Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

I’m so excited because today I’m guest designing for Gerda Steiner Designs! I absolutely adore these stamps, they are so cute and fun! There’s such fun animals in this new stamp set, Party Animals which also has a matching die set. Fun, right!

Masking a Scene

So, today we’re doing a couple of things, first we are going to mask a scene so that there are images behind one another. So in order to do this you have to first figure out what image you want in the front and in the back. You can add as many images as you want to a scene. It’s so much fun to create different looks with one stamp set.

I chose my gorilla stamp to be closest, so I fully stamped my gorilla in Memento Black ink and onto my Copic Xpress it Blending Paper. Then I stamped him again onto a scrap paper, I always use patterned paper scraps to do this, then I cut him out, with some fussy cutting. Then, lay the patterned paper chimp over your actual image you’re going to color. Now, you’re going to ink up the stamp you want behind, I’m using the ostrich, and stamp him where you want. Just like in this first photo.


Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

Animal Textures using Copic Markers

  • Now, color your image using N0, N1, N3 and N5. You don’t have to make it too detailed since we will do that when we add the texture, but you do want to add some shadows. You’ll make shadows with the N5 then blending out with the next color and so on, the darkest areas will be just behind the shoulder on the back and side, the outer part of the sides of the face, under the neck, under the chest and on the inner parts of the arms.

Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

  • Then use N9 to make tiny flicks and dots all over the gorilla, creating the hair like texture. Notice how I’ve even made the flicks come out of the outline just a little.

Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

  • Now, with the N5 we are going to shadow those shadowed areas again, making them stand out a little more.

Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

Then go back and add more N9.

Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

  • Time to add a different type of texture to the ostrich. We want more of a fluffy, feathery look. Now, using E41, E42 and E43 color the neck and when you get to the body, add spots until the body is fully covered. Then, start with a little bit of the E42, and then E43 and then fully cover with E41.

Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

  • We still want to define shadow areas so behind the neck and under the wing and some spots using E49 and E45.

Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

  • Then go over the entire body again with E43, blending all the colors in a little. When doing this you still want to ‘dot’.

Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

Mask and color a scene using Copic Markers

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This Post Has 13 Comments


    Really nice fun card for the men in our lives! Very detailed instructions as well.
    Thank You for joining and sharing your card with us on Watercooler Wednesday this week.

  2. Tracy Thompson

    Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  3. Penny Hanuszak

    Thanks Mindy for entering your card at the Watercooler Wednesday WWC111 Masculine challenge this week. Simply a great birthday card suitable for either an adult or adolescent male. Appreciate the masking and colouring tips too. You did a great job on this! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Marsha Reed

    Great card, Mindy. Thank you for the masking tips and coloring tips. And, thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

  5. Monika Reeck

    Oh Mindy
    you know I always love your coloring and many thanks for the Photo tutorial
    this Image so cuuteee and fit for Kids card..
    lovely scene lovely coloring this is my winner card Mindy
    Many thanks to joining with us at Cards und More this time
    Monika PS: would be thrilled if you like to visit back my DT card I try to coloring with shading too but not perfect like you did…I am in love with your coloring Mindy 🙂

  6. Elizabeth Hart

    Love, love this card! The animals are so darn cute. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  7. Maria Pilar

    Beautiful card. Great creation
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte#93
    Maria Pilar DT

  8. Mansdefada

    So sweet…I love Gerda Steiner designs!!
    Thanks for joining with us at Retarte.
    Yaiza, Dt

  9. shellshearer

    WOW! this is awesome, I just love how you have done the ground & grass

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this month, hope to see you again soon
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. Shannon

    Amazing card!!! Thank you for entering at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.
    DT Shannon x

  11. cohenna

    Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts Challenge 🙂

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