Hello everyone and WELCOME to the first official month of the COPIC CLUB!!! Don’t know what that is???? Go here….NOW!! You won’t want to miss out on this screamin’ deal!!!! Here are my creations for the month. I focussed on grounding this month. The first card, I just grounded my image with a grey outline (I don’t have the pen in my bucket below, but I believe I used W3 or W1 – either will work). You may have to click on the picture to make it larger as it is a little hard to see the detailed outline!
For the second image, I grounded by shading in W5, W3, and W1 – I worked the darkest color closest to the image and worked my way out. Then I went over it ALL with my blender pen to really get that smudged, worn in look. Sometimes you won’t want to blend it so well and leave a darker outline – it all depends what look you’re going for. We’ll have more on this technique in the weeks to come.
…and a close up of the image….
For my third card, I just cut around my image. I did ground her a little on the bottom just so she wouldn’t look like she was standing in mid air. Otherwise, I just mounted her on my card!
My challenge this month – as we are just getting started….was to have participants show me some blending. Just simple stuff – light to dark using as many colors as you want – even ONE. In the first picture, I used three colors YG01, YG03 and YG05.
and in the second photo I used just one color – B23. I also used a teensy tiny bit of the blender pen on the really light areas.
My copic “TIP” for the month of April seemed to be known by EVERYONE but me…..but I had no idea. As I’m sure you know – there are two ends to a copic sketch marker – the chisel tip and the brush tip. I am FOREVER pulling the wrong end off instead of the one I desire. Well, did you know….there is a grey circular RING around the brush end of the marker!!! This sure makes picking the right end easier!! It has certainly helped me anyway!! Tee hee!!!