Tuesday, February 3, 2009

InStyle Stamps Sneak Peek #2 - meet Lilah!

So, are you ready for another sneak peek of the new InStyle Stamps Anime line? Well, judging from all the email I've been getting, someone certainly is! LOL! So without further ado, meet Lilah!

Isn't she fun? And oh, so polite! LOL! Do you think her boyfriend will comply with her request when she has asked so sweetly?

The gorgeous papers, ribbon slider, and brads are all part of the InStyle Stamps Love and Romance Inspiration kit#2. Get yours while supplies last!

I tried something a little bit different with Lilah. I've been hearing great things about using colored pencils and odorless turpenoid with copic markers to add extra depth, and decided to give it a go. I colored Lilah with my copic markers, but didn't use as many colors or do as much blending as I usually do. After I was finished with the copics, I colored right over the marker with my new Koh-i-noor pencils to add shading and depth. Then I dipped a paper stump (special blending tool that looks like a pencil but is made entirely of paper) into the odorless turpenoid to wet the tip and used it to blend and smooth out my pencil color. Repeat as needed. I need to practice a bit more, but I'm pretty happy with the way this turned out. The pencil lines just disappear, and it gives you a much richer color than you get with watercolor pencils.

Would you like a chance to work with Lilah and the other gorgeous stamps in the new Anime line? Then be sure to check out the InStyle Stamps design team call. We are taking applications until 2/16/09. Hope to hear from you!


Janet said...

oh she is lovely!!! love the colours as well!!!

Jennie said...

Isn't she cute! Great image and love your coloring...great job! The dp is awesome :o)

Bev said...

She's adorable Melissa! Brilliant colouring too
hugs Bev x

Cathy said...

She is too sassy and fun!! Love the colors!

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