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What Do You Color With?? Youtube Hop with Distress Oxide Inks and Funny Hat Digital Image!

Hi friends! 
I am so excited to share with you my first Youtube Hop! 
This fun hop consists of ten participants who are all sharing coloring techniques with different mediums. 
Needless to say, I was thrilled to be invited to participate!
For this hop, I used the Funny Hat digital image kindly donated by Julia Spiri (available via etsy and Facebook). Be sure to join her VIP Club on Facebook to receive images like the one below for free! Details on that are available on her Facebook page.
(Thank you Julia for this adorable image!!)
 I colored the image using Ranger Oxide Inks in different colors. I get those at Blitsy!
Finished image size is 4.25 x 5.5"
This is the adorable image Julia sponsored me with, and to allow the recipient to see all of the cute images Julia designed on this whimsical scene I began by printing it onto Mixed Media paper, and heat setting it to ensure the printer ink was completely dry.
Colors used are shown in my YouTube Video, link below.
To begin coloring, the first thing I did was to layer color washes with Oxide Inks from Ranger. This allowed me to color the image as I would with a watercolor palette. 
Selecting various colors and layering them together allowed me to achieve color gradients that blended beautifully and also kept their intensity.

Bow is from Nicole Silhouette, colored with Oxide Ink from Ranger
As I wanted to also add dimension to my card, I also decided to use Oxide inks and color small delicate flowers that I made using coffee filters.
This made my card appear as a scene in a garden.

To ensure the original detail of the image was not lost, I later traced the visible lines with a Micron pen in black, and then added sparkle with several Nuvo Drops by Tonic Studios.
I made sure to make it my own with a hint of glimmer using my favorite Gelly Roll Pen from Sakura.



Here you can see how I also fussy cut parts of the image to ensure I could use it on my card in its entirety. I also added the little drop heart die cut, also distressed with matching Oxide Ink.

For Gloss, I used different colored Nuvo Drops. For shimmer: Sakura Gelly Roll pen
This card was fun to make, and all the layers were cut using my Tonic Studios Memory Book Maker Dies. I am quite pleased, and if you'd like to see how I colored the image, and also participate in the giveaway, please visit my Youtube Channel. Be sure to watch and subscribe, and visit the other makers for an awesome day full of coloring videos and awesome prize opportunities!
Be inspired, Be Blessed!
~Raquel

Please watch the Video for TUTORIAL & GIVEAWAY!


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