vrijdag 16 augustus 2013

D stands for 'Dragon' and Copics on ordinary copying paper???

Hi girls, Frea here, and I've made my Craft Barn page for the letter D. I picked the word 'dragon' since I had this lovely Kenny K. image called 'Dragonrider', which fitted perfectly. I printed it on regular printer paper, because I wanted it to be large enough to fit over both pages, otherwise the details would be so small they would become very hard to colour. I wanted to colour with Copics, but proper Copic paper was too thick to get it into the fold of the pages. To my total surprise, I was able to blend the Copics on this absorbant copying paper in a way I never expected. Makes you wonder if it is actually nescesary to by special papers for Copics.......
I started this page with making my own Glimmer Mist by mixing some Dylusion Campoo Teal in a spray bottle with water and adding Perfect Pearls Gold to it. I sprayed that all over the page. After drying I splashed some waterdrops which gave the light spots on the page.
I fussy cut the dragon, and then glued it down with mat gel medium. However, the paper is so thin, it absorbed some of the Dylusion underneath. On the dragon I didn't really mind, but I did repaint it's rider with skincoloured acrylic paint. The Copics do not give enough coverage to make the turqoise spots disappear.
On the sides I used a stencil with a Celtic woven image and gold texture medium. Now with that medium, the same thing happened as with the paper. It absorbed some of the Dylusion ink which gives it a lovely corroded look. Again, an unexpected effect and I love it!!
So, that's it, I stamped some chicken wire with Stazon teal in the background (not that chicken wire would hol a dragon LOL)!! Hope you like my page, hugs Frea

Nederlands nu:
Deze pagina heb ik gemaakt voor de Craft Barn woordenboek van de letter D en ik koos het woord 'dragon', draak. Ik had namelijk een Kenny K stempel die Dragonrider heet en die hier prima voor geschikt was. Ik ben begonnen met Campoo Teal Dylusion met wat water in een spuitflesje te mensen en heb daar goudkleurige Perfect Pearls aan toegevoegd. Op die manier heb je eigenlijk een soort van Glimmer Mist gemaakt. De stempel heb ik geprint op gewoon printerpapier. Ik wilde 'm met Copics inkleuren, maar Copics papier is veel te dik om in de vouw van de pagina's te krijgen. Ik had verwacht dat er maar moeilijk schaduw aan te brengen zou zijn omdat printerpapier te veel absorbeert, maar uiteindelijk bleek dat het resultaat niet onaardig te noemen is. Wellicht dat Copics papier niet eens zo noodzakelijk is om met Copics te kleuren....
Ik heb de draak uitgeknipt en opgeplakt met mattte gel medium. Toen bleek dat door het dunne papier, de Dylusion kleur eronder door het papier heen kwam. Op de draak zelf vond ik dat niet zo erg, maar zijn berijdster heb ik met huidkleurige acrylverf overgeschilderd.
Op de randen heb ik een stencil gebruikt met een prachtig Keltisch motief en goudkleurige reliefpasta.  Al tijdens het drogen bleek dat ook daar de Dylusion kleur hier en daar opgenomen werd door die pasta wat een prachtig corrosie effect geeft. Onbedoeld dus iets leuks ontdekt!
Ben weer benieuwd wat jullie ervan vinden. Groetjes Frea

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Amazing page! The dragon is wonderful! xx

  2. I love this Frea! The addition of Celtic symbols really finishes it off. BTW I don't use special Copic paper xxx

  3. Really lovely pages - that dragon is just amazing and your colouring is great! Claire x

  4. Fabulous dragon, wonderfully coloured and what a fantastic background with the Celtic knots.

    Sylv xx

  5. I love your page. And all your accidents look like happy ones! Sometimes special supplies are needed but many times not. It all depends on the finished look you are after.

  6. Frea, your page is stunning! Wow, the dragon is amazing, so is the embossing!

    Cazzy x

  7. Wow what a stunning page Frea. I like the Kenny K stamps but haven't looked at his digital ones, you might be sending me down a path of temptation. I don't have any copic pens but read somewhere - they can bleed through the paper/page so maybe you just need to make sure your have something underneath to protect the bottom surface. Never heard of Dr Who - that is sad. Try getting a DVD of the series which has the nineth doctor, Christopher Eccleston from 2005 - you may find yourself a fan. Look forward to seeing your O creation.

  8. LOVE this page!! this is a great image, and you did fantastic with the colouring
    Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn

  9. This is spectacular! I've never seen that Kenny K image before but it is amazing and you've coloured it to perfection. I must go check out that image.

  10. Wonderful page, I love your dragon !!! :) x