For this peek as we countdown to the March My Monthly Hero launch, kit artist Marianne Walker is joining us again to talk more about some of the add-ons to the kit! We will have available for purchase both a coloring guide written by Marianne – autographed by the author! – as well as an add-on stamp set called CL964 Marianne’s Flowers that coordinates with the book! How cool is that? We’re super excited about these products – they will give anyone who wishes they could color like Marianne (I’m on that list!!) an opportunity to learn a few tips! Take it away, Marianne!
Working with Hero Arts on this monthly kit has been so much fun! Last year, when I wrote the Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers book, I had hoped that someday it could be part of a fun stamp kit, and now it is!
For this card, I stamped the single rose, and colored it in with Copic marker colors V12, V15, V17, YG41, YG45, Y00, and BG000, BG01, and BG13. I picked these colors since they coordinated perfectly with the notecards I got in my kit. I used the techniques outlined in the book, since it teaches you how to add yellow highlights to the tips of the leaves in front, how to add complimentary colors into the shadows to make images pop, and so many more little coloring tidbits.
If you work through the book, it steps you through simple flowers, working to more complicated images (like this rose). This variety is what I love about the stamp set as well. In the Hero Arts set are simple flowers similar to projects in the book, as well as flowers that match the more difficult projects.
I had a lot of fun with all the tools included in the set, from the coordinating pearls and gems, to the colored card bases. I hope you also have a lot of fun working with these supplies, and I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks Marianne! We think this is so exciting – as you practice your coloring, you can stamp as many of the flowers as you need to keep practicing, and they coordinate with what’s presented in the book!
Before we go…. Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post! We’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from all of the comments left across all countdown posts, and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, before the kit launches at noon eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!
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