Thursday, June 10, 2010

Colouring on something other then paper Challenge.

Hi all sorry that this is such a late post, here in Western Australia it is just after 10am, and I posted this weeks Challenge on my blog but forgot is was my turn to post here too, I thought Tracey was late (which she never is), then I realised it was ME!

The Challenge over here at 'Mad 4 Markers' is to colour on something other then paper, I decided to do a wooden Jewelery Box, this did not come out quite as hoped, the colours didn't seem to want to blend, and the lighter colours didn't show up to well so I went to a shade or two darker, then I smudged some black right on the front, but oh well 'doesn't matter' lol. Think it still needs something?? What do you think ? I think it still looks a bit plain.....any suggestions?
I got the box from Spotlight and painted it with Jo Sonja's ' Pearl White', the image is from CC Designs 'Gretel', the Rhinestones were added with my heat gun.
The Copic's I used are-
Face/Skin- E11, RV02 cheeks
Wings- RV20
Clothes- RV04, B23
So enter the Challenge this weeks top creator will be chosen as a Guest Designer for our next challenge (should you choose to accept) as well as receive a voucher for $16 (which will get you 2 sketch markers or 3 ciaos in the store). Wow wow how easy is that! Can't wait to see what you come up with.


A note from Copic Australia - working with Copic directly onto an unsealed painted surface could damage the markers (the markers could transfer the paint onto the nibs).

We suggest that the painted surface be sealed with a waterbased sealer or varnish, before colouring with Copic. However, we suggest you stamp the image onto the paint before sealing it or it might be difficult to find an ink to stamp with which will work on top of a sealer or varnish but will not bleed with Copic. You will then be set to colour without risking damage to your markers - although you still probably will not get the smooth blends you are used to when working on paper such as the X-Press It Blending Card. It will still look great though and the colours should come up brighter.

So basically we suggest:
1. Paint
2. Stamp
3. Seal or Varnish (waterbased)
4. Colour with Copic


Annette Bowes said...

Wonderful idea Sue, love your image, I don't think it needs anything else, lovely idea putting Gretel on the inside of the lid to, take careX:)

Louise said...

Gorgeous Sue, if you really feel it needs something else you could try inking the edges of the box to soften the lines and distress it a little. Just a thought because it looks great anyway!

Stamping Seasons said...

It looks fantastic! Love your idea.. might have to do a couple for my girls!

Sammi said...

So sweet Sue. I imagine that the Copics do not like going on top of the acrylic paint.. that is probably why you had trouble blending! It still looks great though! I think Kahlani will LOVE it!!

Sue said...

Thanks all. Great idea about the inking Louise, might try that on the next one, Kahlani saw it today and would't let me do anything elst to it she just love it and took it as was! lol
Sue x

Lynne Phelps said...

Great tips that have probably saved me a lot of trouble! I have a request - I would like to know about decoupage of colored images. I would like to stamp and color on paper as usual, and then use Mod Podge or similar to apply it to a surface. Can I do that? Are there any gotchas you can warn me of? What kinds of sealers can I use over Copics? Thanks so much!