Archive for July, 2017

Dripping Copic Various Inks

July 31, 2017 |  by  |  Cards, Copics  |  No Comments

I Love Copics! Love them, and I knew that is not news to anyone who knows or follows me. I love everything about them, the quality of the product is the bomb! But what drew me in to start…the COLOR! All of it all that glorious color. So I love to play with all my markers, but it also comes in all the refills. Yeah I can refill my markers with them so I never have to throw away a single marker body, but better yet is to play with ink

One other thing you might know about me is I am not afraid to get a little inky and messy. So every once and a while I leave my markers on the shelf and reach for my Various Inks. I found this great vellum paper with star constellations printed on one side and figured this might make a quick and easy card!

I turned the vellum over to it’s back side where the stars and lines are lighter and started adding my ink. I tend to start with my lightest color first. I just drip the color on the vellum. Notice I am not working with blending colors these have contrast to them. All are in the Blue and Blue Green families, but extreme differences.

I add my next color;

then my next;

and finally my darkest (not really darkest but the most contrast);

I go back one last time with my lightest color just to lighten up a few spots. I love how the alcohol in the lighter color pushes at the darker colors in this step.

Here is a peek as it is drying. It takes a little longer on vellum so I do have to have a little patience. I could heat set, but that might effect the vellum and while wet, the ink can still move around, like drip and smear so I pretty much let it sit.

Then I get to flip it over and see all the pretty stars again!

I chose a simple card base and actually like the vellum over a Kraft cardstock. I added some white Doodles with a Kirarina pen and ta-da!

If I want it will be easy to add a sentiment in the corner or even with my Kirarina on the vellum.

Fun, easy, quick cards are the best and Copic Various Ink can really add the color that we love so easily!

For more great ideas using Copic Various Ink check out Copic In The Craft Room on YouTube and look for my series on mixed media! There are several videos featuring Copic Various Inks!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

 

 

Fine Sketch Nibs Hooray!

July 24, 2017 |  by  |  Copics, Doodling  |  No Comments

After years of asking they finally arrived. Copic Sketch markers have a fine nib option! If you wanted to doodle, write or fill in those super tiny corners on your intricate stamps you now have a great option with the Fine Sketch Nib!

I have this beautiful new stamp from Dare 2B Artzy that just screams to be colored and all those tiny details seem to be designed for a fine nib. So to start I chose with markers I wanted to switch out. 

The Fine Sketch Nib works ONLY in the Sketch marker and ONLY in the end with the chisel nib. So I selected a group of 4 markers I wanted to switch out. I could use my fingers to pull out the chisel nib, it is fairly easy, but I had my tweezers near by so put those to good use and gently pulled out the chisel nibs.

Next I slid the new Fine Sketch Nibs all the way in. The ink from the core seeps right into the new nib and I am ready to color!

Excuse my messy markers they are in need of a little TLC!

I colored up my image and added it to a card front, easy peasy. No shading this time just coloring and the fine nibs are perfect for this!

You can find the Fine Sketch Nibs at Imagination International, Inc. and other Copic distributors. They come in packs of 3 nibs for 5.95. You might want to switch out a few of your markers as well!

Thank you for stopping by this week! If you would like to see a few more Copic artists featuring these great new nibs head over to Copic In The Craft Room on Facebook. I will be hooking you up with lots of great blog inspiration and more Fine Sketch Nib art this next month!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!