Copic coloring a school classroom #thehumanrainbow

Copic coloring a school classroom #thehumanrainbow

The Human Rainbow is my little initiative here on the interwebs to get a little diversity out there into crafty land. Today’s card celebrates the variety of kiddos – in a school!

I’m using Friends Forever….love these cute little peeps!

It doesn’t have to be hard to set a “scene” – a simple brown frame filled with green makes an easy chalkboard!

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Watercolor Underwater Otters

Watercolor Underwater Otters

The project I did today is an underwater scene using Otterly Awesome stamps and Otter Ware – a coral reef filled with playful otters! I got out my watercolors for this, of course….

Video

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Create a Bokeh Copic Watercolor Garden

Create a Bokeh Copic Watercolor Garden

Happy February, friends! I’m over at MFT with another bit of coloring, reposted here. I hope you’re enjoying the series as much as I am! This month I went back to my Copics…I’ve been wanting to make a floral garden, and this little Pure Innocence girl looked like the perfect stamp to try it out.

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In the video I’ll show you some tips for “fixing” blotchy skin, too…Watch the video below or click HERE to watch on YT  to see how I made that pretty flower garden!

When I color people, I often add a few stray hairs here and there to add just a little character to them. When using a middle brown for this little girl, it almost looks like shadows on her face, right? Cool accident! 🙂

The background is just so fun and forgiving! It takes a while to add enough color to it – and be sure to use enough. If your colors are too light, the colorless blender won’t achieve very much.

All this was colored on Smooth White. The card base I used, by the way, is Pineapple Prestige, layer is Black Licorice – all the supplies are below!

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Rainbow Rose in Copic Marker

Rainbow Rose in Copic Marker

Who doesn’t love a beautiful rose? While I’m not sure how they make these – I have seen a bouquet of them in real life. AND lots on the internet (just Google it! Beautiful!)

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When we’re in control of the markers we choose to color with, well….we can make our roses look like anything we want, right? How about a rainbow!

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Adding dimensionall adhesive to pop an extra layer added nice dimension to the card without being over the top.

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Warm and Toasty Hello: the human rainbow

Warm and Toasty Hello: the human rainbow

Everyone is crazy busy – so today, I wanted to send out just a happy QUICK hello even without voiceover so you can get back to your holiday festivities!

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It’s a stamp from Stamp Anniething – they sent me a few stamps earlier this year, and this little gal os so sweet and ready for Christmas, don’t you think?

Depending on colors used in the sky, you could make them really intense and a deep night sky – it’s a great technique for an aurora borealis! :0) Plus – I’m adding this one to #thehumanrainbow playlist with all the adaptations I did to her hair 🙂

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Color a Blizzard with motion

Color a Blizzard with motion

I saw this stamp set in an LSS while I was traveling this summer – and immediately I wanted to take on the challenge of coloring a blizzard so it looked like it was blowing like mad outside. Thus, I bring you the results here today!

Video

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The snow is definitely a good bit of work – and requires having enough color underneath for it to show up – but it’s so worthwhile!

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Here are two alternate ideas for creating blizzards….first one using Hero Arts’ Jingle Bells.

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And another with Cool Day  by MFT. For this one instead of focusing on the white pen dots, I used pale colors and a colorless blender in the sky.

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