Very Dappled Gray

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Today’s Color Challenge (CC561) on Splitcoast, has some beautiful colors & the first thing that came to mind was a dappled gray horse. 
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For my very dappled gray & her foal, I put them in my Misti, stamped w/ Memento, then colored them w/ Copic markers. It took me longer than I thought it would to color the horses….kind of funny when they are basically “gray”. I had to use the blender quite a bit to achieve the dappled look and this is probably the most I’ve ever used a black Copic, but I really needed it for the shadows. Since the other colors are pretty much shades of each other, I used those Copic colors to color in the grassy area & add a bit of dappling to the lower background. Then I overstamped with Versafine to sharpen the details. The stitched rectangles & stitched ovals along w/ the plain ovals & rectangles were used to die cut the layers & frames. 

Here are the Copics I used. (The only reason N3 is there is because C3 was running low on ink & I didn’t want to stop to fill it up.)
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Thanks so much for looking!
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Stamps: ODBD –Saddle Up
Paper: X-Press It white, sparkle flecked gray, aqua/green
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp after coloring)
Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched RectanglesRectangles, Stitched Ovals, Ovals, Flourished Star Pattern dies, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies,  Misti

One Response to Very Dappled Gray

  1. Absolutely gorgeous coloring Julie. They look real!