Thursday, January 19, 2012

Copic love

I have owned a handful of COPIC markers for quite a while. Being a total "art product junkie", I read about them on some of my favorite blogs, so of course I had to have a few.  I have all kinds of other crayons, pastels, pencils and such.  I love using all of them for different purposes.

I was a bit "put off" by the fact that the COPIC markers are a bit pricey... that was until I found out more about their quality and value. I have just completed a fabulous class with Teresa McFayden... the COLOR AS A VERB e-course.



As I have progressed through the e-course, I just had to have a "few" more....

So my collection is expanding...


This little container is pretty full... soooooooo I have ordered a new case... 

one that can "expand" as my collection grows... More about that to come...

Copicmarkers.com has a great blank chart for coloring in all those colors as new ones are acquired...

http://www.copicmarker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/COPIC_BlankHandColorChart_2012.pdf

As you can tell, I've been busy coloring in my chart, 

and putting together the little swatchbook Teresa helped us make.






I was able to take some of the fun from this color class and combine it with the techniques we are learning in the LETTER WHIMSY e-course.  The two classes go well together and have given me some inspiration to "play" in my art journal... the first of 2012.  Here is a page I completed yesterday.


I adore home and love this quote from Emily Dickinson.

The "home" stamp at the bottom of the page is one from Donna Downey.  

I just love how whimsical it is!!!

Another page I did had some watercolor backgrounds, 

which changed the look of the Copic colors just a bit. 

 It adds interest to see some of the watercolors peeking through, 

 but it can make it a bit tricky to work with...

I "learn" something with every page...

some good and some not so good...

I guess that's why it's called a "working journal"...



Hopefully my marker storage system arrives tomorrow...

so there will be more fun in my little studio...

My art play helps my heart stay light...

keeping the January doldrums away from my door.

Let's go have a steaming cup of coffee.

Yummmmmm......



4 comments:

kristi said...

Such fun to see you up to your eye balls with glorious color! Your journal pages are overflowing with your exuberant Baby Jane spirit!

mrich2500 said...

Oh my...you are just embracing all that incredible knowledge...I'm loving what you have created...sigh 87 more school days so I can have fun like you!

ille waters said...

Wow, girl, you amaze me.

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Your pages looks great Jane - looksa like an awesome class - oh, I wish I had more time - sign...
Have a lovely weekend.