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2/7/12

Tuesday Tips & Tricks: Make the Most of your Markers!

Hi there friends! It's Sheri here and I have tons to share with you for this Tuesday Tips and Tricks! First off, I have a Heart Box I created for our Heart Challenge. After hunting all over the internet for a tutorial, I finally settled on this one. I fiddled with it a bit, die cut the heart shapes on my Cricut and came up with this. I colored Tilda with Flowers and added her to the top of the box, along with bunches of embellishments to really make the box Valentine-y! ;)

Copics Used:
Roo, Rooo, R17, R20, R22, R24, R39, R46, R81, R83, R85
RV00, RV10
E000, E00, E13, E25, E31, E34, E50
G20, G21, G24, 
YG95

I 'm also excited to share with you my Copic Journal. Recently, I came across Brenda's gorgeous journal, which led me to the download for the journal here. I knew I had to make one too!

Since it is important to use the paper that you typically stamp on for your journal, I simply printed the pages out on my Cryogen card stock. I divided the pages into quarters and trimmed them to 5 1/2 by 4. They fit wonderfully into a Photo Book  for 4 by 6 inch photographs, that I found at Joanns. 


The first set of pages is where I colored and inventoried all of my markers.

After that, my next few pages are where I have examples of hair.You can add skin combinations here also.
I stamped Tilda with Lace Jeans out repeatedly, cut her out with an oval Nestie, colored her up and  popped her into my journal, where I also noted what combination of Copics I used. 

Next, I've colored and listed my favorite Copic combinations
On this page, you can see where I have come across a favorite combination on someone's project. I noted the markers that they used. This way, I have a shopping list ready to go. :)

There is also a section for you to list the Copic marker families.
I love having my marker inventory, my favorite coloring combinations and my wish list at my finger tips. Also, the the design of the photo album allows me to set it up on my craft desk while I'm coloring, which makes it a very handy resource.
That's it for me today. Thank you so much for sticking with me through my long winded post and I hope you'll make a Copic Journal for yourself too!



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