Thursday, April 7, 2011

Trying My Hand at the Copic Craze...Sort of

So I have been really intrigued by the current Copic pen craze...

I love watching videos online of artists coloring with them, and seeing the wonderful cards made using them with stamps...

(must check out Nichol Magourik, Jennifer Maguire...and oh so many more!)

But being the frugal girl I am, I decided to try it with the art markers I already had...Prismacolors. These pens are also alcohol based markers, but are made by Standford (the makers of Sharpie pens) and are a bit cheaper (about $4.50/marker)...but mostly, because I already had a set of 24...

Which has expanded (due to great sales at Michaels and Arron Brothers) to about a collection of 50!

Anyway, here are a couple of samples:

Yum...I want a big sundae like this for my birthday this year!

And this is the card I made for these cuties...

(sorry the photo is a bit blurry...I took it with my cellphone, and I'm not real steady when taking pictures with it...)

The paper line I used is Basic Grey's Cupcake line. I think the line is a few years old, but I got a paper pad of it from Michaels a week or so ago...on sale...for $1.99! Can you believe it, the first time I've gotten such a major score from Michaels!

I really like the papers...and was on a roll so I made a couple more birthday cards...

It's funny how you see things differently once they are enlarged on your computer screen...I think I need to remove this present sticker and ink the edges to match the rest of the card...yep, sure do!

And I think I am prefer the faux stitching on the other card to this card's doodling...but live and learn!

And luckily there is still a bunch of this paper left over for more cards!

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