Thursday, January 1, 2015

Thank You

It's New Year's Day – time to start the year out right and get those Thank You notes done! 

These delightful birds were colored with Copics – a medium I've had a lot of trouble with over the years.  In my view, claims about their blendability simply haven't panned out.  Hello – the emperor really is naked, folks:  Copics don't blend!  However, Debbie Hughes of had a game-changing idea in one of her many excellent videos.  She suggested using the Copic Blender pen first and then immediately coloring over with Copics.  Voila!  Now they blend!  And now I'm happily using my Copics every chance I get . . .

Cardstock:   Bazzill Bon Bon, Wausau Firecracker Red, X-Press It
                           Blending Card, Green, 7 Gypsies Designer Definitions text
Stamps:        Memory Box Singing Bird Trio, Stampendous Wire Thank You
Inks:               ColorBox Black, Distress Tea Dye
Markers:        Copic Blender, T1 Toner Gray, YR04 Chrome Orange,
                           R35 Coral, R56 Currant, YG23 New Leaf, YG67 Moss,
                           E33 Sand, E25 Caribe Cocoa, Marvy #49 Vermillion,
                           Wink of Stella Gold
Emb Powder:  Judikins Detail Black, Stamp ’n Doodle Melded Metallic
Emb Folder: Cuttlebug Mesh       
Doo Dads:    Punch Bunch Holly Sprig, Dark Red embroidery floss

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