Greetings fellow blog browsers! Today I have a card that is my attempt to do the latest Make It Monday challenge: freestyle Copic coloring as ably demonstrated by Betsy Veldman.
I used the Vintage Picnic set, and the white paper is a very soft, thick Letterpress paper which I thought might be good for what I wanted to do. After stamping the images in Memento Tuxedo Black, I used Copics to paint broad strokes of color in the right areas of the image, then used a toothbrush dipped in isopropanol to spritz the image and encourage the color to spread. After drying, a colorless blender was used to push back color that had spread too far. It's different, but I kinda like it. The background papers of the card were Black cardstock from PTI, and DP from DCWV's Cafe Mediterranean collection. Black lace and mini ricrac, and black and orange rhinestone stickers finished off the card. Because this card is for a man (as are nearly all my Get Well cards), I wasn't inclined to "frou-frou" it up too much. I figure I'm getting away with a lot, using lace.
Here's a closeup of the image so you can see the texture of this paper:
Cool, huh? I think I will be trying this paper again in future projects.
Thanks for looking, and have a nice day!