Today, I wanted to show how two of the inks that are recommended by Copic compare with each other. Why would you prefer one to the other and do you need both? This is my personal opinion and not endorsed by Copic, by the way. :-)
|Heavenly White Ultrasmooth #120 Cardstock|
As you can see, the Memento ink, on the left, gave a thicker and darker impression than the Brilliance. There is more observable detail with the Brilliance ink. Memento is fast drying, but you do want to make sure it is dry before coloring. Give the ink a chance to be absorbed by the paper. Brilliance, on the other hand, requires heat setting. If you plan ahead, you can stamp your images in advance and let them dry overnight with comparable results.
|Copics R81, R83, and Y15|
So, because I have experienced this on more than one occasion, I usually do not color Over stamped lines. Yes, it takes longer. But so does starting over. :-)
You may wonder why I used the image anyway since I was clearly not happy with it? Because I wanted to show that even though it was messed up, it was still salvageable. By cutting the image smaller, it gave it less importance. Also, by having a lot of texture on the card, the eye doesn't stop too long at that spot.
|Spica Pens (Set B) Provide a Little Glitz To the Flowers|
So do you need both inks? Only you know the answer to that! :-) However, I hope that this has provided you with enough information to know whether or not you want to try these inks, if you haven't already.
Tomorrow's post is also about Copic Markers. It involves some inks that are on the 'not recommended' list. Please stop by and see the results of my little experiment with eight inks and Copic markers.
Thank you for visiting today!
The additional supplies used on the card are as follows:
Stamps: Flower and leaves are from the CTMH Card Word Puzzle set
Sentiment is from the CTMH Say It In Style set
Cardstock: Card base and sentiment tag are CTMH White Daisy
CTMH Baby Pink punched with Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch
Velvet paper (from my stash) embossed with script folder from Hobby Lobby's in-house brand
Gingham pattern paper: Making Memories
Butterflies were made with Martha Stewart mold and clay, white one was painted with Create-a-Shade
Lace: Martha Stewart
Polka Dot Ribbon: CTMH (retired)
Tiny Pearls are CTHM Bitty Opaque Adhesive Gems