Easel Card Making
Materials you will need:
(All numbers refer to Copics products)
- Copics colours and picture of your choice
- Cardstock 30cm X 15cm (Colour of your choice)
- Embellishments of your choice (Flowers, rhinestones, butterflies, ribbons & paper)
Please keep in mind when deciding to use copics for colouring your images you will need a gradient of colours. i.e: E37, E35, E33. Because those numbers are all E’s and jump a couple of numbers on the numerical scale i know that will give me a gradient.
When colouring i like to start with my darkest shade first, I then think about the areas on my image that i would expect there to be shadows and that’s where i lay down my darkest shades.
I then go over that with my mid tone dragging the colour out slightly to the centre of my image/ colouring area and lastly my lightest gradient will then be laid down over the mid-tone dragging the colour into the whitest part of my image.
However please keep in mind that white areas will give you image highlights and leave a visual effect of direct light hitting the image, giving a more natural 3
dimensional look to your work. Please also remember that when and if you decide to add a white gel pen highlight, it is only plastic that shines that white!
Directions for an easel card:
- Cut an piece of cardstock 30cm X 15cm.
- Score your cardstock along the length at 15cm and then again at 7,5cm.
- Fold along those score lines.
- Create your card front and adhere it to only the 7cm fold this will create the part of the card that stands as an easel.
- Cut a patterned piece of paper, mat this and adhere this to the 15cm x 15cm flat part of the card, this will be the area that will be used for adding a sentiment or wish for the receiver of your card.
- Emellish your card as desired using flowers, rhinestones, butterflies, ribbons, whatever suits your fancy.
- The most important part of the creative process is to enjoy what you do, art is a personal interpretation, so use it to reflect a piece of you.