Color Swatch: Skin Combo 2, dark skin


Hey everyone! Spring break is slowing everything down around here but Color Swatch rolls on!

If you’re just joining in, bi-weekly I have a new color combo and comparison for you in both Copic Markers and Spectrum Noirs. I also have some downloadable swatches so make sure to check them all out and see what you missed.

This week I have a second skin color combo to share with you, hop back to the first combo to grab the blank swatch for Skin. 


 For these combos I used different papers, as noted on the swatches. I had been using the XPress it with the Noirs which, for me, is not a great choice. This go I used the Hammermill Digital Cover and oh what an improvement! The blends were way surer and a lot less “pixelated,” for lack of a better word. I’m a much happier person with that switch. I had bought it originally to test with my Copics but didn’t care for it. It has a new home with my Noirs! Yay for useful! I have some Neenah I’ll try out next go and see with that. 

On this combo too you can see while they turned out very similar, they’re still a big different. The undertone of the base colors gives each a slightly different look. I didn’t use shadow colors on either one. I wanted to focus on the blend. 


Well, I hope you enjoyed this week’s Swatches. We don’t have a Color Along tomorrow due to Spring Break (sanity break?) so I’ll have another treat for you.

In the meantime, make sure to check out the new Clear Stamp sets up at Some Odd Girl! The high fiving bunny is now my fav critter!


  • sharla~ says:

    I was just thinking about a darker skin combo this morning and poof, here is my answer!!  Thanks Kristy!!I like the color swatch posts, and the comparison between SN and copics…great idea!!

  • Lori says:

    I have to agree the color swatch posts, and the comparison between SN and Copics…great idea!! Saves me so much time.. also I love the fact you are willing to share your stamp pictures. it helps to see yours and then try to do it heavy on the try..

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