Saturday, April 18, 2009

More Copic Fun!

Here they all are! Of course, now that the latest shipment has arrived, I notice that I don't have any oranges or yellows. Not one. I also need (yes, need) a whole whack more of greys (warm and cool), black, and some dark purples as well. I've printed out the chart ( and it looks awfully empty, so I suppose that next month I'll have to order again. These markers are not cheap, and shipping and customs don't help, but I'm really enjoying them, so it's my guilty pleasure for now.

Just to prove that I'm actually using them, here's Willow in her new spring dress and sunbonnet. As always, if you click on the picture, you'll get a larger image on your screen.I don't normally go for cutesy-wootsy, but Willow is just beautiful. I've already started colouring another one, this time in lavender shades.And if you feel so inclined, leave a message! I'd really like some tips on how to achieve a realistic straw effect (for the sunbonnet)!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Copics...a learning curve

Well, I've taken the plunge and bought some Copic markers. They take a bit of practice to use, but I'm liking them a lot! I've never had a lot of success with shading, but I think I'm getting the hand of it with these markers.

This image (Oakley, whom I have re-named Oliver) was stamped on SU! Whisper White with SU! Basic Black and Versamark ink, which was heat embossed with clear embossing poweder so that the ink wouldn't smudge. I used R59, W0, YR00, E00, E31, E34, E35, E37, and E57, mostly because I don't own very many other colours yet! (There's a rather large shipment on it's way to me, though...)

I stamped Oliver twice and cut out his pants and shoes from the second image. Then I glued the top of his pants down and used dimenstionals under his shoes. When I placed him on the bench, I did the same time, this time using glue under his seat and dimensionals on his back.

I've bought an envelope-full of other Whiff-of-Joy images, so hopefully there will be more postings featuring cards made with them!

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Bev over on has some great blog candy! The picture says it all:Check out her great blog; she's got some wonderful cards posted!