Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MFP Blog Hop Day 2 - Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
April Blog Hop

Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured April 28
Paper Doll Sophia

Featured April 29
Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go

Featured April 30
Big Trees

Featured May 1
Small Flowers

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 2, 2015, on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday, May 1, 2015, at 10:00 PM EST.

I'm continuing my Copic techniques today with the second set of paper doll stamps -- Paper Doll Sophia Let's Go.

Here's Sophia ready for cold weather in her overcoat and boots.

The technique I used on Sophia's coat gives some texture to an otherwise flat surface, using Colorless Blender fluid from the refill bottle.

Color the area you want texturized in your marker of choice.  I used an olive green for her coat.

Choose a cloth with some texture.  I used a terrycloth dish towel.

Squirt some of the colorless blender fluid onto the cloth and then pat onto the colored image.  You'll probably be able to cover the entire area (unless it's a really large area) without having to re-wet your cloth.  You can see the subtle texture in this photo.

I finally made a card using Sophia. 

I chose a piece of My Mind's Eye patterned paper which looked a bit like a picture frame to highlight Sophia.  Then I added the flowers and word bubble.

My technique for her dress is the same as the previous outfit except that the texture is a little bolder.

Color your area in your marker of choice, this time a lime green.

Choose a cloth with lots of texture.  I used a knitted dish cloth.  You can see the bumps and open spaces in my dish cloth.

Here you can see the bolder texture.

I hope you enjoyed this technique and will give it a try.  Now it's time to visit the blogs of the rest of the team.  Hopefully, you'll get some inspiration from everyone this month.  Be sure to comment often.  The more you comment, the better the chance you have to win a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!


wannabcre8tive said...

Sophia looks great in her coat and boots. I like how you gave the coat the textured look. A very pretty card, I like the lime green dress and the pretty flowers. Thank you for the tips.

kReN said...

I love this technique for adding texture. TFS!

Janine said...

Like how you added texture

Stampsnob. said...

Don't need that here but it is very nice Good job on the card......Lis DT

stamping sue said...

thank you for the copic lessons.
Sophia is looking good!
stamping sue

Pam MacKay said...

Thanks so much for sharing another fun technique!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Lois, I like your different seasonal looks!

MariLynn said...

Those are both really neat textures that you achieved for her outfits. Thanks for sharing how you did them.

Ravengirl said...

Nice Lois! That is very cool texture on Sophia's clothing today!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

I love this technique and it looks ideal with your Sophia's clothes!

Vickie Y said...

Great texture technique; beautifully dressed paper doll and gorgeous card.

Peggie Sue @ Maxx and Boo said...

Super great tips for texturizing your Copic coloring! Love your ladies too.

Terri Winske said...

Thanks so much for explaining the textured technique! It looks beautiful on her coat.

ionabunny said...

Fabulous cards. Love her outfits. Hugz