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The Copic Papercrafting Instructor and Design Teams would like to give a colorful WELCOME to the newest instructor joining us--the fabulous and sweet Michelle Houghton!
Michelle has done a number of special events and demos for Copic over the years, and we are all thrilled to finally have her on our teaching team. Michelle has a B.S. in Fine Arts and an M.A. in Teaching with years of experience teaching high school art, live workshops, and online crafting classes.
She likes to work with a variety of media and styles, often experimenting with them and looking for unique and interesting ways to use them. We look forward to working with her and can’t wait to see her in action!
Of course we can’t have a celebration without gifts, so we are giving away some great Copic prizes!
Join us in welcoming Michelle by visiting each of the blogs listed below for a chance to win. Don’t forget to leave some love at each blog because each team member will be giving away a Copic T-Shirt and a seven-piece Doodle Kit to one lucky winner.
Commenting will close at midnight on Sunday, July 6, and winners will be announced on individual blogs on Monday, July 7.
Debbie Olson (here)
Finally, I couldn't leave without posting a Copic-related card, right?
I saw a stunning card by one of my clean and simple stamping heroes, Laura Bassen, a couple of days ago, in which she used her acrylic stamp block with watercolors to create a great background. How creative is that? Laura is amazing! I filed it away in "things to try" when I had time. Tonight I tried it with watercolors first and didn't impress myself with my attempts. I liked them while they were wet, but they dried a little pale and lifeless. I'll have to keep experimenting. . .
It occurred to me that if I used alcohol inks (Copic re-inkers) on glossy cardstock, I *might* get some vibrant color. . . Here is my acrylic block streaked with Copic Various Inks (YG05, BG05, and B24).
Next, I spritzed the inky block with enough colorless blender to make it juicy enough to spread, and then I stamped it onto the glossy cardstock as shown above. Oh, yes, it worked! So a huge thanks to Laura Bassen for her fun technique, as applied to Copic reinkers.
Here are some of the glossy cardstock and Copic Various Inks (reinkers) pieces that "happened" tonight.
And here is a simple, finished card. Believe it or not, the hardest part was getting the sentiment stamped the way I wanted it. . . The stamps used on my card are from Papertrey Ink's Wet Paint III set. I used detail white embossing powder for the "friends," and Staz-On Black ink for the smaller sentiment below it. White Staz-On would probably have worked well too, but mine was a little too dried up.
Again, don't forget that you can enter to win at EACH of the blogs listed above since each Copic team member will have a winner in honor of Michelle Houghton's joining us. Thanks for visiting today,