Hey, everybody! I'm back today with a video tutorial that I made for the Color Me Copic Club featuring dotty backgrounds with Copics. Carlene runs the show over at the Color Me Copic Club. What?! You don't know what the club is? Well, let me fill you in...members of the Color Me Copic Club share ideas and projects in a private Facebook forum and they receive 6 Copic marker colors each month specially selected to round out their Copic inventory. If they already own some of the colors selected, they just contact Carlene and request other colors instead. Carlene has created a pretty awesome Copic community and all the cool kids hang out there ;D She also has a fabulous online store chock-full of way cool paper crafting tools and supplies. Check it out at Pink Scrapper's Boutique.
Today's video features an easy technique that adds an interesting little detail to the backgrounds of stamped and digital images. Quick little random dots in an array of colors are great ways to showcase an image or provide a bit of fill for a space that might seem too open. If I had opted to stay a little lighter with my background dots on this project I could have probably added some spots of liquid appliqué or glitter to resemble snow. Instead, Lilli Claire - Warm Wishes (by Tiddly Inks), dressed in her gray coat and tights looks a tad goth to me so I went with some coordinating dots in gray, as well. Change up your colors to achieve different results...bright oranges and soft yellows might resemble sunlight...darker blues and violets might lend itself to a nighttime feel. I've added some compact dots in darker browns under her feet to mirror tiny pebbles or dirt, which I really like, but some bright greens mixed with olives to resemble grass would have been fun, too. Anything goes ;D
I've included the video at the bottom of this post, so I hope you'll stick around long enough to take a peek. Again, I had to fast forward through some of the coloring scenes, just because I am a babbler and don't know when to stop talking. Watching the video, you'd think I was actually holding a conversation with someone. Hmmm...crazy? Perhaps! Ooops...there I go again...LOL!
Before I dash, I wanted to thank the wonderful ladies who joined me Saturday at Harwood United Methodist Church for a small, but fun, Beginning Copic Class. It was really nice that we were able to gather and play a bit. I also want to thank Harwood UMC for generously allowing us to use their fellowship hall for our class. Pastor Cheri was so kind and showed me around their facility including their Abundant Grace Free Store. It's a humble store that's abuzz with activity as a number of cheerful volunteers accept donated home goods from a steady stream of kind folks, and assist others who may have found themselves in a time of need. The whole facility was filled with a powerful positive energy. You could literally feel it in the air. If you are in or near the Albuquerque area and have some household items that might benefit someone else through a domestic items relocation program, consider Harwood UMC. They are good people :) Read more about their free store here.
Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, literally! Do you have your bird, yet? What's on your holiday menu? Whatever it may be, I hope you enjoy it among the warmth and love of family and friends :)
Copic colors used:
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
hair - E15, E13, Y21, Y11
reds - R39, R29, R22
grays - C5, C3, C1
white details - BG10, B0000
background dots - C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, B01, BG10, B000
ground dots - E49, E37, E35, E31