In an earlier post on my personal blog “Embrace – Create – Redefine” – I show one way you could use the gorgeous Dies by SCACD – “Uncaged Bird” die, by colouring the diecut with Twinkling H20s or another colouring medium. This time I decided to play with my alcohol based markers and airbrush, and do things a little differently!
* Dies by SCACD are available in the UK from Quixotic Paperie OR in the US from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design *
Firstly, I ran the die through my Cuttlebug with some white cardstock. I then took my chosen colouring paper – Make it Colour Blending Card – and with some repositionable glue, positioned the diecut on my paper. The repositionable glue is an essential here, as otherwise the airbrush will blow the diecut around, and using fingers or masking tape to hold it in place might obscure some of the detail (and leave you with blue fingers).
When happy with the positioning, I started airbrushing using Copic Markers in blue shades. I used two or three shades to build up colour.
When I removed the diecut, I had a beautifully detailed outline just begging to be coloured.
Pretty cool, isn’t it? A couple of the other dies in the new Dies by SCACD collection would also be perfect for this with all their beautiful detail. Give it a go, and share if you do – I’d love to see your creations.