I read somewhere that we have 11 weeks until Christmas....
So I plan to craft my little socks off today - a reward for
cleaning windows, frames & dreaded venetian blinds yesterday!
(oh and all the appliances in the kitchen & utility room)
and will be finishing off the remaining 14 windows and blinds tomorrow!!
Anyway here is another card to add to my
Crimble Card Box
Ah more Copic work I hear you say.......
....err well no it's actually been done with Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Markers!
I am not abandoning Copics - perish the thought!
They are fantastic markers, give great results,
but they have a very annoying habit (well mine do anyway)
........the earthtones have a tendancy to go sticky/shiny when building layers of colour.
Up to now my rescue remedy when this happens has been to
cover the offending area using coloured pencils.
Well, for a while now I have been admiring my friend Elaine's work
and she uses Shinhan Touch Twin Brush markers
so I thought I'd give them a try:
The ink is how can I explain "thinner" than Copic and I found that if I removed the shiny area of Copic with colourless blender I could use the Shinhan whereas if I tried to re-apply Copic it would just sit on the surface of the cardstock again!
But that ability to permeate cardstock when Copic ink goes sticky comes at a price!
The above image is pure Shinhan and both the reds and more surprisingly the yellows bled quite badly.
I also noticed that lighter colours often remove rather than blend with darker shades
but I have been reliably informed "a lighter touch" and adapting my Copic technique to accommodate the ink difference will give better results!
I guess it's a bit like comparing
VW to Rolls Royce
both get you from A to B
just one does it with more refinement
(and costs you considerably more)
.............and what can I say this girl has expensive taste
so I'll be sticking with my beloved
but I will continue to play with the Shinhan and share the results as I learn to adapt my current alcohol marker technique.
Thanks for dropping by