Let me start by saying I am no pro at Copic markers and I am not certified, in the recent months since our local shoppe opened I have collected more colors and am getting comfortable playing with them. My favorite medium has been Distress Inks. In fact that is what I teach at the shoppe, but I have to say Copics and Inks are now tied. I love having choice to move between them. I’m looking forward to this weekend to learn more from Suzanne Dean joining us here in Florida.
Okay lets get back to why you are here….
This post will be about Skin color. I colored the faces of all the following Magnolia’s in E0000, E00, E11 and R20
Maggie #1, Tilda with Butterfly Dress, is done in the Cryogen White #89. This paper has a nice thickness and is not a bright white but has a little shimmer to it. It was easy to blend on. The colors did bleed through to the back, which it depends on different people is either a good thing or a bad thing. I don’t feel I am heavy handed when I am coloring but like I mentioned I have been only playing for a few months now so it could be me…
Maggie #2, Be My Valentine, is done in the Paper Temptress Heavenly White Premium Ultra Smooth. This paper has a nice weight to it too. I noticed my face was a lighter shade than the Cryogen but blends beautifully too. I can see it on the back of the paper but it didn’t quite bleed through, (not sure that makes sense, hope it does).
Maggie #3, Cherry Tilda, is done in the Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White #80. It also has a nice weight to paper. Colors show up deep and bright and blending was a little difficult. It bled through a lot but I believe it was because I wasn’t quite happy with the blending and kept trying.
Maggie #4, Tilda with Lamb, is done Bee paper Artist marker Pad. Paper is thinner than the above mentioned but not flimsy. Angie Hunt uses this paper for coloring in mixed media with Distress Inks and I am certainly going to give that a try. For Copics, my face came out a little grainy to me, also bleeds through.
Maggie #5, Cross Stitched Tilda, is done in Gina K Luxury paper 120lb. This is the thickest of all the papers. Colors on this paper show up lighter and a little grainy but not too bad. There is no bleeding on the back at all and it’s barely visible. I could, if I needed, to flip this paper and use the back if I made a mistake, pretty thick.
Maggie #6, Shy Rose Edwin, is done is Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White Cardstock 110lb. I had to let Edwin join the fun! It has the same thickness as the Cryogen and blends easy. It also doesn’t bleed much. Paper feels like it has a little tooth to it, like the Cryogen. The other 4 have a very smooth finish and I feel like the coloring is floating on top. Currently this is the paper I am using.
So there you have the same markers used on all 6 papers with different effects and shades. I’m off to color arms and legs then I will be back with different color combos and how they look. Hope this helps some beginners. I would certainly try and answer any additional questions about any of the papers or would love to hear any other thoughts too, just drop me a line!
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