An entry for Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #29, for Freestyle Copic Coloring:
I confess that whenever I see the words ‘copic marker’ on a challenge theme, there is a little part of me that thinks to myself, ‘Ugh.’ So far, copics really seem NOT to be my thing. Although, this challenge makes them a little more appropriate for me – coloring with them freestyle, which means I don’t have to stay in the lines or use great technique and skill! And perhaps, not even know a darn thing about copics. 😉
For various reasons, my brain has been quite mushy the last few weeks. In fact, I’m about to take a little break from just about everything in life, which will hopefully recharge my batteries a bit as we gear up for our third year of homeschooling, which will include twins and preschool this year. I’m afraid that my creativity has felt a little dwindling lately, as I’ve put much effort into working out the curriculum and implementation strategies and such. I’ll admit to feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought of immediately adding 2 students into the mix, but I hope that after the initial adjustment period things will hit their groove and all will turn out well.
Anyway. As I sat and stared at my little book of Papertrey stamps, waiting for ideas to hit me, I kept coming up blank. The only thing I could think of was how much I wanted to break out my Peaceful Garden stamp set and make something with it. So I did just that, and then used a couple of copics to (very) loosely highlight the grass blades.