Good Morning! It's Friday and that's a good thing. Hopefully everyone out there in Blogland is gearing up for a fabulous 4th of July weekend. Any special plans?
Yesterday, I sat down and played with some of Kenny K's digi images and wow, are these characters fun! I don't have a whole lot of digi experience, but I have noticed in the past that the Copics tend to smear a bit on them, especially the colors I use to achieve fleshtones (E02, E00, E000). I did a little research on the ol' Information Super Highway and found out that using a workable fixative is a good remedy for that problem. I just so happened to have a can of Krylon Workable Fixative, so I printed up a bunch of digis and took them into the backyard to spray them. I let them dry overnight and then late yesterday afternoon, I started to color up All That. I started with her face and noticed no smearing whatsoever...YAY! Next, I colored her hair and her jeans. Still no smearing...double YAY! HOWEVER, my celebration was short-lived, because when I colored her shoes, shirt, and lips with Red Lipstick (R29) everything went South. It started to leave almost a sticky residue on the image. It took a long time to dry and was sticky to the touch for over an hour. It's as if the color wasn't soaking into the paper, but rather everything was just sitting on top. I couldn't even go back in and add any shading or highlights, because it was streaky and gummy, and I was afraid I would make it worse. This has never happened to me! Here's a question to all of you Copic Marker aficionados out there...have you had this problem and what did you do? HELP! I posted her anyway even though her shirt, shoes, and lips look a bit flat. I'm thinking it must have something to do with the fixative. What brands do you guys recommend?
Anywho, I still really enjoyed working with All That and I had plenty of red bottlecaps leftover from my vintage speedway card the other day, so I used them on this card, too. You know how I am, once I get on a kick, I just keep kicking...lol!
That's it for today. Maybe I will have another card for tomorrow...I haven't decided yet ;D You'll just have to come back and find out! Have a great 4th of July!