I've been playing with my copics trying to learn how to render metal. I found a few tips and tricks and a few pins to help me out. Pictured below is my first project in which I used my markers to render worn, brushed metal with a bit of rust added. Hopefully, with more practice, I will get good at this technique as I love Steampunk projects.
- Image: "Steampunk Rose Bug" digi stamp by Rick St. Dennis.
- Patterned digital paper: Holliwood Studios "Once Upon a Time" purchased at "Mischief Circus"
- Steampunk Frame 2: Made by Illustrator G. His work ROCKS!
- ROSE: 0, C1, C3, C5, C7, E04, E97, YR00, E08 and E31. I used Titanium White DecoArt Americana paint for highlights.
- WEB: B00, B01, B02
- JEWEL: R32, R35, R39. I used Titanium White DecoArt Americana paint for adding highlights.
- BUG and JEWEL GOLDEN areas: Y11, Y15, Y17, Y38
- BUG BRONZE areas: Ack! I don't remember. It looks like E43, E44, E47, E49 and E18.
- I printed my image onto Copic X-Press-It card with my Canon Pixma MX860 printer then coloured it with Copic markers.
- I dipped a rough bristled stencil brush into copic blending solution and pounced it on my coloured image thus removing some of the colour to give an aged metal look.
- I cleaned any ink spread with my Copic blending marker and touched up any areas with more ink where needed.
- I outlined some areas with a fine tipped black Sharpie marker and added white highlights with paint as listed above. I highly suggest using a pigment ink such as the Copic multiliners, but my ink in those ran dry. Sharpies are alcohol based and will smear if you go over it with your alcohol markers.
- I then scanned my image to my pc, removed the background, and made this digital frame scene with the digital elements listed above.
- All digital work was done in PSE8 as I still need to learn how to use my "Big Girl" photoshop program.