>> Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Good morning ( It's still just morning)!!!
I'm back with the latest challenge ... This month we would love to see you using your Copics in some OFF the Page creations... we want to see something other than cards or scrapbook layouts... This can still be a paper project or it could even be your chance to try colouring on something other than paper???
Here is a little inspiration to get you thinking... My friends and I decided to decorate our own shoes ... so we picked up some plain white canvas shoes from Kmart and ... with a multiliner ( a sharpie works too) we drew on our patterns....
this is adapted from the Copic Certification Student manual (adapted from www.ilikemarkers.blogspot.com)
Things that will hurt your markers...
* White out or opaque white - do not colour over white out even if dry as it will transfer some white to your marker tip which will then leave white marks in the middle of your colouring.
* Un-fired clay - will discolour your tip as bits of the clay clog the tips fibres.
Ceramic paint-it-yourself ornaments are fine, sculpey that is baked or glazed ceramics are ok.
* Acrylic paints - you might get away with some quick work (not recommended) but if you colour over most acrylics they will clog your tip. Best to use paint over the top of markers OR seal the paint first with a waterbased varnish.
* Chalks, oils, pastels - use after you do your Copic work.
*untested inks or pens
* Solvents or oils
RULE of THUMB .. if something smears when it gets wet and is opaque, STAY away or test it first. If you must colour over it - use your airbrush!!