In the Bunny Girl Inchie post above the background is created by using a special VERY light yellow marker that I created. I have not found a yellow in the Copic line that I have fallen in love with. Most are too high chrome and my desire for a more buttery yellow led me on today's mission to create a yellow I love.
Begin by removing the Medium Broad tip from your empty Sketch marker. I just use my bare fingers to pull out the tip. Being the marker is empty the tip is dry at this point. Once the tip is wet you can still pull it out with your fingers, but they will become inky, so if you prefer clean hands you can use the Copic Tweezers or other Tweezers you don't mind getting ink on to remove the tip.
To mix my special color I used an Empty Various Ink Refill container and filled it up to the 5cc mark with Colorless Blending Solution. I then added Y21 Ink Refill drop by drop until the color appealed to me in the bottle. I was going to count the drops, but part way through I got so excited I forgot what my count was - LOL! Perhaps next time I will get my personal assistant (my 8 yr-old Ü) to help me count - she would remember! When I achieved "that" color I would then drip the color on to a sheet of white cardstock to determine if it was dark enough. I continued to add Y21 drop by drop until I arrived at the color I was looking for.
Above shows one drop of ink with the new color on the left and Y21 on the right.
To fill the empty sketch marker, place the tip of the refill container directly into the marker opening. Don't try taking a picture at the same time as you fill your container though. If you do, you too can spill ink over the sides of the marker - LOL!
I then removed both caps from the marker and laid it flat on my work surface and watched the color wick to the tips of the marker. I then replaced my caps and left it for a couple of minutes.
The picture above shows the color difference between Y21 and my new mix. I am very pleased with the end results and it made it so much easier to create the soft blended out background on the Bunny Girl Inchie.
I also want to link you to my pal Mona Lisa's amazing discovery - check it out - I am excited!!! Adirondack was the first ink I fell in love with six years ago and I still love it - needless to say I can hardly wait for Lis to share her other discoveries with you!!!