Saturday, May 1, 2010

Copic Creations Challenge #27

Good Saturday morning to you and Happy May 1st. It's time for another Copic Creations Challenge, and this one is a bit of a stretch. Stretching is good though, so I hope you'll give this one a try. The theme is Coloring on Other Surfaces, and it is sponsored by Marianne Walker from Copics. Be sure to check out the CCC blog for details on the prize for the challenge. I decided to see how it would work to color on a clay flower pot. I base-coated the pot with Gesso and then gave it two coats of a light-color acrylic paint. I had planned to do some Magnolia images, but the pot I painted was a tad too short for my sweet Tildas. I chose, instead, some flowers from Flourishes "Calendar 1" set. I stamped my images in Memento ink and then proceeded to color with my Copics. It actually worked quite nicely. I added a bee and a snail from a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers called "Blackberries, Sunflowers and Bees." I used my Copic Multi-liner 0.3, to make the dash marks suggesting the bee's flight around the rim. I also adhered some flowers by one of the snails. Below are some other views going around the flower pot.

The trickiest part of all of this was stamping the image because of the curved surface. It is doable with patience and care, but I am going to try to find square clay pots and then it would be no problem. I used to paint on clay pots, but the Copics are much easier for me and don't require several coats. After I finished coloring my images, I sponged a light color of acrylic paint over the plain areas of the pot. I hope you'll get inspired from one of the tutorials and stretch your Copic abilities beyond paper. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the projects that the rest of the DT did for this challenge.