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Fix it Boy!

Hi everyone, today I would like to share with you this fun boy birthday card project!

Step 1:

To get my project started I printed this digital image by Mo’s Digital Pencil called “Fixer Boy”, onto alcohol marker friendly paper. Than I can start the colouring process, today I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers.

For the skin I used a combination of FS7, TN1 and CR2 (for the blush on his cheeks). Where his hair is covering his face there will be a shadow, so that part is naturally darker.

For the hair I picked a combination of EB8, EB5 and RB2. Where his baseballcap is covering his hair there will be a shadow, so that part is naturally darker.

If you try to apply these easy rules than your image will look much more dimensional!

On some other elements (as you can see in the picture) in this image I used a combination of CR2 and CR7.

Step 2:

For his jeans overall I used a combination of blues: TB1, TB3, TB5 and TB8. Look where the shadow areas would be, where would the folds also be, these generally are darker because they are in the shadow. This is no hard science, colouring should be fun, no body notices if not everything is correct!

Step 3:

For his leather belt I picked: GB1, GB5 and GB7. When area’s are rounded colour them rounded and they will look so much better!

Step 4:

For the metal tools in his gear I picked IG1, IG5 and IG 6 (his shoes are partly white, but in the shadow partly as well, so give the shadow a little of the lightest grey and you are done).

For the yellow bits in this project I picked CT4, GY3 and GB5.

Step 5:

Use some of the browns that you used for the hair to create the ground that he stands on.

Use DG1, CG3 and CG4 for his green shirt and the top of his shoes.

Step 6:

Colour around the image using IB1 and a light hand.

You can find all the markers that I used on today’s project HERE!

When the colouring is done I add in some highligts using a white gel pen and next I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.

Step 7:

Time to work on my background panel: first I die cut a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base. Onto this panel I stamp one of the sentiments from the Kaisercraft “Background Birthday Sentiments” stamp set, using black ink.

Next I place my stencil of choice (this one is TCW5017) onto my panel and apply some Spectrum Noir Water-Reactive ink in the colour “Lemon Tonic” over the stencil using a stencil brush. Than I remove the stencil and blend some of the colour in the middle also using the brush, make the stencil design a little bit softer.

Step 8:

Now it’s time to put my project together: I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from matching dark blue card stock and I adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhere to a white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. And to finisch my project I can now adhere the coloured and fussy cut image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape!

Detail picture:

And that is it for today’s boy birthday card project! I wish you a creative day!

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