Saturday, January 8, 2011

What techiques do I need to know to use Copic markers

A number of people take my classes and learn a technique to do a particular task, but have not have to basic techniques on which to build on. That is why the Copic Marker: What, How and Wow! class is being offered at Schmitt Photo every two or three months. Perhaps you have taken one of my technique classes, but felt that there was more you needed to know.  Copic Marker: What, How and Wow gives a good basis for all my techniques classes. Plus you get plenty of information to take some and samples of how you colored with different techniques.  This class is a good way to get the most from your Copic. Because we spent so much time on learning techniques, the class is 2 ½ hours instead of the usual 2 hours and you will make one card using your new found techniques. The card we make will change with the seasons, but not the information on Copic markers.  This week the card will be the owl card shown below and the class will be 5:30 to 8 pn Tuesday Jan. 11 at Schmitt Photo.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

To Post or Not

I have always been a die cut user and have hundreds of dies to prove it. But I have found a new love too, stamping and coloring with Copic markers. I have been debating for a long time as to whether or not to create a blog. Several people who have taken classes from me have asked for one. So this is my first attempt. I am posting a card that I did last week.

Copic colors used: Flower: R20, R22, R24, YR02
Leaves: YG03, YG05, YG07, G14
Small berries: R22, R24
Small berries' leaves: G03
Medium berries: white (leave uncolored)
Medium berries' leaves: G00, G02
Large Berries: B00, B04
Large berries' leaves: G03, G05, G07, G09
Large red globes: R27, R24, YR09
Pine Cones: E43, E57
Holly leaves: G05, G07
Pine branches: G14, G17
Background: B00
Stamp is 'Winter Bouquet' by Flourishes

Hope you like the card and will try one like it. Just a tip: when you are coloring small spaces, use the very tip of the marker.