Friday, April 16, 2010

Ginkgo and Butterfly

Good Morning, this week has just flown by! It has been almost a year since I started with the Copic Markers and then in July or August I got the airbrush system. I feel like I am just now making some progress and what an adventure into color. The bookmarks have helped me tremendously to stabilize my background colors, that is one of the hardest techniques to get down as they tend to be blotchy until you get a rhythm going, it is also important to keep in mind that the colors fade slightly as they dry, so sweeping the entire area from right to left or left to right, top to bottom, then let dry and re-apply if necessary, I usually end up with at least two coats for my backgrounds. I think it is also important to make sure your marker is fully loaded before doing a background. If you have used a traditional airbrush it will take some time to adjust to the Copic because you do not have a continuous flow.
This bookmark was done with the Ginkgo from Cricut cartridge "Wild Card", thanks to those of you who helped me remember which cartridge, I hit a senior moment yesterday and could not find this cut for the life of me. The daisy is cut from "Walk in my Garden" and the butterfly is from "Tinkerbell and Friends". The swirl corner is from a stencil (un-identified) and I also cut a stencil for embossing the Ginkgo. Happy Friday, Hugs

8 comments:

Kelly said...

It's been a year...gosh how time flies! From the looks of it, it seems like you have been doing this your whole life! You do beautiful work Sandi and this is just one of the MANY examples! Have a great weekend!

Kraftychick said...

I so want to try the airbrushing technique but I made a promise to myself that I would get a better handle on the Copic coloring techniques FIRST - but it's hard to wait when I see some of the gorgeous stuff you do!
jackie

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful as always Sandi. I love the shading on the daisy, and your butterfly is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

DonnaMundinger said...

Sorry I couldn't help you out yesterday but I see you've found it! This is gorgeous, Sandi! I need to get back to practicing with my airbrush! You're so inspiring! xxD

eiyiyi said...

Absolute perfection! Your artwork is flawless, as always. hugs, eileen

Margie said...

Well Sandi, I think you had your groove on from Day 1! Your colors are always so fabulous and you certainly have mastered the airbrush system! Just look at these vibrant colors...GORGEOUS!

Crayola58 said...

Sorry I was not one who helped you find that gingko leaf yesterday. We hit on just about every other cartridge, didn't we? But look at this, you found it and this bookmark is wonderful. Hugs.
Carole

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

You always do such a wonderful job with your copics and airbrush, looks like you have been using it for years not just one.

hugs
Kaye x