Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Sharing

Happy Weekend Copic Friends,

I have had a big week of Copic colouring and it will continue tonight when I catch up with my Craft loving friends!

A couple of weeks ago the lovely Ashlee from the Mad for Markers Challenge DT and I attended our Intermediate Copic Certification - we learnt so much!! but one of the things that stuck in my mind was how to be a little more creative with my Copic Markers...I was especially taken with using a "dotting" technique to add depth to my backgrounds as well as texture. As you know from my creations, I usually like my projects clean and simple - well I have been getting a little more adventurous and thought I would share the results with you today.

This little image is Murray from Saturated Canary and as you can see I used the "dotting" technique in the grass - this is the first of my Easter baskets, I plan to make more before next weekend!

Copics Used:

Skin: - E000, E51, E11 - Cheeks - RV10
Hair: - E21, E25, E29, E17
Clothing: - R81, R83, R85, B91, B93, B95, Y00, Y08, Y15, YG00, YG11, YG17
Shoes: - Y00, Y08, Y15
Chicken: E50, Y00, Y17
Grass: - YG00. YG11, YG17, YG45

...for this card I used another Saturated Canary Image called Blanche - and I used the "dotting" technique to create the background - I rather like how it turned out... and can see myself using my X-Press IT Blending Card to create lots of my own patterned paper.

Copics Used:

Skin: E000, E01, E11
Eyes: E31, E35 - Eyeshadow: B91, Lips: R24
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Clothing: R22, R24, R27, W1, W3, W5
Background: R24, W1, B91

If you would like to learn some fun techniques such as these...why not register now for the Mad for Markers 2012 Copic Conference to be held in September - there will be plenty of great inspiration and tutoring at this event.

Chris x.

1 comment:

Leah Crowe said...

Your cards are beautiful, I especially love that dotting technique in the grass! It really looks fabulous!