Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bought My First Copic

So I've been struggling with my printer ink bleeding into the light colors even after I heat set it. So I bought a Copic. E11 Barley Beige. I really don't know anything about Copics. I don't have the special paper, I just used white cardstock and I heat set it the same way I always do. I didn't color over any black lines with it and it took me several 'coats' for lack of a better word to get it even (and there's still a little work that could be done there) but for the most part it worked....I think. I could have done another pass between the eyes, but as I said I was worried about smearing the printer ink. I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps and colored it with my Zig markers and glitter gel pens. I used red Stickles on the strawberries. The frame is a Silhouette image cut out of pink polka dotty patterned paper. I ran my Valentine through the printer to add my sentiment on the back.
My lessons learned: put your freshly Stickled images up high to dry, curious little 4 year-old fingers checking to see if they are dry will leave a perfectly sized little Stickle hole on your strawberry. Easy to fix and even harder to hide a little red finger, hehehe. She was more upset than I was, but lesson learned, by both of us ;o)
And now a Tip for Top Tip Tuesday's: This is one of the best things I have learned in awhile. Color your image the same color as your Stickles (in this case red) before applying the Stickles. That way if there are any spots that don't get perfectly even Stickles coverage, there is no white that shows through!
I would like to share my Valentine at:
Fussy and Fancy Challenge dots, closes Feb. 9,
Bugaboo Stamps Challenge anything goes, closes Feb. 11,
The Pink Elephant Challenge use pink, closes Feb. 12,
Craft Us Crazy anything goes, closes Feb. 15,
Charisma Cardz things with wings, closes Feb. 15,
Paper Crafting Journey fairies, closes Feb. 15,
Crafting for all Seasons love is in the air, closes Feb. 20


Being Mrs Miles said...

Hi Barb

(such a nice name lol!!!)

I think you did a terrific job with your first copic attempt. I've got a few but have only played with them once. I think since they were a recent "treat" from my husband I should make more attempts. Seeing your card gives me inspiration.

Thanks for hopping to my blog and leaving some love, every comment means much to me. I know how busy people are these days.


Min said...

Fabulous card - I think you did an awesome job with your new copics! I love mine and didn't know much about them, but through trial and error (and lots of great tutorials on line), I LOVE coloring with my copics now!!

Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes Challenge" with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Leanne said...

Lovely card and what a fantastic tip - thanks for sharing!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Hope to see you again!

Remember, you can enter 3 creations and 3 tips - 6 chances for prizes!!


Flutterby Trina said...

Cute and what a FAB tip! thanks for playing along with us at TTT with our valentines challenge! good Luck and hope to see you again soon! x

Anonymous said...

Cute card lovely and sparkly! thanks for sharing your fabby tip too!
Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Unknown said...

Aww how cute is this. Thanks for sharing with us in our Love is in the Air challenge at CFAS this time.
Dawn xx