Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Crazy for Copic

I took my first class the other day in using Copic markers. I have been dieing to try these (probably because there are so many to buy) but have held off until I actually knew something about the markers. Well, 2 hours of classtime and I am totally hooked. My collection of markers has already grown to an embarassing size (as has my Visa bill) but I have been experimenting and really enjoying them so that's OK.

Here is my first card which was created in class (Clipper Street Scrapbooking):

I started out with just a couple of pens in purple and green and created these images.

This card was created on some left-over glossy cardstock and class-a-peels. The marker ink didn't fully absorb into the paper which left a kind of mottled appearance which I just love for the bird. The leaves were also done with class-a-peels and the glossy cardstock but then I cut them out individually and overlaid them using some pop dots for extra interest.