18 April 2021

Happy Day

Hiya :)

I decided I would like to colour this bear from the Colorado Craft Company Happy Day set on kraft card. I love the effect of copics on kraft card, they look much 'dirtier' and more grungey than when you use white card.

Aside from this, there are a couple of things to note...

Firstly, when you use copics on a cardstock with a loose weave such as kraft card, the card is thirsty! You will literally feel the card 'suck' the ink from your marker. Take this into account when laying the ink if you are normally quite heavy handed when you colour.

Secondly, wait for the ink to dry before you decide if you need to add more layers of shading. The ink really changes colour when it has dried on kraft card. When it's wet, it will look darker than you would normally expect. But you also can't see the graduation of shading as much as you would be able to notice on a lighter card. Wait. Let it dry. Then adjust. If you go for it while the ink is still wet, you won't be getting an accurate judgement and you may find you keep adding and adding shading that you don't need, which you will then need to correct when it has dried and you see what you've been left with.

 You can watch me colour this bear...
 Copics Used...
Bear; E41, E42, E43, W3, W5 
Bear Nose; E44 
Grass/ Leaf; G02, YG45, G07, W5 
Flower; YR23, YR27
I list all my markers from light to dark, although I do not necessarily lay them down that way.

Make it Colour Blending Card 

Thanks for stopping by... Have a great day.

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cuilliesocks said...

Aww too cute Faye, lovely colouring and I just love the floral background, Kate x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Had to have him after seeing you colour this Faye, just HAD to! LOL. LOVE your sweet creation to bits xoxo