A recent post on my own blog – “Embrace – Create – Redefine” – shows one way you could use the gorgeous Dies by SCACD – “Uncaged Bird” die, by colouring the diecut with Twinkling H20s or another colouring medium. This time I decided to play with my alcohol based markers and airbrush.
* Dies by SCACD are available the US from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design OR in the UK from Quixotic Paperie *
I used a mixture of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copic Markers on this piece, and as I’ve experienced before, they worked beautifully together. I was totally engrossed in playing so unfortunately I forgot to note down all the colours I used, but if you have any questions I will try to answer them!
Firstly, I ran the die through my Cuttlebug with some white cardstock. I then took my chosen colouring paper – Make it Colour Blending Card – and with some repositionable glue, positioned the diecut on my paper. The repositionable glue is an essential here, as otherwise the airbrush will blow the diecut around, and using fingers or masking tape to hold it in place might obscure some of the detail (and leave you with blue fingers).
When happy with the positioning, I started airbrushing using Copic Markers in blue shades. I used two or three shades to build up colour.
Dies by SCACD collection would also be perfect for this with all their beautiful detail. Give it a go, and share if you do – I’d love to see your creations.