Thursday, September 16, 2010

Experimenting with Colour - Day Two

Posted by Micah at 6:05 AM
Alright! Day Two of the Great Colour Experiment. My two year old informed me that pink and purple would be our colours, based on a favourite dragon toy. I had already decided to test out my Stampin' Up dual tip markers. Take in mind that my daughter was sitting in my lap "helping", as a result I didn't stay within the lines all the time.

First I picked my colours, the lids don't always look the same as the colour on paper so I tested them all and narrowed it down (the picture is before I narrowed it down!). Because there are so many pinks and purples from the retired colours I had plenty to choose from. I picked Pale Plum for the body, Lavender Lace for the wings, Pretty in Pink for the belly, Pixie Pink for the crest and kept Lovely Lilac and Orchid Opulence for accents.

I'm told that copic markers don't get "lines" like regular markers where the ink is overlapped. I'd love to try that sometime!! Stampin' Up markers however, do get lines, so it's best to do "two coats". Do one coat, let it dry and go back over it... especially if you're not using paper designed for a lot of moisture (such as my mysteriously lacking water colour paper). I tried doing that second coat as shading, but there's no real in between. Perhaps if I did dots like a comic strip?

I need to not do these when the kidsa re up. I grabbed the Orchid colour instead of Pale Plum and went over the face. Tee-hee. So I had to go over the whole body with the Orchid. Looks good though!

Here's a shot of the finished product, all outside the lines and stuff. Eep!
Thanks for checking in!

Stamp image from Paper Pretties.


Becky said...

Great colors. I love my copics but I also love my color pencils. :)

Cheryl said...

I love this color combo. I just started getting into Copics and am loving them.

Crafty Creations said...

Wow - it came out great!!!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Once again your little ones are doing great with their colors. You did a great job with the markers, I agree that using the watercolor paper is much easier. I am just getting into copics now, but love my crayons :)

Glad your back, missed ya!

HappyCrafter said...

Good colour combo.
I saw a neat tutorial a while back using SU markers, though it probably works best on watercolour paper, you might want to check it out:


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