Welcome to a new 7 part video series, featuring ‘Bork’ stamp set (Ink Road Stamps), showing you how to take a single image and use it many different ways. I will also be featuring a great sentiment set called ‘Compliments Volume 2’.
When Lara from Ink Road Stamps put out a call to name the stamp sets in the last release, I saw these puppies, and my brain went into meme-mode. I put forth the suggestion of ‘Bork’ and was delighted when she named the set using my suggestion! Thanks Lara!
In todays video I’m going to show you how I coloured each of the six puppies in this set with Copic markers. I received a lot of great feedback when I first coloured these little guys, and wanted to show you how you can use different techniques to personalise the pups.
LESSON 1 – There’s no rule that says you MUST colour the entire stamp, even when using Copic markers. For some of these puppies, I’ve coloured them all over, but for others I’ve just added a little shadow here and there to add depth.
One of my favourite things to do is to add little wrinkle lines under their eyes … I feel like it gives them a little extra personality.
Another choice I made was to use a limited palette. Working with a limited palette kind of forces you to get creative by adding more colour into some areas to darken them up, and less into areas you want to keep light and bright. It also means less choices to make and less markers to carry if you are colouring on the go.
I will use each of these coloured pups in the projects in the rest of this video series, and have included a list of the materials I used in this video below.
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad (also available in Dewdrop)
Tonic Tim Holtz Travel Stamp Platform
XPress It Blending Card, A4
Dog 1: W1, W3, W5, R000, R30, R20, R32, B000
Dog 2: E70, E71, E74, E77, R000, R30, R20, R32, B000
Dog 3: E31, E33, E35, R000, R30, R20, R32, B000
Dog 4: W1, W3, W5, R000, R30, R20, R32, B000
Dog 5: W1, W3, W5, R000, R30, R20, R32, B000
Dog 6: R000, R30, R20, R32, B000
Now I think it’s time to check out the video!