Kristy Dalman is the talented owner/artist/designer of Some Odd Girl digital stamps. On her blog, The Odd Girl, Kristy is celebrating her birthday by hosting a month of How Tos, Tutorials and Giveaways throughout October. Check it out, and be sure to enter her Copic 25th Anniversary Set giveaway by October 31st!
Read on to learn Kristy’s technique for coloring gingerbread cookies with Copic markers:
Hi everyone! Today I’ve got a really simple and easy tutorial for you! We’re coming up on the holiday season and one of the big things we do is holiday baking. Fudge especially here So I thought I’d share with you how I got the texture on the gingerbread cookies on this card.
Do they look good enough to eat? To get started first you need to stamp your treats onto your paper (I use the XPress It) with Memento Espresso Truffle Ink. You can use whatever color you’d like but the Espresso Truffle is a really nice dark brown that adds to the cookie look.
Next, gather your Copics. I’m using E40, E41, E42, E43, E44 and 0. Start out by laying down a nice smooth layer of E40 on all the areas you want to have the cookie look. After that we are going to start adding texturing using a random swirly motion with the very tip of the brush tip.
Start with E41, then add in more with E42, not blending between. Closer to the edges, add more in with E43 and E44. The cookie is flat so you won’t be worrying about making him look dimensional, which is why adding texture helps alot! After you’ve done that, go over the whole thing again with E40 to bring it together.
You can keep adding more layers and texture until you get it how you like!
Lastly, I went in with my 0 (colorless blender) and added some more of the swirly randomness just to add a bit more texture. You can also do that with some colorless blender on a cloth, dabbing it on.
I hope this simple tutorial helps give your cookies some more crunch!
Stamps: Some Odd Girl – Gingerbread Kaylee
Pattern Papers: Echo Park, Studio Calico
Copic Sketch Markers: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E71, E74, E77, R01, R24, R37, R59, 0
Ink: Memento Expresso Truffle, Olive Grove and Ladybug
Find Kristy on the web:
Copic Color: http://www.copiccolor.com/
Some Odd Girl Shop: http://www.someoddgirl.com/