Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This Week's class projects - Distress Ink Watercolor

I hope you can join me at The Stamp Addict in San Diego, or Pages From The Heart in Monrovia this weekend for my Distress Ink Watercolor classes.  We will be playing with painting images using stamps and stencils from Stampendous!    All you need to bring is a small (ie: #4 round) paint brush and a detail pen like a pigma or Copic black marker... even a permanent black extra fine Sharpie will work.

Here are the projects we will be working on...

This one here is the bonus project of the week.... (I didn't advertise it until tonight).
I did a pastel colored one (hard for me), and a brighter version.  I thought that those who wanted could add a lake and mountain background, and others can do the simple background.  Both will be loads of fun. All are stamped with Stazon ink then colored with distress inks from a paint palette. The Watermelon is our freehand project for the month.    See you there I hope...  Call Stores for more information!

Friday, January 30, 2015

February 2015 Copic Class- The Stamp Addict


Well can you believe we are into the second month of the year already?  Wow!  Let's color up some animals for our February projects.  These adorable images are all available through Stampendous and will be available for order at The Stamp Addict on day of class along with all of the other Stampendous stamps.  So if there is a Stampendous stamp you are wanting that will be a great day to order it!  Class participants even get a discount! I always suggest that you bring ALL of your alcohol markers because you always want that one that you left home.  If you need help carrying them inside we can help you.  Class is On Sunday Feb 15  2:30 - 5:00- call Store for details and registration.  619-667-5060

Images by Stampendous: Sleepy Feline
Copics:  your favorite golden tones.  I used:
fur: YR31, YR24, YR27, E35,
ears: R20,
ground:W1, W3, blender, C7 for the nose.

I love this Lilac Bear image by Stampendous!  He is just so happy and springy.  I colored him with my Copics.  Although you could use browns or cool grays, I chose to color him with warm grays.  I also dotted the lilacs with a bit of Copic Opaque White (or you could use a good quality white gel pen)

Colors Used: W1, W3, W5, E000, E00, E11, R20
Lilacs: V01, V12, V15, V09 (or V17)
This fun Summery Flamingo is also by Stampendous and is colored with a variety of Copics.  I hope you will join us in class so I can help you color each of these fun images.

Flamingo (bring your favorite pink combo) 
I used a variety including RV55, RV00 R20
also used: YG01, YG03, YG63, YR24, B000

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

House Mouse Designs - Make it Masculine #186 take two

Ok... I just love those little House Mouse Designs images for Guy cards.. However, to tell the truth this is more like me in my office than my Boyfriend Andy.  Although it could be my dad.  I am sure you can find a man in your life that this image will work for.  Give it a try on the House Mouse Challenge!  So fun!

Stamps: House Mouse Designs -  Bearly Working HGRR03 or HGRCR03
Greeting: SSC1216
colored with Copics
Desk & chair cushion: R24, R27, R89
Bear & chair: C1, C3, C5 C7
Cups: B00, B02, Y32, Y35, Y38, G82, C7, C5
Ground: W1, W3

Stamps Available through Stampendous or your local stamp store.

Have a Great Day and find time to play with your favorite coloring medium!

Jennie Black

House Mouse Designs - Make it Masculine Challenge 186

Hey Guys!  Its been a while since I posted here and thought it was time I got back in gear!  So let's start with the House Mouse Masculine Challenge!  These images are super fun and can be used the the men in our lives.  My man is a huge golfer so I especially love this one for my Andy.

This was made using the following:
House Mouse Designs Stamp: Tee Time HMP24 available through Stampendous
Greeting: SSC1216 available through Stampendous
colored with Copics
Mouse: E30, E33, E35 & E37
Face: E000, E00, R20, E11
Ball: C1, C3, C5
Ground: E33
Tees: B91, B95, YG63, YG67 YG03, YR23, YR27, YR29
Embellishments:  just a bit of scrap burlap and a golf tee.  I actually tied a bit of frayed off burlap as a bow on the tee... perfect match!

Jump on over to the House mouse designs challenge and try to win some great prizes!  It's free to play, just make sure to enter before January 31.

Colorful Hugs,
Jennie Black

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Feline Fun

Here is a quickie post for my kitty loving friends.  Most of you know I am a doggie girl, but I do love my paper kitties as they don't shed!  Here is one of three kitty images that I have recently colored up and thought I would share with you today.
Note that I used the darker colors around the edge of the face and worked my way towards the center of the face using the lighter colors.  This helped build dimension to his little face.  I am calling this kitty Mustang after my dear friend Debbie's kitty.  I also used a bit of shading on the sides of his nose to pop the nose up.   I have to say I don't think I have ever used Copic YG93 but it gave the perfect green tint to match my background paper.  It's always fun to find that perfect match!

To get the fur like strokes I just used the very tip of my Copic pen and "flicked".

Here are the details!
Stamp: Stampendous Feline Fun P242
Copic Colors: Fur: C1, C3, C5, C7, ears: E000, E00, E11, R20, Eyes: YG03, YG63.  I also touched up the iris of his eye using C7 for a dark bold look. The ground is a mixture of YG93, E33 and E30.

Hope you like my  kitty!

Colorful Hugs,
Jennie Lin Black

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Stamp Addict - Class Fun

Today was a great day!  I taught two completely sold out classes at The Stamp Addict in San Diego. Monthly classes available in Distress Ink Watercolor and Copic Coloring.   Be sure to call Jennifer Van Pelt at The Stamp Addict to reserve your spot for future classes (TBA).  Classes do sell out - we had to turn many people away due to overwhelming popularity!  We may need to do an extra Distress Ink class text time to fit everyone in!
Since Stampendous is focusing on Owls this week, I thought it would be fun to give the guests  a "bonus" gift tag featuring Santa Hat Owl RS-M300.  The price of the "bonus project" was that they had to pose in a photo to show off their finished project.  It was fun to see the difference in the images colored with Copics VS Distress Inks and water.  I actually loved the distress ink finished images best as they were quick and easy for all the students to complete!  The next class at The Stamp Addict will be posted soon!  I am having a hard time getting saturdays off during the holiday season - LOL... so we will let you know ASAP.... Follow this blog for details.

A few of the Distress Ink Class members - I am on the floor in brown shirt.

a few of the Copic class guests

Close up - let's all fit our project in the picture!
A few other things we did today!
Copic colored - Country Snowman
Colored with Copics
Distress Ink Watercolor

And several more!  it was super fun - hope you can join us next time

Colorful Hugs,
Jennie Lin Black

Friday, October 17, 2014

Finally! I can share my favorite new stamp set! Stampendous!

Wow!  I have had to keep my mouth shut for MONTHS!  Some of the new Stampendous Stamps are totally AMAZING!  I have designed several of the cards in the catalog and can't wait to share each one of them with you. I thought I would start with my favorite new stamp set. Hummingbirds 5072 (See below) AND the matching DIE! They are sooooooo super cool.  At first I thought they were just a spring stamp set until I played with my fall watercolors. Check out the fall colors - they work great with this set!  
Fall card:  I water colored the entire card using my Ranger distress inks.  It was so fun!  I used various browns and oranges (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Marigold, Persimmon, and rusty hinge) for the birds and my favorite two greens are Peeled Paint and Forest Moss.  I used the Tim Holtz brick embossing folder and lightly brushed vintage photo over to soften the bright white color of the paper.  I also added a bit of Stampendous Embossing Enamels to the background for added fun!

Spring: The pink and blue sample is actually in the Stampendous Catalog!  Whew hew for me!  I used my copics to color this one and totally LOVE LOVE LOVE the outcome! 
Pinks: RV55, RV00, RV09, Greens YG01, YG03, YG17, YG63, YG67,Y11, blues  b05, B02, B00, BG02, BG000, V04.  (sorry I had to guess on the blues,  your's does not have to be exactly like mine!).
Colorful Hugs,
Jennie Black