Week 2a: The Shadow Knows – Copic Grays and Inktense

This week's technique focuses on a foolproof method of coloring images that have realistic shadows and bold, intense color.  I'm breaking this post into two parts.  You are viewing the first part.  Here is a link to the second. I love to use paper that has a resist pattern on it, as a starting point.  That way I know my contrast is already built in somewhere.  You can use a paper with a … [Read more...]

Week 1: Gelli Alcohol Shots technique

This week we are concentrating on the Gelli Arts Printing Plate.  There are a lot of great resources on how to use this product with traditional acrylic paints.  But I wanted to show you a technique that is unique and something completely different -- using the Gelli plate with alcohol inks! There is a trick to this - and it's a simple household item that makes it work: alcohol-free gel hand … [Read more...]