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- Challenges are posted every Wednesday
- You may combine this challenge with others
- You can use any products or stamps (you aren't restricted to just using Pixie Cottage, although we would love to see how you use our products too!)
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- Entries due by midnight (EST) on the Tuesday night before the next challenge
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Dec 24, 2011

The Pixie Cottage's Saturday Tutorial

 Adding Texture To a Copic Colored Image

Materials Required
Fuzzy Sock or textured cloth
Copic Markers 
Memento Ink
Copic Blender Solution

Step One
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.

Step Two

Wrap the sock/cloth around your index finger and apply the Copic Blender Solution.  As seen in the image below.

Step Three

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.

Step Four

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.

Tanya R


Davi said...

Splendid tutorial Tanya!! Really makes great texture.

Linda Wescott said...

Great tutorial, love the effect. Hugs lin

Joynana said...

That is a very cool technique. I will definitely be trying it. Thanks for the inspiration of doing something new.

CraftinGranny said...

Wonderful tutorial! Thanks so much. Will definitely give it a try. "Hugs"

Unknown said...

Hi Tanya, wonderful tutorial. The card is gorgeous.

Denise said...

Brilliant tutorial Tanya.
Denise xx

Stephanie (Arty Carty) Lee said...

Thanks for sharing such an easy tip to creating texture!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Awesome tutorial Tanya, love it!!

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