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Friday, May 18, 2018

No DPs? No problem!


Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a CAS card with no DPs. The great thing about using no DPs and making your own is that you can create a card with perfectly matching colours.

I used Funky Mother by Make it Crafty for my card.


Skin: E000, 00, 11, 13, RV02
Hair: E25, 59, YR23
Eyes: B00, 63
Pink: RV00, 02, 04
Beige: E40, 41, 42, 43, 44


I then made a card base out of some Copic paper. I drew a line with a ruler and a Sepia Copic Multiliner (0.3). I coloured the white strip using a pink from my image - RV02. Next, I made dots with a Paperbabe Stamps Dot Stencil and with a Sepia Copic Multiliner (0.1), just the outline of the dots, so that I would create a regular pattern - which I would not have been able to do without the stencil of course. I coloured the dots with a Bronze Posca pen to remind of the colour of my character's hair.


I die cut my image with an MFT die and painted a Make it Crafty Delicate Love Oval Chipboard Frame, using the same RV02 Copic and the same Posca pen as the strip on my card base. I also added stickles to the hearts of the frame.


I added my image to my card base, mounting it on foam for a bit of dimension, and voilà!


Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Rockstar Anya in the spotlight!

Hi Copic friends.

Today I have prepared a music themed card for you.
This is my new stamp called Rockstar Anya 2 from The Greeting Farm.
Isn't she cool ? 
I had seen the spotlight idea at the blog of  Rosemary Bridges, 
I gave it my turn and perhaps you want to try this too.


I have cut a piece of Perfect Colouring Paper with a die,
and have stamped the clear stamp with Memento Rich Cocoa.
Using my Tim Holtz  stamp tool.

Afterward I have added some lines with a grey Copic multiliner 0.3.
Lines to indicate where the spotlight will shine and where the pavement will end..


These are the colours I have used for the skin.


Now I have started to create the "spotlight"...


Time to create the pavement.


Besides the "spotlights" I have added some darker spaces using my warm grey markers.


I have seen many fun hair colours, but I have decided to go for a reddish brown.


After having added the darker shades with the E29,
 I have used the yellow marker  Y21 to colour the lighter parts of the hair.


Time for her outfit, the shirt was coloured with my warm grey markers...
and some dots with a white gel pen.

The electric guitar was coloured with the red tones R39 and R59 and for the shading RV99.

The skirt was coloured with a black Copic multiliner and some grey and red tones.

Her hair bow was coloured with the red tones and some yellow.


I have used my new music notes die too...the dp was distressed 
on the edges and corners with some distress oxide ink (vintage photo).

The card was white but I have used the chisel side of the R59 marker to colour the edges,
in this way the colour is perfect with my coloured image.

Let's  listen to the music! The "You rock " sentiment is part of the stamp set.

Copic:

skin : E 00, E 11, E 13, E 15
hair : E 09, E 19 , E 29, Y 21
hair bow: R 39, R 59, RV 99, Y 21
shirt : W 6, W 10, white gel pen
skirt : black SP multiliner 0.3 , W 6, R 39
electric guitar : R 39, R 59, RV 99, W 4, W 6
pavement: E 70, E 71
background: W 4 , W 5
spotlight : Y 21, Y 23, Y 26
boots : W6, W 10

Big hugs,
Blankina

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Marbled background with Copic refills and shaving foam!

Hello Copic lovers,

Happy Tuesday!

It's Sue here today with a really fun tutorial involving Copic refills and shaving foam!

I have seen marbling tutorials before but they have always been with different colouring mediums so I thought I would see what happened if I tried it with Copics!

I got really excited when the technique worked and my card ended up with a beautiful marbled pattern!  (My craft room smelt lovely for a while too from the shaving foam)!

The items I have used for this marbling technique are
a foil tray, a can of inexpensive shaving foam, glossy photo paper, Copic Refills B34, BG13 and V15, a wooden skewer, a plastic ruler, baby wipes.
I sprayed the foam generously onto the foil tray...
then I added drops of Copic refills...
  B34     
BG13  
V15
Then I used a skewer to swirl the ink around in the shaving foam...
until it looked something like this.
The next steps are the exciting part!
I press the card down, glossy side down, into the foam, press quite hard until the foam squeezed out of the side of the card.
then I held the card by the corner and rotated it 360 degrees across the top of the foam.

Still holding onto the corner, I lifted the card off the foam.
I used a ruler to scrape the excess foam off the card
After a few minutes I wiped the card with a baby wipe.

You don't need to throw the foam away, you can add some more ink and repeat the technique several times until the foam has all gone.

This background made me think of unicorns, so, here is the card I made with it.
I had such fun doing this!  It would be great if you could try this too and show us your cards at
Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link
HERE.


Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring

from Sue...xxx

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Just Four Markers!

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

Last month, I chatted to you about Colouring in Monotone. This month, I thought I would take limiting my colours in a different direction and challenged myself to colour an image with just five markers. In fact, when it came to it, I only used four!

It's great to try this as a little challenge for yourself every once in a while, it really makes you think about where you want to put your shading. It's also a fab technique if you don't have many or all of the Copic colours. 

When you are using just one marker to colour various parts of an image, you need to start with a smooth base layer of colour. You then build up layers of shading, gradually decreasing the amount of colour you lay each time.

It is important that the ink dries between each layer you add, otherwise the colour will try and blend with the ink below, rather than sit on top.

You also need to approach the extra layers with a light touch, this will enable you to build up lots of light layers, rather than a few heavy ones.

Finally, be sure to lift the Copic at the end of the pen stroke, so you have a lovely light flick. This means you'll end up with a nice smooth transition between layers of shading.

I have used an image from Tiddly Inks, called Wryn - Whatcha Doin'? and printed her in light grey so I can also achieve the No Lines Technique.

Let's make a start...

E000.

The light source is coming from the top left, so I've added E000 shading to create shape at the edges of the face and under the fringe, the bottom of the ear, on the neck under the chin and across the fingers.

Repeat with E000, laying less shading in each area this time. Don't worry if the shading under the hair looks a little loud. Adding a hair colour will tone this down...

I am using E71 for the hair, letting an area dry before colouring the section next to it. As I am colouring with No Lines, this will help me decide where to place my shading.

Use E71 to start adding shading. I have also added some E71 to the face and mouth and softened it with E000, to act as cast shadow.

Time for more layers of E71, paying specific attention to the pieces of hair under the chin, which are tucked behind. By adding extra layers of E71 only to these areas, you will pop them behind.

Add E71 to increase the fringe hanging over the face, the wisps of hair at the top of the head and cast shadow around the hair clip.

A few extra touch ups with E71 on the wisps at the top of the head, the eyes and cast shadow on the neck under the chin.

Let's start the dress and hair clip with B93.

Add shading with B93 on the right of the dress and clip.

More shading on the right of the dress with B93. Also add a touch of E71 to the dress at the top, where it touches the base of the neck on the left.

C1 for alternate stripes of the dress sleeves.

B93 for the remaining sleeve stripes.

Add shading to both colours of stripe on the sleeves. Lay down a small amount of E71 to the left side of the right arm, which will act as cast shadow and pop the arm behind the body. Lay some shading under the hands with C1 to push them forward.

Use a pencil to add the top of the surface the hands are resting on and a White Gel Pen for eye reflection detail.

And that's us all done!

Copics Used...
E000, E71, B93, C1

Thanks for stopping by... Have a great day.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Stronger´s rules

Hi there Copic loversElena F here from Scrap-lanak Ganbaran.

I made a shaker card staying out of my "comfort zone". I made a marble style sea background, using Copic Refills.

Here is the finished project picture, but after that, you've got step by step pictures on how I  made the background and at the end of the post, a few step pictures to see how I coloured the fish.



For the background I used my Copic refills.

Starting my background with: B000, BG72, BG53.



Then I added an activator sprayed as the alcohol ink dries so fast.


Time to cover more of the desired area by adding more drops of BG10 and B93 here and there.



More light covering with B000 and a bit more activator to get the ink to run.



I splatted some gold pigment on the entire background to add more interest.


To finish I took my Multiliner and Copic Opaque White to add some random contrast between different ink marbles. I saw a similar design on Instagram and I found it very interesting so I went for it. Now my background is done.


To make my shaker I stamped my sea life design on acetate with Stazon black ink.


I coloured the fish a little, as they are the focus on the design. Be sure you colour on the reverse of the stamping - Stazon is not compatible with Copics.



 On acetate you can't blend like on colouring paper, but this colouring is only to make the fish pop a little.


Still on the reverse of the stamping, I painted in Opaque White, the water bubbles to finish with this acetate window.


I coloured all the fish in the same way so I'm going to show you in steps how I coloured one of them.
Starting deepest colour with RV66.


Blend with medium tone RV55.


 Covering lightest areas with RV32.


Repeat these three steps again to add more depth.


 Covering spots with V09.


I coloured the fish tails in green. My first choice was violet but I thought this would be too dark, so I swapped to green, starting with lightest YG21.


 Medium tone YG23.


Some touches of G94 on the deepest areas of tails.


Don´t forget to repeat these steps again to blend colouring well.

Hope you enjoyed this post.
Thanks for sticking with me to the end!