Monday, March 12, 2012

Experiment! No black lines Copic coloring.

I've been very taken with the projects that I've seen online that use the "No black lines" Copic coloring technique. I saw a killer tutorial over on Lime Tart's blog.

I had only seen people colored this way, so being me, I decided to try this technique using one of my most favorite Bombshell Stamps, the ship from the Homeward Bound set.

Here it is!

I'll definitely be trying this technique again (in fact I have a project on my desk), with some modifications. First off, I need some full sized Memento inkpads since the small pads were a pita for this usage.

So, I stamped using London Fog Memento ink. The gray was a bit too dark, but I worked around it and made the sails gray and the clouds purple 'n pink using BV23, 20, and RV0000. I wasn't happy with the clouds, but it was late so I went to bed. The next morning I looked at it with new eyes and decided to keep going, so I did and am moderately pleased with it. The running lights and brightwork on the ship were touched with Glaze pen for dimension and shine and I used an Inkssentials White pen for the whitecaps/foam on the sea.

The map/compass Kraft paper is from the Ideology Kraft Resist stack. Love that stuff. I made a small sailor's knot using hemp twine and called it done. I will likely add a sentiment on a tag when I decide the recipient and occasion.

Thanks for visiting today.

I shall be entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp "Anything Goes" challenge.
Always Crafting "Anything Goes" challenge.
Make it Monday: "Anything Goes"


  1. Wow, another gorgeous creation! Love the no black lines coloring and the scene you created!

  2. This is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
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  3. This looks amazing! Will have to give this technique a go myself.

  4. Great card Kathi!! I havn't been brave enough to try this yet but this looks wonderful :)

  5. This is great! Fantastic colouring and really love the paper you have used in the background! Saw this on MIM
    Nat -x-

  6. Great job on trying a new technique. Now you got my mind going, gonna have to try it. Great card. Thank for the inspiration and sharing on MIM.

  7. Hi

    Wow, you really did an awesome job with this technique!!

    Your colouring is just amazing.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  8. Thank you for joining into the fun over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog, thank you for sharing your wonderfull project. Hugs Terry xxxx