I am at times often surprised my family and friends has never had an intervention to stop the bordering on mental illness obsessions i get with crafts. The worst incident USED to be the weekend in 2003 i decided to give stamping a try and ended up better stocked than most scrapbook stores within the week. This weekend brings on a new fixation and yet another way to avoid packing and getting ready to move! Been filling my time playing with Copic Markers and digital stamps.
I bought handful at my local art stre ( 3.99 each for Copic Ciao and I get teaching discount so they worked out t be 3.49 Canadian plus 13 % tax).. Been back twice in last couple of days and now have close to 90 markers and still have couple of holes but will restrain myself. Kids and I.. whoever drops by have been having in coloring in big stack of digital images and stamps. Anything where kid sand i just sit and hang- whether i be playing a board game or working on crafts in great. My dining room table is often a mess of glue and glitter and markers and we have lots of laughter and conversations that just wouldn’t happen otherwise.
Here is one my 9 year old son, William did last night.
I went through the Prismacolor Colored Pencils Pencils episode in 2007 and still have about 300 very sharply sharpened pencils n special case in my craft room. That led to the Watercolor Pencils a week later. I actually enjoy the watercolor pencils a lot and surprised they aren’t more popular. They give you more control than Copics and certainly more cost effective.
This week I decided to jump head first into Copic Markers. I am not entirely jumping blind as I do find the color theory and concepts very similar to painting with watercolour. Reason I love watercolor so much is working with colour and blending so the Copics are perfect and less mess.. also easier to blend and get colours right.
Above is my first attempt to colour an image and tho lots of flaws learned alot 🙂
I have been working on aiming less for perfection and more on enjoying myself and not worrying to much about getting it right the first time.
I am currently on massive hunt for nice digital stamps so if you know of site or have a site/blog with digital stamps please share!