Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tune in Tuesday with Paula-Kay Bourland

Copics on Fabric

Our Blog Hop with Stamping on Fabric earlier this month perked my interest in experimenting with Copic markers and fabric.  You would think it would be a no-no because of how they bleed on paper, but I found them to work okay on unbleached muslin.  I will show you several things I did with them.

First I made a fabric background for a card using R81, R83, R85, and R89.  I made hatch marks diagonally in both directions with all four colors.  When I finished I thought it would be a good background.

Using the T3464 Life of the Party stamp,  I colored my image with the same Copic markers as the background.  The edges are sponged wtih Palette Claret ink.  Pink cardstock and Bazzill ribbon finished off the card.

My next card tries fabric-piecing with muslin for the skirt on the image.

I stamped the image TB3488 Who I Am on unbleached muslin with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the skirt with Copics G12, G14, G19 and cut it out to glue to the card. 

The whole image is stamped on Premium White Cardstock and colored with YR12, YR15, YR16, G12, G14, G19, E01, E02.  When the skirt is added, the glue keeps it from ravelling.   For the crown I added touches from a Spica Peach pen to make it sparkle.  Then I sponged Memento Desert Sand to the edges of the image.

The base card is embossed with a Sizzix flower embossing folder, and the image in layered on orange cardstock and green cardstock.

My last card is simply stamping on unbleached muslin and coloring with Copics.  The stamp is TA Lovely Butterfly and the markers I used are BV00, BV02, BV04, Y15, Y17, Y19 and E01.  I fringed the edges of the muslin.

The background cardstock is Bazzill textured Impatients and yellow cardstock.

So what do you think?  Whereas Prismacolor pencils work great on fabric, Copics give a little more pigment depth.  But I suppose each fabric would have to be tested, just as different papers have to be tested with Copics. 

Thanks for exploring Copics and fabric with me. 
 Blessings!  Paula-Kay

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Angel Hawks said...

Paula-Kay, you astound me! Such beautiful work.

I visit your blog for inspiration occasionally. I know you don't know me, but I wanted to express my sadness on TAC closing. I used to be a TAC Angel a few years back and dropped out for various reasons. Since then, I met up with a good friend who was a SU! demo and decided to give them a try which was a good thing for me and I've had success in my area.

I'm sure you have tons of contacts and resources who are "after you", but I wanted to contact you and ask if you decide to join another stamp company, to please consider me and my team with Stampin' Up! I'm sure this seems strange to you, but I figured if I don't contact you, someone else would.

My thoughts are with you in this transition in your life.

Angel Hawks
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Check out my Crafting Blog, http://www.MakeSomethingCute.com!
Meetup with Me! http://www.meetup.com/Crafting-with-Heart/

StampingbugKerry said...

Great card PK. Love the crosshatching on the first card...So pretty. I'll miss your fabulous self!!!


cdeasey said...

I haven't tried using the Copics on fabric - yet. Now I will!

Risa said...

I will try background fabric like the one you made in the first card. Beautiful, educational and inspiring cards.