I’m delighted to be guesting for Reverse Confetti this month as a ‘Fetti Friend and I’m kicking things off with a coloring-two-ways look at the cute new Paw Prints set :D I was so taken with this set and yet I couldn’t make up my mind whether to Copic color or watercolor so I did both! I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
Starting out with the Copic colored version I stamped the dog, doghouse, sign and bones from the Paw Prints set in black ink on white card and die cut with the matching dies before coloring with Copics and then adding depth and detail with colored pencils.
I must admit that for the background I broke out the watercolors. I did think about creating an ink blended background but in the end thought it would be easier to achieve the look I wanted with watercolors. I dug though my watercolor card stash until I found one which was more white than the others. It’s a little bugbear of mine that the white card I like is well white LOL and watercolor card is often creamy in color. Sorry that’s my OCD kicking in! However, the watercolor card I found didn’t compare favorably with my usual Arches so despite its lovely whiteness I won’t be moving across to this for the future. If you know of a really nice white watercolor card please pop a note in the comments :D
I stamped one of the cute sentiments on white card and trimmed in to a banner and then mounted all the elements on the watercolored background. I mounted the panel on a Mist card base and accessorized with sequins.
For the watercolored version I stamped the same images on Arches watercolor card and die cut with their matching dies and then watercolored. As before I went in afterwards and added depth and details with colored pencils.
As above for the Copic colored version I watercolored a background, stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of card, mounted the images on the watercolored panel then on to a Mist card base before finally adding sequins.
The thing is even after this experiment I can’t decide which version I like best! I like the finer detail you can get with the smooth card and Copic coloring and yet I like the character and texture you get with watercoloring. Ever the indecisive!
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D