Shocking, I know--posting two days in a row? I told you that I was trying to get back my head back in the game! :-) This Power Poppy Berry It digital image made me happy! I started by printing my Berry It image in a reddish-brown color, and the sentiment in a reddish-purple color. (If you're still trying to figure out how to print digital images in color, Julie Koerber has an excellent tutorial on that process HERE.)
Here I've colored my Copic Marker greens. (You can click on any picture to make it larger, as always.) In case you can't see the colors clearly enough, they are: YG01, YG03, YG17, G29, YG11, E81, E84, and E87.
How about those Copic REDS? Delicious! From left to right, I used: RV10, RV23, RV25, RV29, R39, and RV99. For the berries that aren't ripened, I used G40, E81, E84, and E87. I also used my Copic 0 Colorless Blender extensively to add highlights on my berries.
I still needed to do something with those two little raspberry blossoms. Since I was working on white paper, I knew that I would have to add some color around the blossoms in order to make them stand out. I used Copic YG00 and G40 in the flower centers, C1 to shade a bit within the flowers, and W0 on the outside of the flowers to make them pop as whiter. While I was pleased with the look of the image at this point, when I started trying to find a patterned paper in my stash that would work with the image, I had nothing that would work well. I found some pretty Bo Bunny Autumn Song paper that would almost work, but cream cardstock as a background would be better than white cardstock. What to do? Change the background, of course! I used my Copic YR30, YR31, and 0 markers to effect that change. (You can see what I did in the next picture down.)
In addition to the Copic markers listed above, I used two Spica Glitter pens on the stems and twiny-viney pieces: Mint and Melon. Finally, I used a Kirarina White Pearl WINK pen to add hard-edged highlight, and what a difference that little addition made! (Compare the two pictures above to see the difference.) I could get a softer-edged highlight using my Colorless Blender, but the white pen allowed me to get a really crisp, stark highlight.
From clean and white to cream and vintage--presto, change-o, thanks to my Copic YR30, YR31, and 0! Yes, I love this Power Poppy Berry It image--hope you've enjoyed it too. Would you like to see how others have handled this same image? The blogs below have featured Berry It today as well, and they've done a fabulous job!