DESIGN TEAM THURSDAY

it’s another DT THURSDAY with KATHY RACABELLA!

design team thursday with Stamping Bella- Stamps used:  Thinkingofyouabella and CACTI.  Project by KATHY RACOOSIN

Hello All, It’s Kathy Racoosin today. How has your summer been so far? Or perhaps winter? Either way you can still get a little sun kissed if you are spending time outdoors. I thought I would share with you how I added a little sunburn to “Thinking Of You Abella”

design team thursday with Stamping Bella- Stamps used:  Thinkingofyouabella and CACTI.  Project by KATHY RACOOSIN

The cacti and sentiment are from the “Cacti” stamp set. Incidentally I have a video that I created with “Thinking of you Abella in March  … here is the link if you want to check that out. The background was created with a stencil and some Memento “Summer Sky” ink. The images were stamped with Memento “London Fog” ink.

design team thursday with Stamping Bella- Stamps used:  Thinkingofyouabella and CACTI.  Project by KATHY RACOOSIN

To begin I used E50 and put on a layer of color but, being mindful to leave some areas void of color like her arms and face so that I will have some lighter tones on her skin later.

design team thursday with Stamping Bella- Stamps used:  Thinkingofyouabella and CACTI.  Project by KATHY RACOOSIN

For the sun kissed look I added some pink tones with the E95.

design team thursday with Stamping Bella- Stamps used:  Thinkingofyouabella and CACTI.  Project by KATHY RACOOSIN

Pick up your lightest color again and color on top of the pink. I call this colorsmashing. You work the edges so you don’t see any lines.

design team thursday with Stamping Bella- Stamps used:  Thinkingofyouabella and CACTI.  Project by KATHY RACOOSIN

My usual cheek color is RV10 so I thought I would add some more color with this. (Usually my forehead by the hairline can get a little sunburned so I added pink there too

design team thursday with Stamping Bella- Stamps used:  Thinkingofyouabella and CACTI.  Project by KATHY RACOOSIN

My E50 is pretty dry so I used some “0” to soften the pink

design team thursday with Stamping Bella- Stamps used:  Thinkingofyouabella and CACTI.  Project by KATHY RACOOSIN

And when you soften it to much you need to add a little more color. Patience is a virtue right?I think I could have stopped two photos ago depending on how much of a sun burn you want.

design team thursday with Stamping Bella- Stamps used:  Thinkingofyouabella and CACTI.  Project by KATHY RACOOSIN

I decided to add in a little bit of E41 but, totally not necessary. Oh well I wanted to share my process and that’s usually a discovery for me too lol.

design team thursday with Stamping Bella- Stamps used:  Thinkingofyouabella and CACTI.  Project by KATHY RACOOSIN

The magic really happens when you do everything else. In this case … eyeshadow, eyeliner, and a hazel color to the eyes.

I hope next time you decide to color a person or critter you add a sun kissed look .. it’s fun with no real sun damage!

Have a great weekend! Hugs, Kathy

14 Comments

  1. denise i says:

    so beautiful! love what you did with the eyes…. makes such a difference.

  2. Susan G says:

    Just WOW!! Love what you did with the copics. Must try your combo. Thanks so much.

  3. Denimo says:

    What a great tutorial. I’ll get some use out of this one. Thank you!

    • kathy racoosin says:

      Woo Hooo thank YOU Denimo! Love hearing that 🙂 Let’s all be Stamping Bella for a sister stamp. Won’t that be FAB! 🙂

  4. Becky Green says:

    JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!! I think I was EARLY to come here & thought I missed this post by Kathy! Kathy ALWAYS does a GORGEOUS JOB in coloring!!! 😉 JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! (I LOVE ALL of the little details you’ve added too—eye shadow etc.!) 😉

    • kathy racoosin says:

      Awww Becky you are such a love. Thank YOU!! I don’t leave home without my makeup. I always want that sun-kissed look. Thanks again xx

  5. Holly M. says:

    Oh how I love the way you colored this suntanned gal! I know that lots of people have posted instructions about how to Copic color hair, but I really like how you color hair. Any chance on some instruction on how you colored her hair?

  6. kathy racoosin says:

    Thanks Susan I love hearing that. Don’t forget to smash those colors and best of luck 🙂

  7. creatingincolors says:

    What gorgeous coloring! You earned your new name, Kathy Racabella!

  8. Shellie Nelson says:

    I love seeing the different color combinations artists use on skin. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Nancy R says:

    Thanks so much for the helpful tutorial, Kathy. Her skin and eyes are so pretty, and her hair on your completed card (saw it on IG) is so gorgeous!!!!

  10. Nancee Purdum says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! ?

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