Tuesday, May 8, 2007


I was working on some card samples for a class I'll be teaching in May featuring the ever popular Copic Markers! The card layout is pretty simple, but the real focus of the class is to learn more about working with the fabulous coloring tools! Everytime I learn a new trick I about jump out of my skin! When I put enough "tricks" together I will send em along your way! I will tell you though that you can get great, no bleed results from Brilliance Graphite Black and Adirondack Pitch Black inks. Both require a small (a few minutes) amount of dry time but both yield wonderful results. You can use Pallette Hybrid inks as well, I just find it hard to get an even impression on large images with that ink which is why I shy away from it, I just plain have to work too hard! I have also used Versafine with much success, but it requires much more drying time. For this little guy, I cut a piece of simple patterned paper, distressed it with Scattered Straw ink using...get this...a round cotton make up pad! In my little world, when I try and use sponges, I just end up with the ink colors combining for a mottled mess so I thought I would try the disposable version and it works! Yippee! I then stamped my scallop outline stamp along the top of the paper and hit the tip with Sakura Glaze pen in black to make little dots. I colored my stego in using Copic markers, added a cupcake image and lots of other Sakura pen details with the Glaze and Starburst and he is ready for class! Speaking of class...stay tuned for the announcement of the next MINI set...

5 comments:

Jeanne Streiff said...

He looks great Kim!!!

scrapstampindiva said...

great card kim and that coloring is TDF! I really need to try those markers! :)

iralamija said...

cute card!!

Bety :)

Aunt T said...

Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful creation.

Teresa

Candy said...

Super cute Kim!!!!!