This is the second of this year’s Copic-coloured Christmas cards and this one is based on the second lesson in the Winter Storybook class from Sandy Allnock over on Art-Classes.
There were a couple of minor problems making this one. First off, I forgot to mark out the snow caps before colouring in the first mountain. That just meant that, rather than leaving them plain white, I just had to break out my Versamark pen and heat emboss them instead, which has the added advantage of giving a bit of texture to the card.
The second issue was my choice of white pen. My beloved water-based extra-fine point Sharpie is running out and they stopped making them (boo!) so I’m having to experiment with other pens. The Signo UM-153 is good when it works, but can be a bit flaky, so I just grabbed the first white pen which came to hand — a Derwent paint pen — and that was fine until it decided to deposit a massive blob of paint on the card. I quickly mopped it up and decided that it would just have to be a “bokeh effect”, which of course meant there had to be more of them, cue deliberately splooshing too much paint on the card. It’s not perfect but I can live with it.
Like the little sheep on the last card, this bunny has been sat in my stash for a very long time, so it’s good to finally use him in this simple storybook scene.
Art Classes – Mini Copic Course: Winter Storybook Scenes
B000, B01, B91, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV31, C0, V01, V12, V15
Mama Elephant – lunar animals
Ti Holtz – crazy talk
Create A Smile – double stitched rectangles
Derwent paint pen 0.5 white
Versafine – smokey gray
- embossing powder
Wow! – super fine bright white
Wow! – white puff twinkle glitter
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
Hunkydory Adorable Scorable Matt-tastic – french blue