Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Marianne says to keep a Copic swatch book


Marianne also seems to think we are artists. She's such a sweet pessimist, not at all a realist though. I do love her blog and take her advice very seriously, she is the expert and an artist to boot. She did a post recently stating that we should keep a color swatch book noting things like what inks we used, papers, pens, stamps, etc and it is a great idea but since I am not an artist mine is much more basic. I use 1 brand of paper, it is the only paper I really use for my Copics (Georgia Pacific from Walmart) simply because it's cheap, abundant, and readily available. I only use one ink to stamp with when using my Copics to color so I don't even bother stamping it on my swatch, this card is simply used for color selection (again, I'm not an artist, I'm just coloring here). My one color card is kept on my desk so I can pick it up and say hmmmm, I think I need these colors to color in this stamp. Otherwise you can pick up a pen based on the color the cap says it is and when you put the pen to the paper it comes out totally different. Yuck, who wants that? Dang and I just realized there are only 40 colors on that picture and I know I have 50 pens. Now I have to go up and figure out which 10 I haven't put on there yet. Hmmmm....

1 comment:

Liz said...

This is just something my aunt would tell me to do! Colors mystify me.. and if I get something right (paint color), it's usually be complete accident.