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)

3 comments:

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

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

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  3. The bird is gorgeous, great job!

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