Saturday 31 March 2018

More Honey Bunnies

Hello everyone

I hope you are all enjoying a peaceful Easter weekend!

I have a tutorial for you today, to show you how to create a masked Copic airbrush background and also how to colour some rather cute bunnies to go with them.

Here are the craft items I used -
a Copic Air System,
Copic Markers FBG2, BV04, V04,
Make It Colour Blending Card 
Three masks created with die cut shapes from heavy weight card,
a selection of Mama Elephants gorgeous Honey Bunny stamped images.
It is also really important to cover your desk otherwise everything will be airbrushed! 
I have discovered I can use my MISTI as a base for securing images for airbrushing!
I cover the MISTI magnetic base with paper and place the card and the mask (or stencil) on the paper and fix it down with the MISTI Magnets!  The MISTI stays clean because it is covered in paper and I have a spare set of magnets I only use for airbrushing!

I covered the white card with the square mask and fixed it down.  Then I then started airbrushing in FBG2, slowly and steadily to cover the card.
I repeated this until I had a depth of colour I was happy with.
I repeated this again with the heart and circular shaped masks.  (I then die cut them to use as card backgrounds later).
I decided it would be nice to create a pattern on one of the airbrushed backgrounds with a stamp

When creating a background stamped with Colourless Blender It is important to work quickly as the Colourless Blender will evaporate quite rapidly.
It's a good idea to get everything ready before you put the blender in the pot!
I used a super size dauber by Tsuksienko  to apply the blender to the stamp, it holds quite a lot of blender and I was able to cover the stamp quickly.
Then I stamped the background onto my airbrushed design.  The secret here is to make sure you haven't used too much blender and you don't press down too hard.  A light touch will be all you need to apply the blender to the design.
Your design will now look something like this - I absolutely love it when I see the design the Colourless Blender has created - Colourless Blender really is one of my favourite Copic products!
I love this background stamp so much I think I might use it on everything! (:

Next, I assembled the colours I needed to colour the bunnies.
W00, W1, W2, W4, W6 & C00, C1, C3, C5 
I started to colour the areas where I want the darkest part of my image to be with a W2.  This primes the card and makes it easier to blend the darker colours; it basically creates a base for the pigments in the alcohol solution to move about on.  
I then colour with W6 where I want the darkest part of my image to be.
Then I used W4 to blend out the W6 
...and then W2 to blend out the W4 towards the light.
...and the same with W1

(I then repeat all these steps to create a good definition between the darkest and lightest parts of my image)

Finally I colour with my lightest marker W00 where I want the lightest part of my image to be.
Finally I added a cast shadow under the bunny's chin with W8
Here are the cards I created with the Copic backgrounds and bunnies!
Ingredients (From Dies To Die For)

Other Ingredients
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Copic Markers
Black Glitter Card by Crafter's Companion

I had such fun doing this!  It would be great if you could try this too and show us your cards at
Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link

Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring


Friday 30 March 2018

Flower Bouquet

Hello friends,

I'm here today to show you some 
gorgeousness with a card I made for 
Making Cards magazine!

I used the beautiful DoveArt Stamp
300gsm White Card
Americana DecoArt Acrylic Paint in Peacock Teal (Free Gift December 2017)
Americana Decor Crackle Medium
Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Lace Cream
Americana Decor Cream Wax
 DoveArt Bouquet Stamp for Whimsy Stamps 
(UK friends, you can buy this stamp from Dies To Die For)
My Favorite Things Ink Pad in Extreme Black
 Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes
Copic Markers 
Mama Elephant Framed Tags Madison Die
My Favorite Things Tiny Hearts Pastels 6x6 Paper Pad
Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Mama Elephant Mini Tags
Natural Twine
Pinflair Glue Gel
Craft Box Basics
Copic Markers
RV55, RV63, RV02, RV00, YG67, YG25, YG23, BG57, BG53, BG11

Be sure to pop to 
Whimsy Stamps Blog 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
Whimsy Stamps 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
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