New Class! Merry Mermaids – Tuesday, August 28th at The Queen’s Ink

Join me at the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, August 28th for a new Copic marker class featuring a variety of fun mermaid themed stamps from Impression Obsession.  We’ll make three cards in this class, with emphasis on creating simple mixed media backgrounds to compliment your Copic coloring. Details are below. 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, August 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid Tail by Impression Obsession Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid Jessie by Impression Obsession Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid JB by Impression Obsession

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 bring all your markers to class and 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.

  • V20: Wisteria
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y38: Honey
  • R22: Light Prawn *
  • R24: Prawn *
  • YG06: Yellowish Green
  • BG10: Cool Shadow
  • BG13: Mint Green
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • B05: Process Blue
  • B18: Lapis Lazuli
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Cotton Pearl
  • E21: Soft Sun
  • E93: Tea Rose
  • 0: Colorless Blender

* NOTE: R32 (Peach) and R35 (Coral) can be substituted for the R22/R24 combination.

OTHER SUPPLIES:  Please bring

  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills)
  • Distress Oxide ink pads in Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid Tail by Impression Obsession

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid Jessie by Impression Obsession

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid JB by Impression Obsession

Laurel Burch Mermaid Fish by Stampendous

I’m following up today with the supply list from the second card that I taught at Tuesday’s Copic class at The Queen’s Ink. This one features another Laurel Burch image – the Mermaid Fish stamp set from Stampendous. This is one of those iconic Laurel Burch images that you could probably do in just about any color combination as long as it’s bright. Stampendous provides a coloring guide for the Laurel Burch images which I usually look at as a starting point to select a few colors to help get me started.

Once again, I used Dylusions mixed media card as my base, blending from dark to light with Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. I spritzed the paper with water and then blotted it with paper towel to add a little texture. Once the background was dry, I used the waves stamp included in the set for the background, stamping with Versamark and heat embossing with Gold Detail Embossing Powder from Ranger. I stamped the mermaid and fish images onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with the Copic markers listed below. When complete, I used the coordinating dies to cut the mermaid and fish and adhered them to the base with foam squares. I added a few dew drop embellishments from Honey Bee Stamps to add a little dimension and sparkle.

I’ll be back at the Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, July 31st to color some of the fabulous Laurel Burch horses. Come join us! You can register online or call the store at (301) 497-9449.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Dylusions Mixed Media Cardstock; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Laurel Burch Mermaid Fish  by Stampendous
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch; Versamark by Tsukineko
Dies: Mermaid Fish Coordinating Dies by Stampendous; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Ranger Embossing Powder in Gold Detail; Water Lily Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics:  E000, E00, E21 (skin); E00, E07, E21, E23, Y32 (hair); B01, B02, B04, B66 (mermaid fin); Y02, Y15, Y19, BG13, V04, YG06 (flowers and fish)

Mermaids by Penny Black

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaids by Penny BlackI’ve been on a mermaid kick lately. I’m teaching a class next month at The Queen’s Ink that features the Laurel Burch Mermaid stamp set by Stampendous. But I’ve had my eye on this set of mermaids by Penny Black for awhile now and decided that it was time to pull them out and start coloring.

If you’ve been following my posts lately, you know that I’ve started mixing other media into my cards along with Copic coloring. I stamped the image on Spectrum Noir’s Ultra Smooth Cardstock and colored the image with the Copic markers noted below. I pulled out some gel pens and (patiently) embellished the mermaid and fish with layers of dots in white, gold, and silver to add texture and hints of glimmer and shine. After the gel ink dried, I taped down my card and the Burlap Layering Stencil to my work surface and applied layers of Distress Ink in Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, and Scattered Straw to create the background.

In retrospect, shades of aqua and blue might have been more appropriate, but I wanted the stenciled background to complement the gold tones that I had added with the gel pen and stand out from the aqua design paper background. When I was finished stenciling, I scattered a few Dew Drops from Honey Bee Stamps across the card and called it a day!

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaids by Penny Black

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock by Spectrum Noir; Sea-Maiden Two (*) by Authentique
Stamps: Mermaids by Penny Black
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, and Scattered Straw
Dies: Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Burlap Layering Stencil by Stamper’s Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Uniball Gell Pens in White and Gold; Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Silver; Dew Drops in Oceanside by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E93, V20, Y21 (skin); E50, E42, E43, E44, Y21, V20 (hair); Y02, Y15, Y19, YR04, V20 (starfish); B21, B23, B18, V20, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR04 (tail & fin)

New Class! Colorful Tropics Featuring Laurel Burch, June 26, 2018 at The Queen’s Ink

I am returning to the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, June 26th to teach a Copic marker class featuring Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous!. I will lead the class through the creation of two cards, highlighting the use of other media such as stencils, embellishment mousse, and embossing powders to create backgrounds to compliment your Copic coloring. Details are below. 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, June 26, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Mermaid by Stampendous!

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Leopard Jungle by Stampendous!

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 bring all your markers to class and 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.

  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • Y32: Cashmere
  • Y35: Maize
  • Y38: Honey
  • YR04: Chrome Orange
  • YG06: Yellowish Green
  • BG13: Mint Green
  • B01: Mint Blue
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • B04: Tahitian Blue
  • B66: Clematis
  • V01: Heath
  • V04: Lilac
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Skin White
  • E07:  Light Mahogany
  • E21: Soft Sun
  • E23: Hazelnut
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring 2-3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills), liquid glue that dries clear (such as Ranger Multi Medium Matte), scissors suitable for fussy cutting, foam adhesive squares, and a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.

Mermaid Shellina by Make It Crafty

Just finished up a new project in celebration of Make It Crafty sponsor week over at the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook group. This card features the digital image Mermaid Shellina by Make It Crafty. I’m not usually a mermaid person, but something about this image was just captivating and I had to give it a try. I didn’t want the image background to remain white, but wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. So after some experimentation, I decided to use a light color combination to achieve a glow around the central characters.

In my stash, I had a sheet of cardstock from American Crafts – Aqua Wave – that was perfect for the card background, giving the impression of both bubbles and waves. I added a chipboard sentiment, also from Make It Crafty, that I colored with Copic markers in an ombre pattern to coordinate with the colors of my mermaid. After coloring the chipboard, I covered the letters with Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to add some gloss. You can achieve the same effect with Ranger’s Glossy Accents.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post. Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Aqua Wave double sided cardstock by American Crafts
Stamp
Mermaid Shellina (*) by Make It Crafty
Die: Fancy Rectangle Build a Card Die Set (*) by Creative Basics by Rhea
Embellishment: Hello Word Chipboard (*) by Make It Crafty; Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic in Morning Dew (*)
Copics: E000, E00, E21, V20 (skin); Y21, Y38, YR21 (hair); B000, B02, B05, BG10, BG11, V04, white gel pen (fin); YG03, YG07, YG21, G09, G19, Y02 (seahorse); B0000, B000, BG10, BG11, Y0000, 0 (background)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.