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Sunday, 2 October 2011

Pleats and Folds

After watching Zoe from Make It Crafty's video tutorial Folds/Pleats Simplified with Copic Markers.  I decided to dive in and try this technique myself.  After 3 tries I am pleased with my results.  Oh! I know it will take more practice to get as good as Zoe but none the less I am pleased with my results.

If you are interested in learning how to color pleats and folds so that your images don't look so flat, you'll want to check out Zoe's video tutorial on Folds/Pleats Simplified with Copic Markers by clicking HERE 

Attempt 1
The pleats and folds are starting to take shape, but still look a little flat to me.  

Attempt 2
My pleats and folds seem to be getting more defined.  I can see some dimension in the image but still not happy with it.

Attempt 3
I am very happy with the results on my 3rd attempt.  I feel the pleats and folds stand out nicely taking the flatness out of the image. 

Copic Colors Used
Skin:  E000, E01 & R20
Hair: E25, E31 & E50
Bow:  BG02, BG05 & BG07
Dress:  BG02, BG05, BG07 & BG9
Socks: C1, C3 & C5
Shoes:  E25, E29, E35, E53 & E55
Balloon:  R37, R39 & R59

I love the richness of the colors that I used on Tilda's dress, hair bow and balloon.  I will have to go back and work on attempt 1 & 2 some more to get them to a level I am happy with.  It was good practice to work on multiple copies of the stamped images that are the same image.

I still have lots to learn but am pleased so far with the results I am getting.  Definitely will be watching Zoe's video for Folds/Pleats Simplified a few more times before moving on to what I call the advanced version of Creases/Folds.



Barb Hardeman said...

Awesome job Corrine! Not as easy to do as it looks, is it? Your coloring is beautiful!

Beth said...

Wow, great job! Looks like you're learning well! Lovely!

Stampalicious said...

it's gorgeous

craftycon said...

Wow Corinne, You did a great job! I've been practicing that, it's much harder than it looks. Absolutley beautiful
Love your colors. Connie

Sandy said...

You should be pleased - very nice coloring!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colouring Corrine! Your third image is lovely and her pleats are coloured beautifully
Hugs Julie P

Teri said...

Well, Corrine, I would've been thrilled to be able to do your first attempt!! Beautiful job on the coloring... you should be very proud of yourself!!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous and fabulous coloring Corrine!!!

Francy said...

Wow gorgeous coloration. I don't coloring with copic and I love your coloration's Tilda

Elle said...

You did an AMAZING job with the pleats and folds! Awesome.

Cordine said...

Great job!!

Linda said...

Wow fabulous job on those pleats!!!! Your coloring is awesome!!!!! Way to go!!!!!

Kelly Neis said...

your pleats look great, you are doing a great job.

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Corinne, The coloring is beautiful. It's just not an easy thing to do so that images don't look flat. You did great with the depth in the image!
hugs, Janiel