Ardyth here, bringing you a very shady post! I have always loved grey (don’t even ask how many grey sweaters I have in my closet!) and I’m thrilled that it’s so trendy these days.
I’ve seen people colour their images with only shades of grey – if you have Copic markers, you’re in luck, because they make about a million different shades of grey and that makes it really easy to achieve some interesting shading effects.
For my first two cards, I simply stamped an image in black ink and then shaded with Cool Grey tones. The results are moody and metallic and (in the case of the butterfly at least, a little Steampunk). I added some coloured bling for sparkle and contrast.
For my third card, I used the Warm Grey shades, and added more colour. The result is a real emphasis on the fun ornaments and the tree itself definitely takes a bit of a back seat.
It’s a different way to colour images and definitely gives a dramatic look – give it a try!
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