Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OCC Copic Marker Class Day 7

Sandy showed not only how to awesomely color this image but also how to make a background to cover up an oops!
 SO I wasn't planning a  background but when I noticed this red mark from coloring on top of this image with copic markers that had bled through, I knew I need to do something to salvage it!  I could have cut it out (which is what I would have done if I hadn't seen how cool Sandy's looked~ way better than I did here… but I did try ;0) I should have worked the background a little more, it is not too blended but hmmm maybe that was the look I was going for (or as my kids would say or nah)!

Check back I think this guy will make his way to a card but it might be for project life instead as we don't do much with cards around Halloween although I could send it to my son at school (doubt he would really appreciate it though, so we shall see!)

What would you do with it? Any suggestions?

OCC Copic Marker Class Day 6

Day 6 – Colorless Blender Tricks + Coloring Animals and Texture

Trying to keep up with this class and learning so much!
I thought I had already posted this but I guess I just took the pictures and then I had to retake them as they were shadowy…;0)  This was fun and a neat way I had never known on how to use the colorless blender...

I really like the orange fox with the longish hair…Which one is your favorite??
Have an amazing day!
God bless~!

Monday, September 29, 2014

OCC Copic Marker Class Day 5 continued Ballerina

Kathy gave some great tips in her video on how she colors the whole body of an image… I like how she mentions how to do the white space in the dress that is something new for me.  The wink of stella on the eyelids and dress (which don't really show up here) are pretty cool finishing touches.  I think this turned out great for my first try! ;0)

Any suggestions??? Let me know!
Have an amazing day! ~God bless~

OCC Copic Marker Class Day 5

Day 5 – Coloring Skin, Hair, and Clothing

This first coloring is based off of how Kristina Werner colors hair.  Her hair coloring is phenomenal and she makes it look really easy, but for me not so...

The next group is from a video I watched in the class that Kelly Marie shows how she colors hair. This was a little easier to achieve...

 This is all of my practice ones together.  I did more practices of the hair because I thought I did the faces pretty well.  I will be finishing them later but wanted to show (keep up with) what I have done so far...
 Well what do you think?… Which one did you like the best? Skin…hair…
Have an amazing day and God bless!

OCC Copic Marker Class Day 4

Day 4 – Turning On The Lights

This day talks about shading on flowers and such… I tried some different ways that I have never tried. 
This first pic is from watching Kristina Werner's video and trying her technique.

 This example is from watching Jennifer McGuire's video and trying to emulate (rather poorly) what she did… These ladies make it look soooo easy and for me it is not.  But I am practicing so maybe somewhere down the road (okay I will try not to break into song here…HA!)

 Here I tried the light source coming from the top left and it was okay.  I don't think the yellow colors blend too well.  Those are the colors I have so oh well… I do think my leaves look more realistic so that is cool!
Well what do you think?? Have you signed up for this course yet???!
Have an amazing day! ~God bless~

Thursday, September 25, 2014

OCC Copic Marker Class Day 3

Day 3 – Get More Mileage Out of Your Markers

Todays topic is mostly about Gray Shading… 

I have never really used the copic markers with a gray to add shading so here is my practice sheet…

OCC Copic Marker Class Day 2

Day 2 – Blending Tricks

Well I have used these tricks before at least most of them.  I think I like the idea of putting some of the marker on a piece of throw away packaging~ no cleaning that way! So here is my practice sheet for Day 2.  I love the images they selected for us to work on in this class!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

OCC Copic Marker Class Day 1

I can't believe I have not blogged since May!  This summer just sped by what can I say???!

I am taking the Online Card Classes Copic Marker Class which I highly recommend even though we are only on Day 2.  The value for the money is superb! You really can't go wrong!

Here is my first day practice… some turned out really well others not so!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

OCC Watercolor Class distress ink paints

I really enjoyed the watercolor class by Online Card Classes!
I played around here with watercolor paper and distress paints.  I used some water with them but they still remained pretty opaque which was fine with me… so here I decided to get out a bunch of die cut words and elements to cover the card front.

 After these are all cut out it looks like this.  It cut out wonderfully, I was worried it would not come out cleanly...
 So stay tuned for cards from these… They will be coming...

~May God bless your day and thanks for stopping by!

OCC Watercolor Class stamping on ink spritzed with water

This example from the OCC Watercolor Class is one of inking my stamp and then spritzing it with water.  It was not a very clear image of the bouquet of flowers (I guess I need to work on this technique).  SInce it didn't show up very well I decided to stamp the image with versa fine ink after it dried. I think it turned out nicely.  I added a back ground I stamped previously with this image to make the card.

I then decided that I wanted more color so I used my distress markers.  I used an acrylic block to put some of the marker on it and then used an ink blender to pick up the color and add it to the flower.  This is the end result.

Give these techniques a try and sign up for the OCC Watercolor Class it really has a ton of tips and well worth the money!

~May God bless your day and thanks for stopping by!