Monday, March 24, 2014

MarkerPOP!: Fixing Those Pesky Stamping Errors!

Hello everyone!    
Today I am sharing a Soft Violet color combo and a 
mini tutorial on fixing stamping errors. 

Soft Violet
B23, BV11, BV00 and BV0000
(Optional High Intensity BV25) 

 Lazy Susan Buggies (Whimsy Meljen's Designs)

See the leaf on your right?   When I am in a hurry I often get uneven stamping.  
There was a time when I would flip the paper over and re-stamp.   
Not necessary :D 

The 0.03 Copic Black Mulitiliner easily fixes the  stamping error. 
It would be difficult to see where the leaf did not 
stamp evenly.

That is just an easy peasy fix for stamping errors.   
Now, I will color the image and show you how the  error 
will will not show at all   
After all, can't we all use a few little tips along the way? :D 

The BV0000 was applied to the areas that I will want in shadow.  
This is a technique I use to test the water and see if I am satisfied with the shadow area.

BV23 was applied as my shadow color.  

When I have four colors in my basic combo, I have two mid-tones. 
Mid-tones comprise most of the image.     
B11 was applied from the shadow area and extended out a small amount. 

BV00, the lightest mid-tone was applied and gently flicked inward. 

BV0000, my highlight was applied.

The process was repeated on the second flower.   
It is best to work with small areas.   
This will allow the ink to remain wet and facilitate blending. 

For those who love high contrast, BV25 can be added to the areas very cautiously to 
areas that you want to have the least amount of light.  
My motto is "less is more".   
To use the high intensity in a small amount can give your image
 a more dramatic effect. 

The focal image, card base and designer paper accents were layered with 
Bazzell Gumdrop card stock.   
It is a great color that coordinates with violet!   

Disclosure:  I learned my coloring techniques from the fabulous Suzanne Dean, CMC.
Any bad habits I may have picked up I did so on my own! LOL

I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial!   

Come back soon and I hope you leave a comment!  

Hugs,  Marie


  1. Gorgous card Marie. Love the beautifully coloured image xx

  2. Hi Marie, Great card with your fantastic coloring. Thanks for the recipe for the soft violet. Your tutorial will help lots of people for using the multiliner. that have saved me so many times, I can't count. Have a fun filled night.

  3. Very nicely coloured Marie and thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

  4. This is gorgeous Marie! wow! Purple is my favourite colour and the effect you created in the flowers is just stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!!! xx

  5. What a beautiful card marie, awesome coloring. Thanks for tutorial, it sure helps :).

  6. Loved how you showed how to take care of a stamping mistake. Your care is so cute, love the layout and your colors are wonderful. On my blog I showed how to hide a big coloring mistake. Take care my friend.
    Hugs, Pat

  7. Lovely image, and nice tutorial. Thanks for taking time to write this up. I've found those multi liners to be a life saver. Also enjoyed the way you added the shadows to the petals first, rather than the lighter colors, as is usual. My eye usually does not like the 'strong contrast', so that's something I have to work hard to achieve that look. TFS such a beautiful card and some good tips. Hugs

  8. this is another gorgeous card Marie.

    gr karin

  9. Replies
    1. Thank you so much. It was a fun card to color!


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