18 April 2012

Mad 4 Markers challenge something wet...with a twist.

Good Morning everyone! Right. I thought i would do something different today with the whole colour something wet challenge.
 Twist it up a little and be a little "outside the box"with the whole theme.
I thought i would watercolour with my copics! Yep! you heard right,water colour......well get the effect of watercolouring with them really! (Well watercolouring is wet isn't it!!!)

There are 3 main things you will need for this technique. colourless blender refill. which you can purchase from Mad for Markers. ( the shop is closed for a bit while Sammi get her home moved but she will open again real soon.) A stamp which has a lot of area that you can colour in, and a little spray bottle like a mini mister that will create a fine spray. Oh and of course your copic markers!!! duh!

Now before you go screaming"OH NO"don't colour in with your markers on stamps it will ruin them. i assure you as long as when you finish you give them a really good clean with either colourless blender or some staz on stamp cleaner they will be fine. at the end of the day staz on is solvent based and does not seen to damage the stamps. Its all about the cleaning after!
All you need to do is grab your copics and go from light to dark and colour your stamp. do not worry if it dries that is where the blender and mister comes in.
Once your image is coloured pop a little of your colourless blender into your mister and spray LIGHTLY onto your stamp with the ink on it. Then stamp.
You do not have to use watercolour paper for this. any paper is fine. i used kraft card. it bleed a little but hey! i was going for the watercolour look!!!

Here is the card.

And here are the copics i used.

As you can see i also used my copics and colourless blender to colour my ribbon and also my flowers. I saturated them both first with blender before colouring them with the chisel end of my copics.

I hope you have a go at this as it is lots of fun and you can get some great effects. All you need to do to enter this months challenge is head on over to mad 4 markers challenge blog and enter!


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