Sunday, July 12, 2020

"You're Mermazing" Underwater Scene


How are you doing? Summer has started Italy it is very hot.

So I have prepared a little refreshing underwater scene with this pretty mermaid and sweet little seahorse. I have stamped the stamps from the clear stamp set You're Mermazing from the Canadian brand Kraftin Kimmie. 

Using Perfect Colouring paper.

I have started to colour the skin 

then the sea around her

added some sand

added rocks 

added sea plants 

added some texture to the sand 

coloured the sweet little seahorse 

coloured her tail and top and have added some details with a white gel pen.

and finally I have coloured her hair..


Hope you have got some inspiration to make your own summer fresh sea scene too.


Skin :  E 000, E 00, E 04, E 11 and  RV 42 for the cheeks
Hair : Y 23, YR 23, E 29, E 35, E 37
Tail Mermaid : YG 01, YG 05, YG 17, YG 23, BG 78
Seahorse : YR 02, YR 07, YR 09, YR 61, YR 68 and B 02, B 05 for the eyes
Sea:  B 000, B 00, B 02, B 05
Rocks : BG 53, BG 09, BG 07, BG 02, B 39
Sea plants : BG 07, BG 53, BG 49, B 39
Sand:  E 50, E 53, E 31, E 33
Black multiliner 0.3 for some details
Sakura white gelly roll 0.8 

Hugs Blankina

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Underpainting to Create Shading

Hi all. Today I'm sharing a technique known as underpainting, using greys and blues to create a base under subsequent layers of colour. The stamp set I'm using is Your Favourite Icecream from Create a Smile Stamps.

I stamped all the elements of the ice cream separately for dimension, but another option is to use masking paper and layer them as one piece. I used Perfect Copic Paper and Memento black ink. 

For the underpainting I started with C1 to mark out where I wanted to lay the shadow

I applied some C3 and then B41 to create my darker areas. 

Once the underpainting is done I coloured the ice cream red, yellow and brown. 

For the cone I used E53, E55 and E21. 

When I had my marker work done I used pencils to add fine detail and highlights. 

On the red layer I used a chalk marker to add white sprinkles. 

I popped the icecream up on foam tape on the front of the card and added a sentiment. 

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you are inspired to colour something today. 

Monday, June 22, 2020

Melons, Strawberry, and Blueberries Color by Cicci

Hi Copic Lovers 
Cicci here posting today I'm going to color some melons and strawberries!!
It's summer, and summer for me is lots of strawberries and melons

Step 1
Draw the strawberries and melons

Step 2
I started to color the shell 
I started with G29 and YG17 blend with YG03
Add all 3 colors again and blend a lot with YG03

Step 3
Add R14

Step 4
Add R29
Also on the strawberries

Step 5
Add R35 

Step 6
Color with YR07

Step 7
Add Y02 to the strawberries

Step 8
Blend with YR02 on the strawberries

Step 9
Add E93 

Step 10
Add R89
And I have added some highlights with a Gel pen

Step 11
Add more of all the colors one more time in the same way 

 Step 12
Color the blueberries with B39, B95 and blend with B000


 Have a wonderful Day Everyone!!
See you in July

Lots of Hugs and Smiles from Us at Copic Europe

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Purple and Peach Video

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a colouring video, featuring purple and peach Copics, and a beautiful image by Tiddly Inks called Everyday Magic.

Here is my finished card:

You can see the video of the colouring process below, and then a few explanations :

- For the background, I used my lightest colour as I could have used the blender to prepare and wet my paper which makes it easier to blend and achieve smooth colouring.
- For the hair, I like adding another colour when I colour black hair, a V or BV works well and gives a richer colour to the hair. Instead of leaving white highlights, you can see I added touches of peach using a colour from my background.

Skin: E11, YR000, 00, V25 (RV02 for cheeks)
Hair: 100, BV04, C7, E93
Dress: BV08, 11, 13, 17
T-Shirt: BV000, 00, 01, C3
Wings: BG000, BV00, V000, YR000, 0000
Flowers: B41, RV42
Leaves: BV08, 11, 17
Background: E93, R00, 01, RV42

Once all the colouring was done as shown in the video, I stamped heart leaves from a Penny Black stamp in black ink - I think you get a striking contrast and nice result when adding black to a coloured background.
As a final touch, I added Wink of Stella to my fairy's wings.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Friday, June 12, 2020

Gorjuss Bubble Fairy with Video

Hi all,

Today it is my turn..
I have coloured up my new Gorjuss stamp, it is called bubble fairy and it is quite a big size.

I have stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Perfect Colouring Paper
and have started to colour the skin with E51, E53, E33

Afterwards I have coloured the wings with B0000, B000, B00

Her dress was coloured with B60, B63, B66, B69, B79


For the colouring of her hair I have  made a speed colouring video

Hope it was fun to watch. I have used these colours YR21, YR24, E18, E29, This is a great hair colour combo - at least I love this one .    

 The stockings with C0, C3, C5 , gelly roll pen white 

her boots with B60, B63, B66, B69

Some details on her dress with stardust rolly pen, white rolly pen.
On the wings I have added some glue with a quikie glue pen and sprinkled some glitter on top...

The background shadowing with BV0000, BV 000, BV 01

In the same stamp set there are some smaller stamps too,
like these stars which I have added with some Memento Danube blue ink.

I has become a cover of a kind of book..
I have used a Crealies die to cut the stitched tag shape, and the strapped pages edges were cut with a die from Joy.

Some ribbons and it is ready..

Thanks for your visit, I would love to receive some feedback.
Hugs Blankina