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Saturday, May 26, 2018

BLOOM

Hi Copic friends,
this month I've made a small MDF album using my new stamp line for Studio Light. All the images are coloured with Copic Markers of course.
 I have made a lot of photographs to show you how I coloured the images and which colours I have used.

A summary of the used colours:
BG:01, 05, 07
FBG2
V:0000, 01, 04,05,06,09, 12
RV: 000, 02, 04, 06, 09
YG: 03,17,67
E: 0000, 00, 50


I used a special technique called acrylic liquid pouring to make the backgrounds of my album. 


Start with the lightest colours BG01 and FBG2. Add a little BG05 and BG07, and blend all layers together with BG01. 
For the small petals I start with V04.


Add some V05 and V06. And blend all the layers with V04.


The outer petals will get the same colours from the BG group I have used previously.
The small leaves will be green. Start with  YG03. Add some YG17 and YG67.  Blend all layers together with YG03.
This is absolutely my favorite green combination.  


This sunflower will be pink. Again I start with the lightest colour first, the RV02. Add  RV04 and  RV06 and blend all the layers together with RV02. 


To get a darker pink start with RV04. Add  RV06 and RV09 and blend all the layers with RV04.

In the end I also used the RV000 for blending the layers together, but that sort of bleached out the dark ones. So I added the V02 and 04 again to gain a smooth transition. And that's what I love about the Copics, you can add many layers and still get a good result. 


The leaves again, start with YG03. Add YG17 and YG67.  In between layers I don't worry about blending. I add all the layers first and in the end I blend them all together in one go. 


The toadstool will be a violet purple. I use the V group and start with the V04. add V05 and V06 , blend together withV04. 


For the lightest parts of the toadstool I use a very light violet. V0000 and V01. 


The last flower will be blue with purple. I use BG 01, FBG2, BG05 and BG07 from the BG group and V04, V05 and V06 from the V group. 

Cut out all the images and glue them in your album. 
Every other page I painted black (mmmm this reminds me of a song....) and doodled on those pages. 

Here are the pages in my small album:









And a short video of the album together...



See you next month,

Miranda van den Bosch

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Cicci Ice-Crean

Hi Everyone,
Cicci Here Today

I hope you all have a wonderful time!!
In Sweden we have nice weather with lots of sun.
And I am sitting inside and colouring. LOL.

Here's some colouring that is perfect for the summer, I think.

ICE-CREAM CONE

I am going to show how easy it is to make the ice-cream cone with Copic markers.

The Markers I used are:
E51 YR24 E33 35 31 
And the Colourless Blender

Step 1
I Start to draw an ice-cream

Step 2
Use E51 to draw the contours on the cone

Step 3
Add YR24 all over the cream cone

Step 4
Add in the edges with E35 then blend with E31 and E33

Step 5 
 Add E29 on the lines

Step 6
Blend all over the area with E55

Step 7
 And now time for the Colourless Blender
Drag the Blender in the same place a few times to see the colour disappear, it may take a few seconds before you see the result, so do not be in a hurry.
Continue until you are satisfied

After I made the lines with the Colourless 
Blender I added E53 23 and blended that with little lines of Y21
 At the end I draw small dots like the letter L on the square in the cone With E53 23
and Blend with E53

Other Copic Markers I have used:
For the Ice-cream
Pink: RV42 21 32 09 04 23 25
Brown ice-cream: E70 74  71 29 53
Light Brown Ice-cream: E51 53 57 59
Sticks: E53 23 27 21 Y21
Strawberry: R14 21 27 39 YG23 11
Sprinkles: Y38 YG23 YR04 FBG2
Blueberries: B63 39 BV02 04
Chocolate heart: E 37 39  29 18
Cherry:  R39 35  27 21

White Posca Pen

Thank you for your visit and I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs and Smiles,
From the Copic Europe girls.





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