Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This Is For Vicki

I love, love, love my Copic markers!!! I do not know what took me so long to finally get them! I've known for quite some time how alcohol inks work; there have been projects posted here using Ranger/Tim Holtz alcohol inks to make background papers, etc. So why would I miss the notion that alcohol inks in pens would be the MOST BRILLIANT idea that anyone has ever come up with? You got me... but I did!!! And looking at my FIRST copic project, I am KICKING myself! Honestly it's mostly because of how EASY they are to use. This project took me half the time to complete as the project that I completed using my Stampin Up markers. The blending is effortless and the colors are DEEP but translucent. Where other dye-based markers cover up details, these Copics just sort of swim around them. I DO need a little more practice... this was just my first project, but expect MANY more posts on these wonderful Copics as I complete more projects, add more Sketch markers to my collection and dive into the world of participating in challenges. These are a fun new toy that has TRULY lit a fire!!!

*** I have been planning to make the card pictured since I saw Vicki's Kraftin Kimmie's Charlotte card! To check out this card (and so many OTHER amazing cards of Vicki's) run, don't walk, over to Vicki's blog: Summerthyme Studio. I'd also like to thank Jeanne Streiff for her wonderful Charlotte card that she did as well (I swiped your layout)! You can see more of Jeanne's work over at Inky Paws... she has some really great tutorials there as well! :)

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