Thursday, June 23, 2011

Practicing with Copic Markers

Copic Markers are a high quality brand of alcohol-based markers that artist use. From what I've learned they are top choice for Anime artists. A few years back I saw stampers and scrapbookers begin using these markers. Since then I've been investing in them. They are quite expensive.

I've said it on my blog before I'm not a fan of coloring stamped images. I usually stay away from stamps that are outlines for that reason. Except I love Papertrey Ink's "Year of Flowers" stamps. My first few attempts at coloring with Copics haven't gone well.

A few weeks back I went to a friend a fellow Close To My Heart consultant's house to learn more about using them. I think the key is using various shades in a color family and blending by going back over colors. I'll be taking classes at Creating Keepsakes in a few weeks. Here are my practice results:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Card

Nancy Brown made this wonderful card. It was one of the cards in her collection for the Operation Smile Auction at a Close To My Heart event for consultants. I was happy to give this to my dad today!

The inside of the card is just as beautiful!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Create a Layout get a Free JPG File

During our Studio J® Free-for-All in June, we're giving everyone a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout during the checkout process. It's as easy as that!

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