Why Rosie's Book?

While growing up, I had a dear friend, Renee, that lived next door and with whom I spent much of my childhood. We grew, in different directions, and went on our merry way. Many years later, I ran into her parents and they kindly reminded me of the laughs they still have over my book. “What book?” I wondered with a puzzled look. "I don't remember a book." Hardy laughter accompanied their response. At some time during our childhood, I tried to convince Renee about something that her parents didn’t agree with. I told her that proof of its truth could be found “in my book.” Naturally she went home and tried to convince her parents of the same thing but they weren’t falling for it. She needed an edge and told them emphatically, “It’s in Rosie’s book!” After they caught their breaths from reborn laughter, they let me know how “Rosie’s book” has been cited for many other things throughout the years. They’ve also mentioned that they’d like to see “Rosie’s book” one day. I can’t remember all of the things that I said were in “my book” but I’m sure my dear friend’s parents can recall much more than I ever knew about – LOL!!! So, here it is . . . my version of things you might find In Rosie’s Book . . .

Monday, July 19, 2010

Using Copic Fluorescent Marker Colors

Eight of the current 334 Copic Sketch markers are fluorescent colors. They're fabulous neon shades of pure happiness. I made some time to play with these colors with the hopes of helping you to see why you would want to add these markers to your Copic collection. I'll show a small sampling of how I added these colors to some Dover digital images printed on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# using my Canon Pixma i6600D ink jet printer.

These neon colors are absolutely m*a*g*i*c*a*l and perfect for filling images of enchanted things:

like this baby griffin . . .

and this magnificent winged horse . . .

Don't you agree that this treasured image of an underwater fantasy creature looks stunning in all its effervescence?

Oh, can't you just feel the magic emanating from these images of enchanted things? I haven't even added any atyou Spica yet. There are no special effects with Opaque White. I faded a little, in places, with Colorless Blender, but haven't added any shading in the neon areas.

These flourescent colors will make the most magnificent airbrushed backgrounds too!

You have to see, in person, how these colors glow under a black light. I've included this photo to give you a fair idea. This picture really doesn't do it any justice! I'll keep trying to get a better night-scene photo to share another time.

I feel a really cool, totally magical, Colors of Copics-Shades of Neon class coming on . . . Get ready! LOL!

I'm so glad that you stopped by . . .

2 comments:

zandra said...

Very cool! Bought my first 2 copic markers a couple of weeks ago. lol
Hugz, z

Donna said...

Will be there for that class too!!!
Donna