Monday, March 20, 2017

captured by copics + a crafty sale

Alright, I give up, I give in, I can't resist any longer! I tried but they are just so pretty and colorful...so I'm finally going to learn how to use Copics! 

I'm totally intimidated by the vast rainbow of colors and all of the amazing techniques I see in this talented community of makers so I'm starting super small, with 10 colors and just basic coloring. Here it is...


Here's what I have learned so far from my wonderful team at Ellen Hutson and other makers...
  • paper is super important! Solar White is an EH fav so I started with that. To test paper compatibilty, draw a line with a Copic. If the line feathers, look for another paper.
  • stamping ink must be Copic friendly! I used Memento Paris Dusk. To test ink compatibility, stamp onto Copic-friendly cardstock and color over line to check for smudging.
  • for some super basic coloring, start with the lightest color first. I colored the flowers completely with V000 and then added the other colors a stripe at a time.
  • you can use Copics to color silver foil paper (though some papers will yield more even results). I gave my die cut sentiment just the light tint of pink.
  • you can also use Copics to color sequins. The result is like a pretty watercolor wash that coordinates perfectly with your project.



Is there anyone else out there like me, just starting out? Join me and we will figure it out together. And not to an enabler BUT markers are on sale this week at Ellen Hutson LLC which means Copics are an even better deal than normal! 10% off and no code needed! Here's a link to EH, marker sale.

xo,
Carly

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