Friday, June 3, 2011

A Butterfly For You....with Copics and Distress Inks..

I have loved butterflies since I was a little girl. Any stamp set I see with them, I try to pick up. I am obsessed ;) Since I have all of these butterflies I had better get to inking them up. For this card I decided to try mixing distress inks with my Copics to color the image. I love how it turned out and I look forward to using this technique again.

"For You":

Supplies Used:
Card: Michaels
Stamps: Hero Arts; Ippity
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Distress inks - Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade; Fired Brick (Ranger)
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Seam Binding: Hug Snug (died with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist)
Other: Pop Dots; Copic Multiliner .3; Copic Sketch Markers (YG04, YG07, YG09, Y00); Cut 'N Dry Nibs (Ranger)

First, I inked my image with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

I used Cut N' Dry Nibs by Ranger to apply the distress ink to my butterfly.

I simply used the nib to pick up color directly from the ink pad.

I then applied the ink to the image in the desired spots. I used Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick to add shading to the butterfly after coloring it with a Copic combo of YG04, YG07, YG09 and Y00. The mix of colors orange, yellow and red really brought the image to life. I love the intensity of this coloring technique.

Sorry the photo only shows me adding the Black Soot. I must have accidentally deleted the other photos I had. I thought I had backed them up, but, sadly, I did not :( In a way I am glad it happened this way because it reminded me that I needed to back up my photos :) Any suggestions for a good online storage site? I am looking to back up my back up ;)

Hope you have an amazing weekend!


Donna Hanley said...

Pryn, This is a beautiful card and thank you for sharing your techinique with us. Hope you are getting by as well as you can. Even though I have been super busy and have not got to visit blogs as often as I'd like to lately, I have not forgot about you. I have kept you in my thoughts and prayers daily.

Dana said...

Gorgeous Pryn! Great tips and the results are just out of this world.

Clare said...

This is so gorgeous!! I always wondered how people colored images with distress inks, but never remembered to check it out - thanks so much for sharing! :)
As for a photo storage, I use Picasa web albums - so easy to use, and they have TONS of space. :)
I am soooooooo happy to see you back, Pryn!! I really did miss you!! Love ya!!!!!

Colleen Holmes said...

Pryn I love, love this card!! That butterfly is totally gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial and I will be doing this real soon!!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Oh Pryn I LOVE this, it's gorgeous. The butterfly is so life-like...stunning effect. I've been avoiding buying distress inks lol but I might have to indulge in a few after seeing this. Great technique :)
Hugs xx

Mel said...

Pryn, this is really gorgeous. Thank you so much for the tutorial, I will definitely need to try this out. Luv Ya sweetie.

Tracey said...

This is stunning, that butterfly is amazing & thanks for showing the technique :)

Tina said...

This is a great card!Love how the colors pop! I so need to learn how to use Copics!and I have never used the pen nibs?