New Digital Stamps: Fae Babies & Destiny Snow Faery

New Digital Stamps: Fae Babies & Destiny Snow Faery

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I’m ready for winter already…

Or so I think anyway ;) Just when we started getting that delicious hot cocoa weather, Summer decided to poke her head back into the picture and as I sit here writing this, in mid-central Ohio, it is 73 degrees fahrenheit. It should be in the 50s right now, and I was kind of excited about moving up to the great cold north and now I’m baking in South Carolina weather. Maybe I brought it with me?

 

I thought I’d change things up a bit. I always get asked for tips, tutorials, colors I’ve used etc.. I’ve already pointed you guys to the absolute best place to go for in-depth coloring lessons over at KitandClowder.com plus our very own DT YouTube Queen Kim has loads of free coloring tutorials. But I don’t mind giving you a tip or two or sharing the colors I’ve used where possible. So let’s see how that works and if I’m able to keep up with it. This week I’ll be sharing the colors I’ve used and a little tip about creating snow…

 

Destiny Snow Faery

Destiny Snow Faery Copic Color Palette by Amanda S Byron www.FaeryInk.com

I actually used all Copic markers for this image so it makes listing the colors a bit easier =)

Hair:  B99, B95, B93 | Light Streaks in Hair: B93, B91, BG000
Fur, Ice, & Upper Wings: B93, B91, BG01, BG000
Staff: B95, B93, B91, BG000
Dress Top: B95, B93, B91, BG01, BG000
Dress Bottom: B99, B95, B93, B91, BG000
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, R20
Lips & Cub Noses: RV95, RV34, RV13
Eyes: C05 (under eyelashes), B99, B95, B93, B91, BG000 (iris)
Background: B95, B93, B91, BG000 & White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen (for the snowflakes)

TIP: A white pen that writes opaque is really handy when it comes to alcohol markers (and watercolor paints!). I have several brands but my favorite is the Sakura Gelly Roll in white. It’s great for cleaning up mistakes, and for adding white after you have all of your coloring done. (Also for writing in your art journal and otherwise adding white to dark backgrounds) I’ve used it in Destiny Snow Faery to create the snow in the background. After I laid in the colors and blended them together, I went in with the Sakura pen and added little dots of different sizes over the background to create the effect of falling snow. Super easy right?

If you have trouble getting your hands on the Sakura Gelly Roll (or if you just want to try out another white pen) I also like the Uni-ball Signo white pens. None of the white pens I’ve come across are truly pure white but the Sakuras are closest that I can tell. The Signos also don’t seem as opaque as the Sakuras but it will work just as well. You just might have to do two coats with the Signos (be sure to let the first dry).

Fae Babies

Fae Babes Colored (NOT INCLUDED)

I colored this a few weeks ago, so can’t really say what colors I used. However, I do have a technique for you!

Technique:

For the background I laid down the pink, pushing the color out a little willy-nilly around the edges. I let the pink dry (only takes a couple minutes) and then I went in with the green to add the dots of various sizes. Using pink and green in the background helped tie the image together. After that dried, I took 50% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) in an eyedropper and placed drops of alcohol around the background colors. I think it created a really cool texture effect. I have a video on the Faery Ink YouTube channel where you can see me use the rubbing alcohol technique if you’re interested =)

I hope you learned something new today!

And for your project inspiration..

Here is DT Sam’s gorgeous interpretation of Destiny Snow Faery on a beautiful Winter themed card.. I love it! Don’t you?

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And DT Kel’s super cute card made using Fae Babes =D Isn’t it adorable!!??!?

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Don’t forget, before you go…

Pop over to the shop and grab your new digis!

 

Fae Babes by Faery Ink

 

Destiny Snow Faery

 

Our winner of this week’s digis is….

*drumroll*…..

Jessica Meier :)

Congratulations!!

I’ll be emailing your new ‘Destiny Snow Faery’ and ‘Fae Babes’ digis out soon so make sure you have mandaATfaeryink.com on your safe senders list. If you don’t hear from me by Monday night (72 hours), shoot me an email =)

Check back next week to see if you’re a winner then! Don’t forget to comment on this post for your chance to win next month!!
Learn more about the New Release Weekly Giveaway here.

Don’t forget we are having a Guest Designer DT Call!

Head over here to learn more:

Guest Designer DT Call

 

Last but not least – check out the Facebook group to share your makes and join in this month’s challenge – Winter Wonderland! 

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Whimsical wishes!

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Manda
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Daydreamer, faery believer, dandelion wisher, bookworm, eccentric artsy, fortune telling, witchy type. I draw pretty girls with wings and things so you can bring them to life with color... I'm the artist behind the digital stamps here at Faery Ink. I live for my family & for making pretties. I'm an Aquarius with Cancer moon & rising. (So I'm a little eccentric and my feelings run super deep). I love to make stuff, draw, paint, cook, read, play guitar, bargain hunt, read tarot & runes and listening to music. I'm trying to love living a more active lifestyle, but I'm an introverted hermit so active's not so easy!

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18 Responses

  1. Heather McDougall
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    Thank you for the background tips. I really want to try the snow background and use Destiny Snow Faery.

  2. Mary Marin
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    Gorgeous new release! Love the colouring xx

  3. christa
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    Oww so cute those little babies

  4. bad kitty
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    Beautiful cards

  5. Erika "Paws"Horvathova
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    These babies are soooo cute :), and Snow Faery gorgeous :) Great coloring and beautiful cards

  6. Tazmadazz
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    Both are just beautiful! Won’t be able to choose between them!

  7. Jeanetta
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    Just amazing and adorable! :-)

  8. {jennifer-g}
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    Beautiful! I love that Snow Fairy card, your coloring rocks. Great new images as always.

  9. AJ
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    Love the Snow Faery – she is beautiful. And the babies are cute.

  10. Pammy
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    Congrats

  11. Heather K
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    thanks for the great images and tips too! Love them all so much and currently taking a class at Kit and Clowder

  12. Trina
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    Great release! Two questions: do the fae babes only come as a set? Have you thought of making them with curly hair or bald?

    • Manda
      Manda
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      Trina there is a bald set coming Friday. :)

  13. Jenn Borjeson
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    Oh. My. Gosh. Those babies are just too cute for words! Love them! :)

  14. Jordy
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    I love those babies! One of the things I’m terrible at is new baby cards (because I’m a total goth and most new baby cards aren’t spooky!) but I can already imagine new baby cards AND a gift for my new born nephew with those stamps. Gimme <3

  15. Donna Mundinger
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    Adorable new stamps! My hubby has a twin sister, born on New Year’s Eve. Wouldn’t it be cute to make birthday cards for both of them with those darling babies? xxD

  16. donna yates
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    Love your image so much I had to buy it. Wll inkbit today hopefully. So thankyou for listing your colours

  17. Karen Kizer
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    In love with the graphics on this site! The Snow Fairy is going to be one of my first purchases! Love the one DT Sam colored! I can feel the snow!