The super talented Mary Giemza emailed me a couple weeks ago asking if I would be a guest designer for the Copic Creations Blog! For anyone who listens to me harp you should know that I think this is THE BEST copic blog on the WORLD WIDE NET! I seriously LOVE that site!
They have challenges the 1st and 15th of every month to spotlight a technique or color challenge. Not only to they provide links to tutorials for the featured technique, they also have a sponsor who donates a generous gift to a lucky random winner who plays along in the bi-monthly challenge. It is just a fantastic copic resource and for anyone who has asked me for tutorials I strongly suggest you check out this blog because it is all there right at your fingertips. It is MY go-to website and I hope it becomes yours too!
Without further ado, this is my card.
Today's challenge is Feather Blending and we are using the technique to showcase some new Victoria Case images being release by Susana's Custom Art & Card Design. This little one is from the Aurora Collection. Besides basic blending, feather blending is something I strongly encourage everyone to learn. It is so versitile and I use it on just about every image I color. If you've ever wondered how I do hair....it is just several layers of light feathery strokes using the feather blending technique. If you want a soft blend, add your layers while those beneath it are still wet, for crisper lines, wait until your previous layer is dry. Or like I do, add several layers while the colors are wet, then let them dry and add a few very light defined strokes.
If you have difficulty blending two shades of the same color family together, try feathering those colors together and you may find it easier. That is what I did on her hat. Or be daring and feather two different colors together like I did on her skirt. Use a light touch and ....Practice! Practice! Practice! Before you know it feather blending will become your #1 Copic Technique and will take your skills to a higher level!
Finally, I would like to thank Mary and the entire Copic Creations DT for inviting me as their Guest Designer today. You girls ROCK and I encourage everyone to check out their work!