Studio Katia • COPIC Coloring Over Distress Smooshing Background

COPIC coloring over distress ink smooshing. With Studio Katia Together We Bloom. Card by @craftwalks

Hi friends,

Today I want to share a card made using Studio Katia Together We Bloom stamp set. This set has several very beautiful floral images and you know me – floral stamps are my favorite to work with.

COPIC coloring over distress ink smooshing. With Studio Katia Together We Bloom. Card by @craftwalks

I’ve been wanting to try this technique for a long time, since I first time saw Kelly Latevola showed it. The main idea of this technique is to create a background using Distress Inks and then color over with COPICs.

I don’t know what is my problem, but for some reason I always was thinking that these two cannot be combined. Which is absolutely not true.

To start my card off I created an distress ink smooshing background using Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Moved Lawn onto a Tim Holtz watercolor panel. I pressed each ink pad onto a sandwich bag, sprayed them with water and placed the panel on them. Then I turned the paper with the bag over and with my fingers smudged inks as I wanted it all over the panel. I learned this trick from Kristina Werner when was at Simon Says Stamp CREATE event a couple weeks ago.

COPIC coloring over distress ink smooshing. With Studio Katia Together We Bloom. Card by @craftwalks

Then I stamped floral cluster using COPIC friendly Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. I used masking paper to create masks for my flower to stamp them not overlapped. I tried to stamp flower over yellow and pink inks smooshing, and leaves over green. On the other hand I didn’t try to be very precise, which was almost impossible even if I’d try. I got parts of flowers stamped over green ink, and leaves over pink and yellow. As you can see in the end result – it didn’t really matter.

The flowers and leaved then were colored using COPIC markers. The flowers stamped over yellow ink I colored with yellow markers, used red markers to color over pink ink and leaves were colored with green.

COPIC coloring over distress ink smooshing. With Studio Katia Together We Bloom. Card by @craftwalks

After I finished my coloring I trimmed the panel to 3.75 x 5″. For the sentiment I choose very beautiful Thank You from Thank You So Much stamp set which I also stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. This was an epic fail decision as my sentiment blended in with stamped florals. This happens with me all the time – after so much work put into a card I can ruin it with the last action. Of course I didn’t want to discard this card and all that work I invested in it. So I added shadow to the sentiment using white gel pen and this seemed to improve the situation. With the same pen I also added several dots around the florals. Along with color droplets, which I made with the same inks and small brush (just diluted some ink with water, picked up with brush and sprinkled all over the panel).

Also I covered the floral images with Clear Wink Of Stella. Of course it’s not visible on photos, but it is in real life.

I added several clear droplets of different sizes. Sometimes people as me what adhesive I use for these transparent droplets. I always use Ranger Multi Medium Adhesive in Matte finish. It dries clear and is not visible through clear droplets. Plus – this is very strong adhesive. I always use it for small non paper embellies like sequins, dots etc.

COPIC coloring over distress ink smooshing. With Studio Katia Together We Bloom. Card by @craftwalks

Lastly I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base I made out of Neenah Solar White cardstock. To  mount my panel I used a piece of white fun foam, cut a bit smaller then the panel, which I adhered with very strong Xtreme adhesive (it works great for stubborn surfaces, like foam or watercolor paper).

I really like the result I get. And of course I should give all credits to Kelly, who I learned this technique from.

Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Tara Prince

    May 9, 2017

    Beautiful flowers!

    • Reply

      Svitlana Shayevich

      May 15, 2017

      Thank you, Tara!

  2. Reply

    Karen L K

    May 10, 2017

    Wow!! That is a fantastic card!

    • Reply

      Svitlana Shayevich

      May 15, 2017

      Thank you, Karen!

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