14 May 2012

Scrummy, sweet and good to eat!

Time for another Make It Crafty Inspiration post

If you guys have yet to do so, go check out the new blog,
full of hints, tips and ideas....

Over the weekend my hubby and I made the most of the good weather and continued with our mammoth landscaping job - and the rare glimpse of sunshine gave us a great excuse for a break and an ice cream!

But mine was miniscule in comparison to the monster that Claudine is munching.......

Sweetie Pie word art - TLC
Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen paper pad
ribbon and chalk ink from stash
....and of course Copics

here is a colouring close-up

this now gives me the opportunity to share a couple of tips today

Shiny Copics
How many of you have suffered from this frustrating phenomena?
1. Don't panic
2. Grab your colouring pencils

My dark brown Copic decided to misbehave when I was colouring the hair and went shiny, sitting on top of the other colours instead of blending, infact it started to take off some of the colour underneath, yikes!!
Thankfully I have learnt that colouring pencils of similar shades can not only cover up this annoying situation but they enable you to create fab definition and detail. This technique is especially great for fine strands of hair.

Just remember to spray your image with fixative as the pencil does have the habit of smudging on Copic suitable cardstock - I use Artists' Fixative by Winsor & Newton but if you don't have any a quick blast of hairspray will help.

Would you like another tip????

How to make Ice cream Waffle Wafers
Nope, not a recipe just how to create them with Copics!

You will need:
Isopropyl Alcohol or Copic Blending solution
Piece 16ct Aida (fabric used for counted cross stitch)

Now this is important, colour just your wafers.
Once done, spray some Isopropyl onto your Aida, I always dab it onto a scrap piece of paper before applying it to my image, if it's too wet you'll end up with a blotchy mess.
Hold the Aida onto the wafers for the count of 3, remove and watch.
A waffle like texture should have appeared, and all you have to do is then add additional shading/colouring and you have a lovely pair of Waffle Wafers, ready for the ice cream flavour of your choice!!

Well that's all for now
Crafty Hugs


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Woah Jane your colouring is awesome!! I love your waffle cones and her hair is just so perfect! I get that annoying shiny copics too -_- it makes me so mad! But this is a great idea and I will definitely try it out :)

Myrna said...

Love your coloring! You have such seamless blending!
Thanks for the tips! I had the shiny problem with the last image I colored. Now I know what to do!!!

Crafteezee said...

Wow, she really pops. I was going to comment on her hair, lol, those trusty pencils.
Love the waffles and great tip Jane.
Hugs Tracy x

Debs said...

Wow great card, your coouring is out of this world, thanks for the tip, my grey N3 often goes shiny , pleased its not me.lol,
Hugs Debs

Maria Therese said...


Viv said...

Wow! Wonderful colouring as always Jane and love the idea for the wafers! Might just have to have a play with this....hmmmmmmm....

Viv xx

Franz♥ said...

Hi Jane!

I've no words for your colouring, it's simply perfect!

Thanks for your great tips, they are so useful,especially the first one :)

Hugs, Franz.

Unknown said...

Love this card. The coloring is gorgeous.
Your copic tip is a life saver. I have the markers go shiny from time to time. I will try this next time.

Squirrel x said...

OMW! Girl, that icecream is edible, I could reach out and snatch it from the screen. There is only one word for your talent missus and that is OUTOFTHISWORLD!
Hugs Sxx

Sara said...

This is fab, that ice cream is making my mouth water, looks good enough to eat, the texture on the wafers is fantastic, hugs Sara xx

Pat said...

Hey there girlfriend!!! Now THAT'S the kind of ice cream cone I can get excited about! hehe! Fabulous card, hunny bunny! And yummy colors and coloring! Hugs. Pat Frank


hi Jane
Its my first time on yur blog and i just want to say your cards a fantastic your colouring is fab.


Donna said...

Just discovered your blog today Jane, and can I just say your coloring is awesome, so glad I found you, just going to have a nosey around now and I love your waffle idea, fabulous tip, thanks so much.
Donna xx

Delphine said...

So so gorgeously coloured!!!!! I'm in love:-)!!! The texture you have created is really extraordinary, thank you for sharing your tips:-)!!! Gros bisous,
Delphine xx

Househund said...

Oh wow you've outdone yourself this time Jane..Ice Cream looks good enough to eat!!!!

Dania said...

Oh I want her....she is so cute. You have really taken off with these Copics. Some great tips and techniques. Great job again Miss Jane. You are so blessed with your talent.

Shari said...

Jane, thank you sooo much for the tips! I just coloured some brown hair the other night and had two shinny spots and I was getting frustrated as I did not know why! I think I will go home tonight and grab my pencils and fix her so I can like her again! Thanks so very much!