They Don’t Always Make the Grade…
And that’s okay!
Just a quick post so you know I’m still alive and kicking. Yay! It’s been a super busy time and I haven’t done much in the way of creating (or reading of blogs – sorry, my sweet friends!). I did drag out the cute “Daisy Chain” stamp from Penny Black as I am trying to master colouring the little mice with my copics. I feel like I am really starting to get there. Oh, and that leads me to another idea….but let’s see the card that doesn’t make the grade (as far as I am concerned) but that I am sharing anyway. haha
Here’s the card….there are so many things I don’t like about it. lol I’m okay with that though. It will go into the practice basket and there’s nothing wrong with practicing.
Now back to my idea. I’m not sure how long it will last but it seemed like a good idea at the time. lol I started to record some of my colour combinations in a journal. Sometimes I try a lot of different colour combinations before I am really happy with how something looks (refer to the mice above – I tried a couple of different Copic markers before I settled on something which, to my eyes, worked). I decided to record some of these combinations so I don’t have to “waste time” trying to remember what I liked in the first place. This is not to say that I won’t explore different options in the future. This guide will be handy to have on hand…just in case. A starting point. It’s a super simple process. Stamp out the image. Number the main areas and record the colours you have chosen to use. I have, to date, put a dash of colour as well but I am not sure that is necessary. I’m still refining my process. I’ve left plenty of space around the images so I can potentially add other mediums such as Distress Markers or Tombows, as well as the Copic Markers already shown.
If you have trouble with your colour combinations you might want to try keeping a similar journal so you can easily refer back to “what works”.