Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Distressed Copics

I love the look of images coloured with distress inks.
So I was playing with how to colour my images with Copics, but make it look like I used distress inks.
I like how it turned out, but not the colour I used for the clothing.
I took this photo with lighting from my lamp so please excuse the poor lighting and grainy quality.

Here is a close up of her face.
I am really happy with how her face turned out.
She will hopefully make it on a card tomorrow :)

I don't know about you, but I never just play with my supplies.
Let me explain. For example lets take this image I coloured today.
I have never tried this technique before, but I will use my finished piece.
I never make anything just for the sake of practicing. When I try something new, I always use it on a project.
What about you, do you make samples of new techniques or just play around just to practice on?

Onto My Day:
I did get down to my scrap/craft room to work on the album today.
I finished the first page and am almost done the second page :)
Boy this one is slow going.

Hope you had a creative Wednesday :)

Tracy :)


  1. Your coloring is just gorgeous!

  2. I don't know, but I like the color you used for the clothing. It looks like a color I would wear lol... I need to learn techniques for copics.

  3. I always use it on a project too unless it turns out REALLY bad and ends up in the trash =)

  4. Tracy, that is adorable! You did a great job! No, I don't go and just make stuff lol. I'm usually on a mission to do one thing at a time, if I'm lucky. ;)

  5. Great coloring Tracy, so adorable! I usually end up ruining several things along the way before I get something worthy of a project!!

  6. I usually just head into a project head on and hopefully I will be happy with the end result.

  7. Hey Tracy, I think you did a FAB job. Your coloring is superb.

  8. HI Tracy - Your colouring is absolutely brilliant and what a lovely image.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.


  9. Thank you for following Tracy,
    I bought three Magnolias for the first time yesterday. I asked the girls at The Stamp Basket to help me, as to how to colour her face and they were very helpful. So I am going to craft all day now. This little girl of yours is gorgeous, I will have to try the distress inks too.
    Well done she will be a "wow" on a card.
    Hugs Elaine

  10. perfect!!! here in Brazil those copics are expensive....I only have one :)
    have a nice day

  11. always impressed by your coloring--i know you love markers are you going to give the new tim holtz markers a try?

  12. I love how she turned out! Your coloring is beautiful!

    I usually intend to include things on either a card or a scrapbook page, but sometimes I think I'll like something, then it doesn't work, or I change my mind about the direction I'm going, so I put it in my pile of "extras" that I can flip through when I need a quick embellishment.

  13. So cute and love the coloring job.. I so need to play with my copics more.... Thanks for inspiring me today...

  14. Ooooh! I really like how this turned out Tracy!

    I can't really say that I don't practice using a new technique. I do, and when it turns out, I keep it to use on something later (hopefully). However, I have been known just to jump right in with both feet on more than just a few occasions and hope for the best. I had to practice with my Cricut, but I learn best from making mistakes, so you can imagine how good I am with it by now and how much paper I've thrown away. LOL!!

  15. Love how you coloured her. I haven't used my copics in awhile, I think I will have to make a card tonight:)

  16. Wonderful Colouring Tracy. Thank-You so much for your kind comments on my blog. Hugs From Bonnie Scotland Rita xxxx

  17. What a great job, I tried to color with distress ink but I think I used the wrong paper, what paper did you use? tfs

  18. Oooo, love it. I like the colors you used. I usually toss most of my technique tries, well because I'm a perfectionist.

    Yay! 1 page down!

  19. Cutie! It depends, sometimes I use them and sometimes I toss them...

  20. She's too cute! You did a great job!

  21. Great coloring...she looks fantastic.


  22. That looks really pretty! I almost never try new techniques. I'm stuck I'm a rut :)

  23. Awesome look on your coloring! I have a hard time with trying new things. Once I do and I like it then I will use it :0) Hugs!

  24. This is so pretty, your colouring in is amazing
    Lindsay xx


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