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This one I went a little simpler with my coloring style and really enjoyed it! I masked my image first. Then stamped the stalk of corn from an old (retired) Stampin' Up! set, repeatedly, using distress inks I had smooshed out onto a palate. I then, lightly and quickly, colored in the corn field with the remaining ink on my palate. The sky was also colored using distress inks. The colors are a little more vivid in real life, but I couldn't get it to photograph properly. -oh, I didn't use watercolor paper, so I was trying to be real careful to use as little water as possible. Mini Pad Distress Ink colors: fossilized amber, mowed lawn, brushed corduroy, milled lavender and shaded lilac. I used my heat gun to help dry the paper and then left it under a heavy pile of papers to flatten out overnight. It was ready to go when I got to it the next morning!
The image is colored with Copic markers: Skin: E23, E11, lips: E04. Dress: E53, E33. Necklace: BG45. Hair and eyes: E77, E71. I also use a black or very dark grey Copic to go over the eyelashes, and a Sharpie XF white paint pen to make a dot of light. I think both these things really help the eye to draw attention! (A black multiliner would also be a good choice, and have a fine tip.)
The word is a die from Savvy Dies and I cute it 3 x; twice to build up under the card and the 3rd time right out of my card front, which I then layered on top. This makes it pop a little more too.
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