Sunday, May 13, 2012

First Spectrum Noir Card

Just bought some Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I figured that the 4 sets of 24 would get me started. I used a C.C. Designs stamp "Birthday Lucy" to create this card for my son's friend. She turned out ok but, could be better. I found that the markers bleed a lot and even when using the Memento tuxedo black ink. While coloring I was finding that I might just need to break down and purchase the rest of the collection of colors. Highlights seem to be not as light in color as I would have like them to turn out. I have been use to using my colored pencils and the control of taking away and adding is much more controllable. I guess I need to color more and practice with my new markers to get use to the different techniques. All in all I do like them but that doesn't mean that I won't still invest in Copic markers as well.

1 comment:

NeverTooOld said...

I love it! Beautiful!! I think those lil imperfections you describe add to the originality and handmade aesthetics of the card which in turn keep them unique and OOAK! Then again, you're the expert and I'm just a cheap vintage suit that hangs/loiters around all these blogs commenting on things I know not thereof. :o)