Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Blender Challenge!

 Hello Everyone!!!  Now I'm pretty sure that anyone who owns Copics will have at least one Colourless Blender (personally I have four, but that's a whole other story!), so I thought it would be fun to see what fabulous creations you can make using your Colourless Blender Marker!!!  I've just made a quick gift card using Flourishes' April Showers stamp set and created pebbles underneath the bucket.  :)

For inspiration you can look at these ideas and tutorials.....
Adding Texture with Colourless Blender Refill
Bubbles and Pebbles
Tip to Tip or Palette Blending (use your Colourless Blender as your 'lightest marker' to fade to white)

Try adding scales to a dinosaur image by dotting on blender to your coloured image, use an old washer and a blender refill to make a teddy bear (or sweater) fuzzy or use your blender to add patterns to an image (dots on a handbag, stripes to a shirt etc....).  Let's see what fabulous creations you can make with your BLENDER!!

What's the Challenge?: Create a project (card, layout, off the page) using your Colourless Blender!

Is there a Prize?: YES!!!  An A4 pack of X-press It Blending Card and a COPIC T-shirt!!!

Who can play?: This challenge is open to EVERYONE, including international!

How do you enter?: Use the inlinkz below to connect to your blog or online gallery and upload it prior to 6pm Monday 23th July, Australian EST (4am USA EST)!!!

I can't wait to see what you create!!!
Happy Colouring
Kathy  :)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Birthday Challenge Winner

Congratulations to the winner of last months Challenge... Lesley!

Please Email Sascha with your postal details so we can send your prize to you!!!

Don't forget to enter our latest challenge- Using Copic Colourless Blender.

Happy Colouring!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tip to Tip

Hello Everyone!!  Most of you know how much I love flowers so today I thought I'd show you how much fun using the Tip to Tip technique is to colour your flowers!  This technique is great for smaller areas where you need to blend two colours from two different colour families, but you don't have enough room to use the feathering technique.
For this particular image, I've used R85 (a mid toned dusty pink) and E51 (a pale cream).  Always put your darker colour onto your lighter colour.  Painters often referred to this technqiue as 'loading the brush'.  Use your lighter colour as your brush and touch the darker colour to the tip.
Then simply apply the maker to your image.  At first the darker colour will be laid down and then it will fade to the colour of the 'brush' marker.  In this case it starts pink and fades to a cream.
In this image, I've coloured the larger flowers and you can see the closer to the centre is a pink tone and the outer parts of the petal are cream.  You can continue to apply the darker colour to the centres until you are happy with the way it looks.
Finish colouring your image!

Hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial and have a go at using the Tip to Tip technique to colour your flowers!!!

Happy Colouring!
Kathy  :)

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