Friday, April 15, 2011

Penny Black Stamp

Isn't this stamp adorable from Penny Black Slapstick Stamps.  I recently visited my sister and her family and stamped this to send as a thank you card to her and colored it with my Copic Markers.  This was my first try at this stamp and later did a second one to send to her as there were a few things that I wanted to change.  I didn't stamp this with Momento Inks and I should have because I found that the Versamark stamp pad smeared a bit.  I knew that it might because I've been doing some research about which stamp pads seem to work best.  When I did the second one I didn't make that mistake.  I had just ordered this stamp and had hoped that it would be as cute as it was on the website and wasn't disappointed.  On our way home from visiting my sister and her family we stopped in Spokane Art Supply in Spokane, Washington and purchased a few more Copic Markers to add to my growing collection but as I told my husband I need a few more before I really feel that I have all the colors that I want.  There are so many uses for them.

I'm using the Copics when I work up a color worksheet of my designs and find that the Copic colors are very close to my paint colors, it certainly makes it easier when I change Copic colors on paper rather than repainting something.  A great design tool.