Friday, July 27, 2012

No-Border Tutorial

Happy Friday TPE Fans!!
This week Joni created a super FUN card for the Summer Challenge using a No-Border technique.  She posted a tutorial on her blog and gave us permission to share it with you here...Thanks Joni!!

Ink up your image in a light color
(I use Pretty in Pink by Stampin' Up or Memento Angel Pink)
at first it may look like a project gone wrong:
Start coloring in your main base of skin tone (R00):
Now fill in your other layer of skin tones (YR00 and E95 for shading):
 I know she's looking kind of funny, right?
Especially since that picture came out the WORSE and there was no way I could go back. ;)
But grab a good fine point pen and draw in the details (Copic multiliner .5):
Now start coloring in the hair (100, N7, N4):
(See? She looks better already. heehee! And I moved to a different part of my table...)
I like to 'flick' my copics and follow the direction of the original lines,
which I think keeps the 'movement' of the hair (100, N7):
Fill in the white part with your lightest color (N4):
Work in small sections to keep your copics wet which blends best.
Here is another part of her hair:
{part 1}
{part 2 blended}
And then the rest of it:
Now the fun part!
Start working on her other details (eye shadow, cheeks -R93, and swimsuit):
As well as the other important stuff:
And now you're done! :)

So there you have it, Cheeky in all her no-border splendor.
I hope you all give it a try - it's a very rewarding technique!
I also like to keep the original image with outline close at hand, for reference.
This really helps when drawing in the details with the multiliner and defining the different areas.


ScrappyRae10 said...

Wow I love it! nice job!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous love the image which is coloured so beautifully and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

reflections:0) said...

Awesome! Thank you, and I had a why did I not think of that moment. hahaha I have wanted to go line free for a few things and you gave me the how to...


Annette said...

Wow! I am so impressed with how you did this. Great card:)

LORi said...

Great Tutorial Joni!! Thanks Girl! Hugs-LORi

Kibbi said...

Love!! A boldly elegant technique and fantastic tutorial. Thank you!

~*Joni said...

Thank you everyone! It seems a bit intimidating at first, and then it becomes really addicting. ;)