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