Hello folks! I spent a good part of the afternoon making beautiful bakers twine with plain cotton thread (#10 crochet cotton) and my ProMarkers. Check it out, it looks like the real deal, no?
I found a great video tutorial from UKmaryanne on you tube and she showed how to turn ordinary crochet cotton string (you can get a big honkin’ ball of it for about $3 at the craft store) into lovely striped twine, now why didn’t I think, of that!?! Here is her video:
I decided that I needed to use my new twine straight away so I made up a few “kid’s cards” using some of my new PinkPersimmon stamps:
I just LOVE this twine!
Check out the orange flag and button, I heated up fun-foam and stamped it to make 3-D squishy embellishments.
Here is a closer look at the button:
Well, that was my fun for the day. Thanks to UKmaryanne for sharing her totally awesome baker’s twine idea, I do hop you’ll try it, it is such fun and s quick to make and it looks just like the real thing for a fraction of the cost!
***If you had trouble downloading the charts yesterday, try again, I uploaded them directly to this page*** Note the Copic chart is at the bottom of this web page****
Howdy folks! The other day I went over to the Copic marker website and downloaded their hand color chart. At first I thought it was silly to print a blank chart and color it in my self (why not just keep the full color chart from their catalog) but then I realized if I colored my own then it would only have the colors I owned and the colors would be EXACT unlike the colors in the printed color chart and the color on the marker ends. I love it so much I decided to make a color chart for my Prismacolor markers and my Bic-Mark-its:
I tried to find charts like these online but I couldn’t but I stumbled upon this interesting blog that had converted some of the Bic mark it colors to Copic. I started with that info and my stash of markers to convert the Bic Mark its to Copic and Prismacolor markers. Some of the colors I agree with and some I found a better (IMHO) match by working with the actual markers side by side.
Just color over the color names with the broad end of your marker. Both of these charts are .pdf documents, just click on the link and print then color. You can print and color these charts and have them with you when you go shopping to help you make good marker choices (better than lugging around your markers!) and you will see the true colors of your markers instead or misleading cap colors! BTW these three brands of markers play nice together!
I spent many hours on this project so if you like it please send crafty friends here to download the charts. I think this is useful and worthwhile to do, by making the color charts with your own markers you will know exactly what you have for colors when working on projects and you can bring them to the store with you so you do not make duplicate purchases, and it is good nerdy fun!
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!