Sunday, April 18, 2021

Happy Day

 Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

I decided I would like to colour this bear from the Colorado Craft Company Happy Day set on kraft card. I love the effect of copics on kraft card, they look much 'dirtier' and more grungey than when you use white card.

Aside from this, there are a couple of things to note...

Firstly, when you use copics on a cardstock with a loose weave such as kraft card, the card is thirsty! You will literally feel the card 'suck' the ink from your marker. Take this into account when laying the ink if you are normally quite heavy handed when you colour.

Secondly, wait for the ink to dry before you decide if you need to add more layers of shading. The ink really changes colour when it has dried on kraft card. When it's wet, it will look darker than you would normally expect. But you also can't see the graduation of shading as much as you would be able to notice on a lighter card. Wait. Let it dry. Then adjust. If you go for it while the ink is still wet, you won't be getting an accurate judgement and you may find you keep adding and adding shading that you don't need, which you will then need to correct when it has dried and you see what you've been left with.

You can watch me colour this bear on my You Tube Channel by clicking the logo below...

Copics Used...
Bear; E41, E42, E43, W3, W5
Bear Nose; E44
Grass; G02, YG45, G07, W5
Flower; YR23, YR27

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day,

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