact that I don’t have Copics but do have the Zigs. Thanks for these two wonderful videos!

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