Adding Texture To a Copic Colored Image
Fuzzy Sock or textured cloth
Stamped Image: "Not Even a Mouse" by Alisa Ramirez
Copic Blender Solution
Color in your stamped image. I only want to add texture to the bear, so I am not going to color in anything else. Please Note: Your image does not have to look smooth as you will be adding texture and this blends the colors together.
Wrap the sock/cloth around your index finger and apply the Copic Blender Solution. As seen in the image below.
Start dabbing the colored image with the sock/cloth that has been moistened with Copic Blender Solution. I tend to hold the sock/cloth on my image for about 2 seconds, then I lift it up to see how it looks.
I repeat the above step several times over the different areas of the image. I suggest coloring large circles on a scrap piece of paper with your Copics, and play around with different cloths, socks etc.
The longer you hold the wet material on the colored image, the more color it removes.
Let your image dry. Then proceed to color in the rest of the image with your Copic Colors of choice.
In Step Two I am using the Copic Blender Ink Refill bottle, but I have to say I have a large bottle in my possession. This technique can be quite addicting, and purchasing the larger bottle is really cost effective. Be sure to contact Michelle at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More should you be interested in purchasing a larger bottle.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and may you find peace, love and happiness in 2012.
Be sure to check out Francy's Tutorial on January 7th, 2012. I am sure she will have something wonderfully creative for you to try out.