Be Yourself

This is the last of the three cards from the class I taught at The Queen’s Ink. I loved the juxtaposition of this batty girl with the sentiment. Here’s a young lady definitely willing to be herself!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Classic Blue by Bazzill; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: ZA02 (*) by elenazinski from Paper Artsy; Happy Thoughts by Penny Black
Copics: E000, E00, E02 (face); E000, E02 (hands and legs); R20, R22 (hair); B000, B01, B04, B06 (dress); Y02, Y15, Y19, R22 (wings); B06 (shoes)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.

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Think Happy Thoughts and You Can Fly!

This is the second of the three cards I recently completed as part of a class taught at the Queen’s Ink. These quirky flowers from Paper Artsy are fun to color. I embellished them with some dots and dashes made with a Sakura Gel Pen in white. I thought it added to the eccentric nature of the image.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Green cardstock by Bazzill; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: ZA09 (*) by elenazinski Art from Paper Artsy; Happy Thoughts by Penny Black
Embellishments: Sakura White Gel Pen
Copics: YG05, YG09, Y02 (leaves); Y02, Y15, Y19, YG05, YG09 (top flower); B06, YG05, YG09, Y02, YG15, YG19 (middle flower); YG05, YG09, Y02, R22 (bottom stalk)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.

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Happy Looks Good on You

I just finished teaching a class at The Queen’s Ink and wanted to show off the cards made for the class. They all feature the quirky and fun images from Paper Artsy paired with a more traditional Penny Black sentiment stamp. This is the first of the three, featuring a smiling, happy monster ready to hug you and probably willing to go home with you!

The background was first colored with a variety of Copic markers in shades of blue and blue green (see below for exact colors). I then dampened a scrap of terry cloth with colorless blender and dabbed the shaded area with the fabric, adding some texture to the background. This is one of my favorite ways to add a background to an image colored with Copics. Students like the technique as well because the colors do not need to be perfectly blended – an added plus when you’re just starting out using Copics.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Borders from the Simply Spring Collection by Bella Blvd; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: ZA02 (*) by elenazinki Art from Paper Artsy; Happy Thoughts by Penny Black
Copics: BG0000, B000, B01, BG10, colorless blender with terry cloth for texture (background); Y02, Y15, Y19, R22, B02, B06 (head); Y15 (hands); R20, R22, B06 (pants); YG09, R22 (sleeves); YG05, YG09, B01, B02, B06 (shoes)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased.

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Last Chance! Little Monsters Copic Coloring Class – Tuesday, October 24, 2017

This is your last chance to join in on the fun in the Little Monsters Copic Coloring Class at the Queen’s Ink. We’ll make three cards featuring stamps by Paper Artsy with sentiments from Penny Black. Basic understanding of Copic shading is helpful, however I will cover all necessary techniques in class. Supply list provided below. Seats are limited, but there’s still room for you to join us, so sign up today!

The Queen’s Ink
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30PM – 8:30 PM
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763

To register, call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449.

Rowhouse Greetings | ZA02 by Paper Artsy Rowhouse Greetings | ZA09 by Paper Artsy

BRING TO CLASS

COPIC MARKERS. The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. You will need a blendable selection of yellows, greens, and blues. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help you with your selections.

  • R20: Blush
  • R22: Light Prawn
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • YG05: Salad
  • YG09: Lettuce Green
  • BG0000: Snow Green
  • BG10: Cool Shadow
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • B01: Mint Blue
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • B04: Tahitian Blue
  • B06: Peacock Blue
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Skin White
  • E02: Fruit Pink
  • 0: Colorless blender
  • Copic Colorless Blender refill (the smaller 25cc bottle is sufficient).

OTHER SUPPLIES. Please bring the following to class:

  • Uniball Gel Pen or Sakura Gel Pen in White
  • Tape runner adhesive or double sided tape
  • Scissors

While you’re at it – check out my current teaching schedule. Lots of new Copic card classes scheduled in the coming months. Hope to see you there!

New class! Little Monsters

I’ll be at The Queen’s Ink in Savage Mills this Sunday, September 10th, teaching a new Copic card class featuring stamps from Paper Artsy with sentiments from Penny Black. Can’t come Sunday – don’t despair! I’m offering this class again on Tuesday, September 19th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Seats are limited, but there’s still room in Sunday’s class for you to join us, so sign up today!

While you’re at it – check out my current teaching schedule. Lots of new Copic card classes scheduled in the coming months. Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | ZA09 by Paper Artsy Rowhouse Greetings | ZA02 by Paper Artsy