Yesterday I was finally able to take one of Sandy Allnock's Copic coloring classes on StageIt.com. We used the Daisy Cupcake image from Fred She Said. I had a whole sheet of them printed out and made them larger than I normally would so they would be easier to color.
This was a fun way to learn how to color an image. It's nice for someone else to tell me where the shading should go - that's usually my biggest struggle! My only problem with a live online class like this is that I'm very slow at coloring and had a difficult time keeping up. BUT, she provides everyone in the class with a PDF file of the colored images so that you can go back and work at your own pace any time you want to!
Here are the two cupcakes I managed to color:
On the first one, my reds bled a lot. To resolve this issue, I colored the flower and leaves from another cupcake (I had 9 images printed after all!) and then fussy cut and adhered with dimensional adhesive to the original cupcake. I like how this turned out in the end, although I should have colored the center of the flower a different color. A pale yellow would have been better.
This is the one that Sandy described as the German Chocolate cupcake. I didn't have the exact marker colors she used but tried to come close with the browns I had. My greens bled outside the edges a bit, so I may have to fussy cut this one to use it on a card.
Be on the lookout for my completed cards using my newly colored images! :-)