New Class! Valentine, You Make Me Smile! – February 3rd, 2021 – Queen’s Ink

In this workshop, you will create three happy mail cards featuring the Cool Chicks and Harry the Stuffy by Stamping Bella. You will work in the medium of your choice (Copics, colored pencils, watercolors, etc.) and I will lead you through the concepts of shading and color selections. CLASS FEE $32

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Please bring along your favorite coloring medium, whether it is Copic markers, colored pencils, or watercolors (along with any associated tools such as blender pens, water container, brushes, etc.). You are encouraged to use whatever color combinations you desire, but you should note the design paper used in each card to coordinate your selections.  

General instructions will be provided by the instructor, but you should already be comfortable working with your selected coloring medium

Students should bring:

  • COLORING MEDIUM OF YOUR CHOICE (Copic markers, watercolors, colored pencils, etc.) in a variety of colors and any associated tools (blender pens, water container, palette, brushes, etc.)
  • CRAFT MAT or whatever base you normally color on (glass mat, board, etc.)
  • SCISSORS suitable for fussy cutting
  • ADHESIVES: We will use three types — Beacons 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, and foam adhesive squares.

We will be practicing social distancing protocol. Please wear a MASK and bring your SANITIZER

Oddball Nutcracker by Stamping Bella

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! I’ve got a fun card today featuring the Oddball Nutcracker by Stamping Bella. I love the Oddball series and I’ve colored several of them in the past, but the Nutcracker is a particular favorite. Best of all, he’s relatively quick to color!

Today’s project features:

  • Oddball Nutcracker by Stamping Bella
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Oddball Nutcracker by Stamping Bella

Coloring Notes for Oddball Nutcracker

I colored the stamp a few days ago, but I decided after the fact to create this video. Since I can’t seem to color anything the same way twice, you may see some differences here as I color the image a second time. The marker colors are shown in the video and below so you can follow along or substitute with markers in your stash.

The card design is pretty straightforward so I’m going to focus on the Copic coloring – specifically the red combination. If you look at the marker list for the jacket and hat – R24, E07, E09, E19 – you’ll notice that there is only one red marker in the combination. I used the three E markers to underpaint the darker “red” areas of the uniform. I started with E19 using a little in the very deepest areas, blending out with E09 and E07 respectively leaving some areas of white for the final blend. You’ll see that the colors moved from brown to a bright rusty red tone. Afterwards I applied a coat of R24 over all of the E colors plus the remaining white, creating areas with some depth as well as highlights that were true red. Techniques like this are particularly useful if you have a limited number of markers, showing how you can use underpainting to create a variety of tones.

Rowhouse Greetings | Oddball Nutcracker by Stamping Bella

That’s all for me today! Thanks for stopping by!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00, E02, E04 (skin); BV31 (eyes); BV31, C1, C3 (hair & beard); R24, E07, E09, E19 (jacket & hat); BV31, C1, C3 (shirt); Y35, Y38, YR02 (hat & jacket); YG03, YG17, YG67 (pants); BV23, BV25, BV29 (boots)’ BV23, BV25, BV29, Y38 (belt)

[Supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.]

Oddball White Rabbit by Stamping Bella

Rowhouse Greetings | Oddball White Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland Collection) by Stamping Bella

GOOD MORNING Friends! I’m back today with a new video featuring one of the cards from my recent class at The Queen’s Ink. The Oddball Alice in Wonderland Collection from Stamping Bella is full of fun images and this one is my favorites.

So sit back, get comfortable and let’s roll the video!

FTC Disclosure: as an affiliate for various companies in the craft industry, I will receive a small commission for purchases made through my convenient affiliate links, at no additional cost to you.

In case you missed it in the video, I also included a color map. The color scheme is pretty simple. Since this was a class card, I try to keep the number of markers to a minimum.

Rowhouse Greetings | Oddball White Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland Collection) by Stamping Bella [Color Map]

For the background, I stenciled the clock in the corner with the Clockwork Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz using Distress Oxides in Fossilized Amber and Candied Apple. Then I inked a corner of one of Wendy Vecchi’s stamps (Screen) with Delicata Inks in Golden Glitz and Rose Gold and randomly stamped the background. I stamped the sentiment multiple times with Ranger Archival Ink and added a few gears as embellishments.

That’s it for today! See you soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

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Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Copier Digital Cover, 100#
Stamps: Oddball White Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland Collection) by Stamping Bella; Screen by Stampers Anonymous – Wendy Vecchi
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs; Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger; Delicata in Golden Glitz and Rose Gold by Tsukineko; Distress Oxide Inks in Fossilized Amber and Candied Apple by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Clockwork Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Copics: C1, C3, C5 (fur); Y11, Y21, YR23, YR24 (collar); B91, B93, B95, B97 (jacket); Y11, Y21, YR23, YR24, BV10 (clock); R46 (hearts); E000, E01, E11 (inside ears)

New Class! Coloring With Copics – Oddball Alice in Wonderland – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a new Copic markers class featuring the Oddball Alice in Wonderland Collection from Stamping Bella. In this class, you will make three whimsical cards featuring basic Copic techniques as well as embossing and ink blending. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!   CLASS FEE $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM 
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Copic Markers to Bring to Class

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV25: Grayish Violet
  • BG10: Cool Shadow
  • BG11: Moon White
  • BG23: Coral Sea
  • BG15: Aqua
  • Y11: Pale Yellow
  • Y21: Buttercup Yellow
  • YR23: Yellow Ochre
  • YR24: Pale Sepia
  • R24: Prawn
  • R46: Strong Red
  • B91: Pale Grayish Blue
  • B93: Light Crockery Blue
  • B95: Light Grayish Cobalt
  • B97: Night Blue
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E01: Pink Flamingo
  • E04: Lipstick Natural
  • E11: Barley Beige
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • C5: Cool Gray No. 5
  • 0: Colorless Blender

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Class Cards

Rowhouse Greetings | Oddball White Rabbit by Stamping Bella
Rowhouse Greetings | Oddball Alice in Wonderland by Stamping Bella
Rowhouse Greetings | Oddball Caterpillar by Stamping Bella

New Class! Welcome Fall – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a new Copic markers class featuring Oddball and Tiny Townie stamps from Stamping Bella. In this class, you will make two cards featuring stamps from Stamping Bella with emphasis on basic Copic techniques. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!   CLASS FEE $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
To register, call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Copic Markers to Bring to Class

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV20: Dull Lavender
  • BV23: Grayish Lavender
  • BV25: Grayish Violet
  • R24: Prawn
  • YR21: Cream
  • YR23: Yellow Ochre
  • YR27: Tuscan Orange
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG17: Grass Green
  • YG67: Moss
  • BG000: Pale Aqua
  • BG70: Ocean Mist
  • BG72: Ice Ocean
  • BG75: Abyss Green
  • E04: Lipstick Natural
  • E11: Barley Beige
  • E25: Caribe Cocoa
  • E50: Egg Shell
  • E51: Milky White
  • 0: Colorless Blender

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape