This weeks Copic Colour Combo is inspired by the time of year I wish we were having right now … winter. Because in winter, I love me some Hot Chocolate!
This gorgeous chocolatey combo of earth tone copic markers is not only a great hair colour, it also helps out with all those other brown things you want to colour … like chocolate! As usual, anyone who purchases this set of 4 Copic Ciao markers this week will receive a free reference card to colour and keep. Want these colours right now? CLICK HERE
This week’s Copic Colour Combo was inspired by Uma Thurman’s sassy portrayal of the classic Batman villain … Poison Ivy!
This is a great combo for anything deep green … leaves, grass, clothing, and yes … even hair! As usual, anyone who purchases this set of 3 Ciao and 1 Sketch marker ($26.45 + post) will receive a free reference card to colour and keep. Looking for them right now? CLICK HERE
Tomorrow will find me sitting at my table piled high with copic & cardmaking awesomeness … at the Handmade Craft Market. I have been attending this market since the very first day, and I love it for so many reasons. Previously I have attended under my Hello Dollies banner. But this time will be the first time I have attended under my DawnLewis.com.au banner (I even have a brand new banner … literally!). It is also the last market I will be attending for 2013.
I will be joined by Etc.Anime, and this teen artist will be drawing anime-tures on the spot. What’s an anime-ture? Oh … she just draws you like a gorgeous doe-eyed anime character, and has a habit of making everyone look young and thin. She’s kind of awesome like that.
Want to see how she does it? CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
If you’d like an A5 anime portrait, best get in quick. Her introductory price of $5 for pencil and $10 for ink ends soon, and prices will be higher next year. Her Facebook page is HERE.
So … first market with copics (and a class … specially designed for anyone who has NEVER picked up a copic marker before) … CLICK HERE FOR CLASS BOOKING.
… and last market of the year.
One of my favourite ways to enhance my copic colouring is to add texture. It’s fun to add a little fluff to a teddy bear, or denim texture to jeans … oh the list goes on! The best part is … it isn’t hard to do.
I have gathered 8 of my favourite fabrics for texture and bundled them into a pack so that you can add texture too! Sure …. they might not be pretty … but look what they can do!
If you have a well inked 0 Colourless Blender Copic marker, you can just apply the marker to your fabric swatch. I like to use some ink straight from the refill bottle, and just a couple of drops is enough. Apply 2-3 drops of ink to the fabric, then press onto your coloured image. As you can see above, different fabrics will give different results. For the last bird I put a little 0 colourless blender ink into a mini mister (by Ranger) and spritzed the image.
Texture packs are now available in the online store CLICK HERE (scroll down)
0 Colourless Blender ink refills are available in the online store CLICK HERE (scroll down)
Stay tuned for a video soon!
This is a quote that has motivated me many times. So often we talk about doing something “later” or “someday”. But really … when is that really going to happen? This quote challenges me to question myself … if I’m not going to do the laundry now, then exactly when will I be doing it? Sure, I can procrastinate, but it has to be done … and maybe it will be even less convenient to realise no-one has work/school uniforms on Sunday night and have to do laundry at 10pm. Not good for a restful sleep, that’s for sure!
So … what are you putting off? And if you’re not going to do it now … then when?
This week’s copic colour combo is inspired by the colour of the sky for most of the past week … Stormy Weather! This Warm Grey combo is a great way to colour black without the black, and feels more organic than the cool greys.
As usual, everyone who purchases this weeks Copic Colour Combo will receive a free reference card to colour and add to your collection. Reference cards are business card sized, so perfect to keep in a business card folder. They are laser printed onto blending card … the perfect colouring combination! Want the Stormy Weather copic combo right now? CLICK HERE. Need more reference cards and a binder? CLICK HERE
This November will be the first time in 3 years I have not taken my dollies to the markets in November. I will be there, but with copic markers, demonstrations, cards and Etc. Anime will be drawing live anime-tures (it’s like a caricature, only anime style), and she has an awesome habit of drawing everyone young and thin!
Anyway … today I listed all of my doll stock on the Hello Dollies Facebook page. It’s a matter of first in best dressed, and when it’s gone, it’s gone! Next year I am making some big changes to Hello Dollies, so if you need a dolly for Christmas or an impending birthday gift, best to nab them now. I hope to have one more release of Dress-me-up Mae dolls before Christmas.
Postal cut-off date is 16th December so that they arrive home in time for Christmas gift-giving.
Need dollies now? CLICK HERE