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Floral Frame Take Two - Using Copics

Publish Date: 
2/82017
So Happy For You Floral Card in Copic | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made two floral frames. This is the first attempt at using thick dies for coloring. The first one I made with stacked watercolor paper, a second stack of 4x dies using Neenah Classic Crest. I matched the watercolors I'd used on the first project to equivalent Copics for this project. Because I use Copice for all of my coloring, I found it much quicker and less messy to use them. I feel that I achieved nice blends with little work.

I did struggle with replicating the background. It took alot of removing and re-applying B24 and B45 using a variety of techniques to get a nice looking background. I used paper towel texture to get a stippling effect. I splashed coloreless blender solution and dabbed it off. colored, did both treatments again. I then used the pens to add dots including the colorless blender pen erased dots. I like how it came out in the end. It is a trade off, the image was quicker to finish using copics but the background was quicker with watercolor. The only real difference I saw was with the background and the paper itself.

I like the look of the thick die cut, it gives an added dimension to both projects. For the ultimate test, I asked my husband which he preferred. He chose the Copic version. I like them both!

Copic Sketch markers used:

Flowers: R29, Y17, YR07

Leaves: YG05, YG17, YG61, YR23, YR24

Frame: YR23

Sky: B24, B45 and colorless blender solution as well as colorless blender pen

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!

~Tracy

Floral Comparison - Copics vs. Watercolor | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com