Wednesday, June 26, 2013

MIM #122

Heather's technique on PTI's Make it Monday was all about using copic markers to create texture. Her card was really cute and I kicked myself for not having bought that little whale stamp each time I looked at it.

There is an English bird called a thrush, and that's what the speckled effect reminded me of so I dug out this old bird image (might be Martha Stewart but I couldn't swear to it) and had a go. When I first started using a few alcohol ink pens I made the mistake of buying a cheaper version than the copics but it was a such a waste of money as they just don't blend. However, I did use them to make the lovely mottled belly. The "feathers" on the back are tiny lines using distress marker.
I also added a dab of glossy accents for the eye and beak.
(I should also have waited a little longer before I touched the Winter berries stamped in white ink as it was still wet, as the splodges attest)


  1. Beautiful! Love the bird and the use of Harvest Berries for the background!

  2. wow, you made him look so natural! perfect use of this technique!

  3. The bird is gorgeous, great job!