I loved this stunning IO stamp set from the first time I saw it and thanks to the outstanding video(s) from Sandy Allnock I have coloured the giraffe with cheap alcohol markers and it really looks like a giraffe.
Oké, a special one that’s true because this is a giraffe with a scarf, LOL.
Also a big thanks to Heidi, https://www.makeyourlifecolourful.com/, for sending me the great SN acohol marker proof ink pad.
I first stamped the scarf and then masked that off with masking paper to stamp the giraffe. I also extended the giraffe on the bottom, like Sandy did in her video, with a black artist marker.
Because the colours Sandy has used go together so well I decided to keep the same colour palette.
Then the colouring started and I noticed very quickly that I had to do it in smaller parts otherwise the markers wouldn’t blend very well. I have to say that while using them the flow of the ink went better and also the blending. It’s by far not perfect because I hardly use the markers, so I don’t know them well but it was fun to use them.
If you don’t know Sandy Alnock and her great art, you would be very surprised to read that my shadow colour was a purple hue. She uses that often and I must say, scary as it was, it is great shadowing with purple!
When the colouring of the giraffe was finished I noticed that my colours bled beyond the stamping lines.
I know that you can use a colourless blender to fix that but it didn’t work here. So I decided that I would colour the scarf first and then I would fussy cut my giraffe.
Because the tufts on top of his head are difficult to cut out proper I will cut them off and stamp them on the panel first before I adhere the cut out giraffe on it.
The few fringes that hang outside the image I will draw by hand.
This is going to be the front of a pop up card, so in a later post you can see the finishing of the front and the inside. Stay safe and happy colouring!
The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
Sandy Allnock blog: http://sandyallnock.com/
Sandy Allnock blog post Baby Giraffe : http://sandyallnock.com/quick-giraffe-card-and-yes-they-wear-scarves/
Sandy Allnock YouTube video Baby Giraffe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3UjeQDm2KA&feature=emb_logo
Alcohol marker friendly paper
Impression Obsession stamp set. Baby Giraffe
Spectrum Noir Finesse Noir Black ink, this is a alcohol proof dye ink.
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Marker S Black
Unbranded Alcohol Markers
Uniball Signo White gel pen