>> Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Anyhow here is my tag using the sketch for you:
It's Friday, it's Friday. Means a weekend of relaxation is just around the corner! But I couldn't let Friday go without sharing my way of using Copics to colour all kinds of things!
Marcia here and today I am sharing how I use Copics to colour twine. I use a white/cream twine ALOT (cheap, only $4.00 a roll at Bunnings for 100m!) and love to colour it to suit the project I am working on. The beauty of Copics is that the ink is permanent, so it's suitable on almost anything.
So I started with this
and came up with this
My suggestions are these:
* Make sure you have scratch paper underneath what you are working on
* If using a light coloured ribbon, use a colour one shade darker than what you would like the end result to be
* For a softer effect pour some of the colour refill into a Mini Mister and spray onto your ribbon/twine. It will take longer to dry, but the effects achieved are pretty awesome.
* Don't be afraid to mask off parts of the ribbon for a pattern or to leave some blank spots for a distressed look.
Okay, there you have it. I hope I have inspired you to do something new .... would love to see what you achieve with this technique.
Happy Friday to you all!
This fortnight we would LOVE to see you colouring some embellishments with your Copic markers... HERE are a few examples below....
The possibilities are pretty endless.. so jump in, have fun and show us your creations which include embellishments you've altered, coloured with Copics!! Link up your entries in the right sidebar -->
Make sure to come back during the week to see what our wonderful team has to share with you!
Thanks to those who played along in our Colouring Grey's challenge... I know it was a bit of a tricky one ... but Greys look great and it's good to practise using them! We might revisit this one another time so if you want to get practising .. go for it! lol!
OK... Random.org has chosen a winner for this challenge...and that is ...
#5 - Maria Therese - please email your address to me so I can send out your prize!!
Here is the linky showing all the fabulous entries...
PLEASE HAVE YOUR SAY here.... am wondering about changing how we pick winners/ top 3 etc etc... what would you like to see us do??
back in a bit with the new challenge :D
Hiya! Teresa here with my first ever post for Mad for Markers.
In the current challenge, we're getting you to use your greys. I LOVE my greys, and my favourite thing to do with Copics is to make an image look like a photograh. I discovered that using cool greys creates a black and white photo look, and using warm greys creates a sepia photo look.
I've used my warm greys (W1, W3, W5 and W7) to colour Edward in here:
Ashlee here with my first post as a designer for M4M I must say I'm just a little excited ....ok make that VERY excited, I hope that I can inspire and help you with your own creations!!!!
The challenge this fortnight is colouring with grey copics... I have used a magnolia image on this card and coloured her with C1,C3,C5,C7 and C9.