Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday #134....



Happy Wednesday everyone!  Now if you are wondering what in the world I'm doing here showing you a picture of my desk.....Well it's Julia's fault!  She created this monster and I'm totally addicted!  Every Wednesday bloggers all over the world take a picture of what they have going on and post to Julia's blog and then we can visit each other's blog and see what is happening all over the world.  There are card makers, painters, altered artists.....whatever you do as a craft is fine.  Just show us what you are doing. 

As you can see I've been coloring images.  I love using the distress re-inkers and brushes to color and shade in images.  I'm always on the look out for images that work well with this technique.  And I'm always looking for tutorials for this too.  I'm not an accomplished artist and I am a visual learner so I love to see the cards posted by those who use this technique.  I have some Copic markers, but I just never took to them.  I can blend colors so much better with the distress inks.  I guess you could say they are my "Thing".

Well that is about it for me this morning!  I'm off to Julia's blog to visit every one's entry.  Look out bloggers, here I come!

29 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Glenda do love your method of storing the drops of ink for your colouring and yes think they definitely are your thing.
I use anything to colour and sometimes more than one method at a time ie the card today was done with Tombow Watercolour Makers, Copic, and Chalks all on one tiny image! weird huh! love your image. . Happy WOYWW! Love, Shaz in Oz. x #24

Shazsilverwolf said...

I agree with Shaz, your colouring is beautiful!I love how we all have different techniques and methods, and how much we learn from each other here in blogland.I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and wish you a very Happy New Year, Love Shaz xx

Olga said...

yours is neat, I wouldn't dare show anyone mine LOL

Neet said...

Know what Glenda, you have inspired me to give colouring with Distress Inks like you do a try. I too cannot cope well with the Co pics - just don't get the technique right.
Lovely big jar of brushes you have there and the card looks real cute.
Hugs and best wishes for 2012 , Neet x

jude said...

Your colouring is fab ,I love colouring with distress inks but find as you say only work with certain images .i mainly use on magnolias and funky kits.I do ;lovee copices they are so great hope you get chance to play with them as sure youd like them too lots tutorials around for both .i will have look see whihc ones i have
Here's hoping you Have Happy Healthy,Creative New Year
Hugs Judex 57

Candy said...

It is fun to see what is on someone else's workspace. I have never colored with Distress Inks. Very cool technique and you do such a nice job on all your projects!

May said...

Your colouring is fab, I have never coloured with distress inks, must give it a try, Happy 2012, Hugs May x x x x

mamapez5 said...

I love your coloured images. You obviously have found the knack with the distress inks. I enjoy colouring too but I mostly use copics. I have just started an on-line watercolour course, so I may be giving paints and inks another try soon. Kate x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Always love your cute images and your coloring is quite mastered in my book. I've no patience for it, but it's on my list. Sometimes I think my lighting is not good enough. Or the eyes are bad!!!!
Kinda a quiet day, wind and cooler but so far no snow..
Enjoy the countdown to 2012..

Sylvia said...

What a clean desk you have, my dear!!! such a fun thing. Love the images you color, no matter how you color them they look wonderful. Hope you are having a fun day.

TangolikeRaindrop said...

What is an altered artist?? :) Happy WOYWW and all the best for 2012! Tango, #37

Caroline said...

You look very organized! I might have to join in sometime...

bohemiannie! art said...

Lookin good Glenda! Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy!

Julia Dunnit said...

Great way to use the inks without waste. I'm a 'can't get on with Copics' gal too, just not my thang. But actually, colouring generally isn't, Idonthave think, so am very admiring of your patience and quality with the inks.

fairy thoughts said...

dont know why you think you need tutorials your colouring looks fab. I dont really get copics either. I mostly use aqua promarkers for colouring.... just like watercolours and they mix together.
happy new year
janet#22

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It IS addictive, this WOYWW lark, isn't it?? I love it and can't believe how quickly Wednesdays come around!
Happy New Year! LLJ #34 xx

minnie_mac said...

Nice collection of distress inks and beautiful colouring.

Marilyn

sandee said...

LOL, I'm addicted too and cannot wait each Wed, glad to see a kindred spirit! Happy New Year from North Carolina!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your coloring is wonderful! I never heard of that technique before for coloring, but you certainly have perfected it.

Nan G said...

Wow! You can see your desk top! That's way too neat, Glenda. LOL hmm never thought to use a dobber box to storage ink drops. What do you have in the bottom of the sections? I never took to Copics either, love my H2O's so thought I'd tried reinkers.

sandra de said...

I'm not a copics kind of gal either. Love the way you are storing your drops of DI. The colouring looks beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Wishing you a happy new year and lots of woyww posts in 2012.
Sandra

Selma said...

I always love to see what you are working on Glenda. In my book you are a master at using Distress Inks to color. You inspire so many of us. Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year my friend.

Snowflakescrapper said...

I've just started coloring with the distressed inks, what type of images do you find work best for this type of coloring?

knitwit said...

You always have such cool things on your desk. Mine always looks like it needs to be tipped into a dumpster!
Your colouring is amazing!!

ScrappnBee said...

Your coloring is Amazing! I am a copic girl myself, but it is probably a coke vs. pepsi type thing (or a what adhesive works best thing...LOL!). Thanks for sharing your space. Have a very crafty and happy New Year! -Amanda #9

Sam said...

If you like doing it then do it the way you like ey! And looking at some of your cards which I just had a nosey at, you do it well! Those cards below are gorgeous. And as for your two little doggies they are super cute.
Thanks for your visit, I am glad you did as it ensured I came to visit you!
Happy New Year.
xx

okienurse said...

I am like you in that I never took to the copics...don't know whether it is cause I am to cheap to plunk down the money (and I want them all at once) or if they are as hard to use as I think they are!!! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog this week. I really enjoy hearing what you have to say! Have a Happy New year! Vickie #10

Craftgirl said...

Distress inks are my favourite and using reindeers is keel too but I usually swipe the pad on my craft mat and pick up the ink with my water brush. I also tried Copics on a visit to the US and didn't,tike them. I prefer pro markers. Have a great weekend.
Carol

butlersabroad said...

I love to water colour with DI's too, although I still have a lot to learn! Squirrel has joined in with WOYWW for this first time this week, she has tutorials and a gallery of images on her blog of how she does it. I never even tried Copics, I looked at the price of them for how many you'd need and decided my money was better spent elsewhere! Have a wonderful New Year.

Hugs
Brenda 58

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