I selected an adorable Magnolia stamp called Leaning Tilda. This wonderful, versatile stamp is currently in stock at iCopic at this time. Check out all their adorable Magnolia stamps.
Leaning Tilda (Magnolia)
The technique I am using today will be "MASKING". This is a great technique when you want to provide a background for your image or you want to ground your image. My little Leaning Tilda image needs to be positioned within a circle or she needs to lean on something. I did not want to sketch anything today so I used a stone wall stamp that I already had in my stash. Take a sneak peak at the new stamps I will be able to use with my little Tilda in the future HERE and HERE. How Cool is that! (So Christmas isn't over, wink, wink!)
I stamped my image on Cryogen (Curious Metallic, Inc) Not all paper is equal. Some paper will leave a waxy coat on your Copic pends and ruin your nibs. This paper is wonderful and will not cause problems with your precious Copic Markers.
The image is stamped a second time on some scratch copy paper (any lightweight paper) and cut out with a fine tip scissor to form a mask. I like to use the Cutter Bee scissor (Ek Success). I find that post-it Notes make great masks as well. Cardstock is too think for me and I find that when I stamp over the top, I do not get a clean finish. Place the mask over the top of your focal image and stamp the stone wall image on top.
Image with mask on top
The image will look like this. TIP: Save the mask!. I use them over and over again. As you can tell, this Tilda mask has been loved and used many times! I place them in a see through envelope and keep the masks with their respective stamps. That way, they are easy to find and it saves a lot of time!
Remove the mask and .... it's magic. You have the little Tilda leaning on a stone wall.
Finish coloring the stone wall and your focal image with your Copic Alcohol Ink Markers.
Skin Tone: E000, #11, a touch of E13 and R20
Hair: C0, C3, C5, C7, C9
Blouse: R000, R20, R22, R24, R39
White Ruffle Trim: C0, C1
Jeans: B21, B24, B27
Stone Wall: W00, W0, W3, W5 highlighted with R0
This is a close-up of the cute little image. Isn't she just the cutest little thing?
This is a close up of my hand quilled flower I created to coordinate with my flowered designer paper.
I plan to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes!
- Make It Monday _ Anything Goes!
- Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes!
- Anything Challenge - Anything Goes!