Urban Graffiti Party

ForgottenScraps September 20, 2013 3
Urban Graffiti Party
I wanted to share the project I made with the new Graffiti Party images that were released yesterday – a combined release between Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  You can check out all the details on the Graffiti Party blog – there’s freebies, challenges, coloring, inspiration, prizes, discounts and so much more!  Seriously… it’s one that you don’t want to miss!  :D

STEP1: Color the rest of the image… for this project, I went with a black and white so we could focus on the graffiti colors.
Copic colors used: T1, T2, T3, T4, T6, T8

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STEP2: We’re going to start coloring the letters blending two colors together. In this case it’s red to yellow. At first I’m working at both top and bottom of the letter just so I can “see” what I’m working with… as I progress I’ll color from the red down to the yellow.
Colors: YR31 and R18

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STEP3: I’m still figuring out the colors so I added a darker red and then pulled down the orange color as well.
Colors: R29 and YR07

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STEP4: Work those colors and blend from the darkest red down to the lightest yellow (which has turned into orange! LOL).
Color added: YR12

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STEP5: Do the same blending technique with the splash element behind the letters.
Colors: B14, BG53, BG32, BG11

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STEP6: Then repeat, coloring the outline portion around the letters.
Colors: YG17, YG13 and YG21

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STEP7: Add shadows on the letters and splash elements. Don’t blend these in as you want them with a harsh edge.
Colors: E17 on the letters and BG93 on the splash.

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STEP8: Now start making it messy! I’ve added paint drips and splatters to the lower part of the graffiti.
Colors: R08, YR18, R29 and T9 for the reds; BG49, B06 and BG99 for the blues.

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STEP9: You can skip the paint runs and splatters if you want, but this step is important and brings it to life (sort of speak). Grab your white gel pen or paint and add highlights and even large circles over the wall.

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STEP10: Place your colored image on a project and show if off! Make mistakes and learn from them. Even I have a few on this one. LOL

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On this project I’ve used the following images.

Make it Crafty Stamps:

Urban Courtney

Urban Rezzie

Urban Johnny

Urban Street

Little Miss Muffet Stamps:

Graffiti Whateva

by Barbara (http://ForgottenScraps.blogspot.com)

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3 Comments »

  1. Faye September 21, 2013 at 2:28 am -

    Well. Where to start! I love that most of the image in black and white, so the graffiti really pops. I love the graffiti. I love the extra bits. The end. ;)

  2. Lee Tucker September 21, 2013 at 11:16 am -

    So many fun elements, but I have to agree with Faye that the color on the graffiti really makes this image pop! Can’t wait to go hopping (after the grandkids leave so I can take my time).

  3. Maryann September 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm -

    As usual you´ve delivered an amazing result here Barbara, You are one of the most talented girls I´ve ever come across on the internet, and I truely wish I could color just half as good as you. Sooo gorgeous work hun.