If you have come here from Ruth's blog you will notice she has done a lot more than me and if you go to check out Ruth's blog you will see she has done a lot more than me and even made some wonderful cards.
After seeing Ruths inspiration I thought I should do some cards too but my hands basically packed it in after I did the balloons. I never got to the gifts and hope to do those tomorrow. I don't have any little ones keeping me on my toes either but I did have a few other things to do (including council spring clean pick up organised for the next day so all had to go out today) and my hands packed it in.
I have osteoarthritis in both hands and usually the medication I take keeps it under control, so I can talk to Elysha(sign language), work (computer), drive long distances and of course most importantly crafting.
Enough about my hands, onto the class.
I printed up what I needed on copic friendly paper and instructions. Watched the four short videos then coloured. I found that after looking at the list of copics for the class (I had less than 20% of the suggested colours). I don't have a huge range but I have a nice range of colours I really like with some missing.
I buy the Ciao Copics in most instances and only buy the Sketch Copics if the colour I want is not available in the Ciao.
I have bought some that I really didn't need or that don't work so well with the colours I have, that was a learning process as in Australia there are very very few stores that carry Copics, usually very small range and quite expensive. Then even less carry the refills. I found early in the piece that I could not purchase from companies overseas (some we can now purchase from). I would go through the whole shopping process and get to check out to find I could not purchase.
I have found Craftonline.com.au sells Copics at a reasonable price and the refills. I purchase the refills as I go, looking at the colours I like and use the most for first preference but there insetting worse than running out of colour and having no refill. Took me 6 months to get a refill for Yellow Acid.
So , back to the class, I had to do some thinking and playing and come up with my own colour combos and you will notice that all bar one are three colour so they can be done three or two.
I think you would say my colours are all bright ones the only soft one being the yellow at the bottom. I have written in the combinations I used and will keep this for future reference.
Its interesting doing the class, even though I already do lots of colouring. My colouring style is self taught, hit and miss and lots of ink so any information has to be an improvement. I like seeing the different ways of adding the colour to the graphic and love the idea of not worrying about going over the lines if I'm planning to cut it out.
So without further ado, I will add this to
and if you would like to see the lovely cards Ruth made with her colouring go here
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