Good morning everyone! Yesterday was such a lazy day for me. I woke up, but felt sleepy almost all day long. Finally around 4:00 in the afternoon I laid down with our cat and slept for about an hour. That is just not like me to do that, but I woke up feeling much more refreshed! I did manage to make a couple of birthday cards before taking my nap though.
On a rubber stamping list I belong to someone asked what copic markers were and a whole discussion about them arose. This spurred me into making two cards as a comparison. See, before copic markers came into my crafting life I did most of my coloring with colored pencils and blended them with odorless mineral spirits. So, I wanted to color one image with colored pencils and one with the copic markers. I used the exact same image and colored with colors that are pretty much the same, and even kept the layout and the designer papers the same. Here is the card I made with the colored pencils
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and here is the one I made with copic markers
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Most of the people said they liked the copic colored one better. I do too. I enjoyed getting my pencils out again and working with them, but they do take a lot more work and time than using the copics. I was particularly pleased with the transparancy of my balloons.
You know of course the girl image is from Magnolia and the words are from a Clearly Wordsworth set I have. Here are the copic colors I used on the second card.
Here's a picture of the two cards side by side for a better comparison.
If I had had another of the same image I would have watercolored one. I might have to do a copics vs watercolor comparison sometime! I have a busy day ahead of me tomorrow. My sister is having hip replacement surgery in the morning and I have to have her at the hospital at 6 am. After that I have to go to her house and get her dog to the boarders, and later in the afternoon I have my dentist appointment for that infected tooth. Plus, it is my husband's birthday tomorrow! Such a full day tomorrow means a lot to do today while I have the chance!
I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday, and thanks for looking!