Time for another Make It Crafty Inspiration post
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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.......
Frenchie Claudine digi stamp - Make it Crafty
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
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