Friday, August 12, 2011

Back to School Doorknob Hanger

It's time to start getting the kiddies accustomed to the idea that school will be back in session soon. The lazy summer routine of sleeping late, playing until sunset, and long carefree days, will be replaced with a more hectic schedule. So why not make it fun by hanging this cute tag on their door as a gentle fun reminder that school is just around the corner.
The adorable frog with her box of crayons is a product of Primsy Doodle's Lisa Mullins-Craig. I just love her artwork!
This is a new digital stamp from Primsy Doodles back to school images.
I printed the digital stamp on to white cardstock using my printer and then colored it in with my Copic markers. I then mounted it on to decorative paper, and adhered it to my door hanger. (The door hanger template I created using my cutting machine software.)
I finished it off by adding some ribbon, a daisy button and doodling with a white gel pen. Thanks for looking!


Maria said...

What colors do you have of Copics. I only have 3 colors and 1 blender but I haven't used them much. I was thinking about trying to use digi stamps and would like to know what you think works the best when coloring with digi stamps. I read another post where the lady used colored pencils either with a copic blender or baby oil. Do you only use copics?
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Karel said...

Hi Maria, In answer to your questions, I have approx 70-80 copic colors but I also use other mediums when coloring digital stamps. I do use colored pencils with gamsol (mineral spirits) and sometimes use distress inks for coloring too. I've even used the Copics and then shaded over top with colored pencil to get a more dramatic shading. All three of these methods work well with digital stamps. It just depends on which one you prefer and the look you are trying to achieve. Usually I find the pencil and MS method achieve a softer look and the copics a more dramatic look. For me the copics are just quicker. For tutorials on how to do the pencil or copics just check on You Tube. There are a ton of how to videos. If I can be of any assistance just let me know.

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a fantastic project and such a cute image x
Great way to get the kids used to the fact that school is starting soon x
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