I'm on my way to L.A. this morning to teach a couple of Copic Certification classes; I hope to see some of you there! While I had shared just a peek of this peony card on my Spellbinders Summer Spectacular post, I wanted to share the rest of the photos in today's post. My focal image is from the JustRite Papercraft Seeds of Summer stamp set, and I used both the Spellbinders Paper Arts S4-368 Hexagons and the S5-138 Octagon Strips and Accents, both to be released at Summer CHA.
I took a few pictures as I colored the peony image, starting with airbrushing some Copic B32 into the background, using my Hexagon die template as a mask for airbrushing. I kept the ink light and mostly avoided the blossom area; what little light blue ink got onto the blossom, I was able to push out with a Colorless Blender. I did not worry about the light blue ink on the leaves since pale blue would simply cool my greens a bit. (If I had wanted to airbrush a darker background, I would have cut a mask for the flower image.)
Here I have colored the greenery. I used that BV02 to cool some shadows.
Here I have finished the blossom. The Blue-Violet was used to cool shadows in a few places.
After I cut and embossed the Spellbinders Octagon Strips and Accents, I left the die templates in place while I airbrushed some RV95 to coordinate with the patterned paper that I used.
The second die template that I used was a Hexagon, with the focal image stamped on the hexagon shape. Papers are from a Six by Six A Beautiful Life pad by My Mind's Eye, and ribbon was dyed to coordinate with Copic reinkers. I added a touch of glitter at the center of the peony with a glue pen. That's it for today--thank you for visiting, and don't forget the Spellbinders Summer Spectacular!