Thursday, January 29, 2009

Copic Polished Stone

Today's Ways to Use it Challenge on SCS is to use any alcohol based product on your creation in a new way. So even if you've used for example, copics, to now try to use them in a new way. Well I saw Marianne Walker use them on her blog I Like Markers on glossy cardstock so I thought I'd give it a try.


It really has the look of the polished stone technique. You know where you used inks and dab on alcohol on a cotton ball or use metallic inks...it all bleeds with a hard edge, giving you the look of polished stone.

This new set is Botanical Blooms and it will be available for Sale A Bration this year. I stamped them on glossy cardstock (I used Stazon, though I think I'd use a different ink next time - it did bleed despite heat setting). Maybe I'd emboss the outline images, that would look cool. Then I colored in with copics.

You could get more blending with these markers, but I kind of liked the hard edge of color and between the colors. It's always good to try something new!


I added the outline images in the three colors on the base white card and the inner images on the 3 panels and cut a few extra out to add as accent.

This will be for one of our volunteer leaders. She had a really rough day yesterday, and could use a word of hope. And isn't good to sometimes remind ourselves that we need to be kind to "us" too.
Recipe: Stamps: Botanical Blooms; Ink: Stazon, Regal Rose, Lavendar Lace, Always Apricot; Paper: Whisper White, Glossy White, Regal Rose, Lavendar Lace, Always Apricot; Accessories: Sponge, Copic Markers, Piercer, Dimensionals, White Taffeta Ribbon.

14 comments:

Dawn said...

it's a beauty for sure! love the colors...

yup, copics and stazon don't mix=(

Loretta said...

Yup, I love it. Still love it!

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! This is beautiful! That color combination is amazing!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, I just HAVE to try these colors together...they're awesome. I've never tried Copics on glossy paper. Love the look!

Rose Ann said...

Such pretty colors, and the technique turned out wonderfully!!

Vera said...

Absolutely wonderful, Christine! Your coloring is just amazing!

Norine said...

this came out really nice love the the colors are so pretty
Hugs
Norine

Jeannie said...

Great color combo and a beautiful card for someone who I'm sure is a beautiful person.

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Christine...the colors just lift my spirits...sooo springy and reminds me of Easter!!! The colors, flowers, design, embellies...everything is fabulous!!!

Lisa Brown said...

So very beautiful! Love these colors!

Christina Hill said...

Great colours. Perfect for Spring.

KarenR said...

this is stunning - the colours are magical

Karen W said...

Beautiful cards and so spring like, we still have lots of snow and these just look wonderful!!

Jerri Kay said...

A beautiful card Christine, reminds me of Easter with your wonderful colors.