I used masking to create this combination of images. The color was added using Prismacolor Pens – one of my favorite tools. The ink of those pens acts very similar to alcohol inks. I love the mottled result.
This ATC is entirely hand drawn and colored. The object of the swap was to represent the sacred heart symbol in an ATC. I guess the swap coordinator inspired me when she mentioned paints, pens, pencils etc. I felt compelled from the start to do this one by hand.
This is also the first time I ever used alcohol inks. The heart is done with red alcohol ink on a piece of semi gloss card stock. The flames were then drawn with a permanent ink pen and colored in using my favorite new tool – Prismacolor pens. The Prismacolor pens behave just like the alcohol inks – and can be blended using the colorless blender. This made the flames look more realistic and the background mottled.