9.25.2009

MY version of the "shiny hair" tutorial

Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I'm so glad the weekend is already upon us! Now I could sleep in late...I have NOTHING I have to do to get up early...well except maybe stamp! YAY! LOL! Anywho...I've been asked by a few friends to do a tutorial on how I color my shiny hair. Well...I was hopeing to do a video tutorial but I don't know why my webcam isn't functioning right. I played with different settings and NADA! Still...I made a picture tutorial I first shared with my girl Angie of My Boat. I made it especially for her! But since I'm being asked...I thought I'd share here since I've gotten emails and comments asking me for... So here it goes!


These are the colors I use for the "black hair". N8, N6, N3, N1, & sometimes 0!
...at this point...you can leave it just like this or continue to blend. Leaving it like this will have a "shinnier/brighter" look.
...same goes for this step...you can leave it as is or continue with the 0 blender pen. Leaving it like this gives it a more "muted" shine.

Pay no attention to the blonde...she was just a practice experiment. Once I have the blonde down...I'll post! ;) Next I'm trying a red-head and then on to the colorful hair. I'm excited for the colorful hair! :D

And that's it...that's how I color my shiny hair! All this is thanks to WickerPixie AKA Traci (the magnificent!) Thanks Traci for your amazing inspiration in my journey to coloring shiny hair! :D

11 comments:

Stampin' Meg said...

ohhh that turned out so good, Gaby.
I totally need to practice with my copics some more.

Carisa said...

LOVE this!!! I love how there are so many different techniques to achieve the same look. I LOVE LOVE LOVE shiny hair, but still have yet to master it. I need more copic colors it seems. LOL

Claireabelle said...

Thanks for the handy tutorial Gabby, off to have a practice
x

Jennifer said...

You did a beautiful job. Thanks for the tutorial. FYI, I need Copics.

PaperCrafty said...

Thanks for the fabulous tut Gabby!! I am missing a few of the pens and am hoping I can find them tomorrow at the stamp convention then I can practice your technique!!

Liann said...

this is awesome thank you for the tutorial....

deconstructing jen said...

Awesome tutorial! I can't wait to get the rest of my Copics to give it a try. :D

Robin Perry said...

Thank you!

Sarah said...

Thanks Gabby, I have always wondered how to do this!! I can do the shading on the blondes and brunettes, but I just haven't been able to get the black hair to look right!

Angie said...

Hey! Where's my comment? I know I left you one earlier! I said something like "you are amazing! I will link up this post on my blog too." and I think there was more... Well, you ARE amazing, and thanks for doing this tutorial for me and the whole world now!

JenRaff said...

I just came from Angie's blog and saw that she linked up this post -- thank you so much for sharing this. It is too late for me to start playing with my colors tonight but I am coming back to practice this tutorial.