Thursday, March 24, 2011
New Copic Book Giveaway and Tutorial
Oh I have LOTS to share with you today! As many of you know, Marianne Walker's new book "Shadows and Shading" is now in print! This is an awesome guide to coloring that can be applied to many different mediums (including copics). You can purchase this book on Ellen's site HERE.
Here is a little piece of the book (photo courtesy of Sharon Harnist)....included are these fabulous lighting guides.
Now you get a chance to win your own copy! A book is being given away on each copic members blog listed at the bottom of my post, make sure you visit each one to improve your chances and see some great copic art! All you have to do is leave a little love in the comments. I will be making my draw Sunday night (12:00 am PST) and then will post the winner on my blog!
Here is my little piece of art that I wanted to share with you today. A couple of weeks ago Colleen Schaan shared this tutorial on splitcoast stampers. I was unable to play along as I was in Edmonton at the time but I really wanted to play with this technique. I used the Hero Arts stamps:
Fox and Sleeping Fox
I also used a sentiment set from My Favorite Things called "Textile Rectangle Die and Stamp Set"
Here is a close up of my fox colored....added a little texture with a towel and blender mist.
Here is the inside....this is for a dear friend (Marianne Walker)...my schedule got busy and I forgot to send her a card...so this is on it's way to her!
Now for the "How-to"....
I used glossy card stock and ripped a rough edge with post-it notes. I sprayed both G24 and G28, trying to keep my G28 as close to my post-it notes as possible.
To create the sky I used my B30 series of markers starting with B34.
Next a little B37.
Finally some B39.
Here is where the technique comes in. I filled my mister with copic's colorless blender, I tried to mask off the grass area but you will see further down that my blender soaked through my post-it note mask. I was ok with it.
Spritz up that nice rubber background stamp and then quickly stamp the glossy paper with it. Don't wait too long...it dries quickly!
Here is what mine looked like after stamping. I love the hint of trees this gives my background!
Since I was already playing around, I grabbed my earth flowers stamp and did some direct to stamp coloring with my markers.
I had to mist my stamp (with blender) to refresh my ink and then stamped on my glossy paper. I loved this extra layer of dimension.I love playing with the technique possibilities that my copics have to offer....Be sure to check out these ladies and enter for your chance to win a copy of the book!
For our friends down unda:
Kathy Jones (Australia)
Mandi-Lee Klinger (Australia)
Thanks for visiting!