Saturday, May 9, 2009

Copic versus Adirondack refillable pens

Back in Feb. I pre ordered the new Adirondack refillable alcohol pens. They came about 2 weeks ago but I hadn't looked at them till now. Here's a picture with one up against a copic.

Can you imagine how much space these are going to take up!!! They are bigger around than those big chunky crayons for kids. They stressed do not overfill. So I stressed. How do you know how much is too much. Put some in then put more in and then more again. Tip was full of ink so went to coloring and it was dry after a few strokes. I'm sure it's me and I will continue to play with them and figure this out. I bought 6 but will not buy anymore. Tooooo big around and toooo big to store as far as I am concerned.
I also had ordered some of the new Alcohol ink colors. Those I love and I went right to stomping with them first thing this morning.

So with that done I went to coloring in some images I just bought from I Brake for Stamps with both of the alcohol markers. What I found out is you can't use alcohol markers with embossing. It smears it.

See it. This was using detail black. So I went to another embossing powder I bought awhile back at Michaels. It has glitter in it. Smeared also but not as bad. The orange on the fishes head is the new Sunset Orange alcohol ink. See how drab and dry it looks. Not sold on those markers at all.

So with all my coloring done I went to work. The burn is on the inside of my arm so all of this was very trying. Needed lots of padding to rest my arm on the desk. This rose image I got in a swap and decided to try what I saw on a blog to color it with Copics. You first put the darkest color where the darker areas would be. Then go to the next color and blend bringing the color out just a little farther and then repeat with a third color. Don't color to the edge. Take your blender pen and drag some of the color out to the edge. This was not working until I turned the pen over and used the chisel edge. Perfect!!

Here's a color combination that is not ME but it turned out well I think. This is the new Peach Bellini alcohol ink and Slate. Layered it on black, blush and grey SU card stock. The white square is from a Cuttlebug die I bought a long time ago but never use. Must remember to bring it out more and use it. Stamp is from I Brake for Stamps. I also used Versa Mark to stamp the image around the edges.

Last card is similar to the one I made the other day. Using the other half of my technique scrap and another I Brake for Stamp image. Layered that on top of 2 other technique scraps made with the same colors. Well I've enjoyed my afternoon. Temperature feels like 190 instead of 90. Hot flashes!!! Who dreamed these things up?? I'm going to continue to play here until family gets home. Then we will be watching. Marley and Me. Everyone have a wonderful Mothers Day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pat, I especially love your stained glass flowers and the dandelion cards! Lovely! kren