Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Fun with Copic Various Inks!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today, sharing some inspiration using Copic Various Inks. During the Instructors' Meeting in Germany, we were lucky to have a workshop with Kathrin Bartholomäus who makes beautiful fluid art and we got to play with our Copic Refills. I love the effects you can get, so I decided to play a bit for today's post.

The basic supplies for that are Yupo paper, Alcohol (I used 95° Alcohol) and Copic Various Ink Refills.

I cut my Yupo into 4 pieces of paper (about the size of an ATC) and randomly added Inks and alcohol to my paper.

Blue card: B37, 69, BG05
Aqua card: B37, BG05, 09
Purple card: RV02, V09
Red card: R20, 37, YR04 (and Q tips to remove some colour)

I then coloured a cute little dog by Tiddly Inks (Holly Jolly Christmas) in Copics, three times for my cards. 

Dog: C0, 1, 3
Hat: C7, R35, 37, 39, W0, 1, 3
The holly was done in gel pen.

I decided to use 2 of my Yupo cards without touching the backgrounds - I simply put my dog on foam squares, added Make it Crafty Chipboard coloured in acrylic paint and added a bit of gold on the edges of my first card and white for the second card with an acrylic marker.

For my purple card, I thought I would make a simple scene. I used white acrylic paint for the snow at the bottom (the white can be a bit tinted by the ink underneath but I don't think it is a problem). For the trees, I used a black Pitt pen. I added a few snowflakes in acrylic paint and a bit of white on the edges of the card for a frosty look.

For the red card, I added gold acrylic paint on the edges of the card and a few gold dots and chose to only add a big Make it Crafty Chipboard sentiment coloured in acrylic too.

And here are my four little cards together:

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

Monday, November 12, 2018

Sweet November "thanks" card with 3d elements

Hi all Copic friends,

Today I have prepared a "thanks" card,
with some 3d elements.

I dedicate this card also to all kind readers of this blog.
(and people that leave comments, it is always nice to get feedback) 

Are you ready ? Please sit down and relax watching.
Here we go!

To start I have printed the digi with the fairy twice.
This was an exclusive digi designed by Amy Young (not only an excellent colorist).

 I have also cut a sheet of Perfect Colouring Paper with a ticket die.
 (this will become the background).

Now I have put the die cut piece of PCP onto my stamping tool, 
and the hand cut fairy was put on to that piece of paper with some magnets.

Now I have stamped my clear stamp with some little toadstools
 onto the paper with fairy with grey ink.

On the wings of the fairy some small details of the toadstools will show with grey ink.

Once the fairy was taken off the sheet I have repeated to stamp the toadstools but now with black ink.

In this way you will have a black version on the sheet
 and a grey version on her wings to make the wings look transparent.

One fairy was hand cut in one piece.

Okay now it is time to take the second fairy and cut just some pieces of the fairy.
(the pieces you want to lift later , to create a 3d effect).

I have chosen her arm attached to her head as one piece,
and a piece of her skirt.

You can put these pieces aside until later.

I have first started to colour the background.
The toadstools were coloured with the november colours 
E 37, R 37 and G 99.
I have seen these colours on the american Copic site.

I have also coloured the cloudy sky,
 using B 21 and B 23, C 2 and C0 and the blender.
In the wings I have used the lighter colours B 21 and C 0 in this way the wings seem to be transparent.
The same with the toadstools in the wings I have chosen not to use the brown but only red.

The grass was coloured with G 94 and G 99.

Time to colour her face, 
of course I will only completely colour the separate face that will be layered on top. 
The face of the complete fairy will only get some colour on the edges.

skin : E 00, E 11, E 13, E 95, E 04

Green eyes with YG 91 and YG 95

Now it is time for her dress,
again you have to colour the pieces that will be on the top layer only.
Here you can see her arm, the top piece of her shirt and the "skirt",
the lower pieces will only get some colour on the edges.

Love these colours from the YR family : YR 23, YR 24, YR 27
and for a dark shading I have used E 18.

The wings got some YR 23 on top of the sky and toadstools,
after I have added some deco glass pasta "moondust" with a pencil to the wings.

Under the skirt I have added some small foam pads and glued it to the fairy.

Here you can see that the fairy is not flat.
I have attached some foam pads under the "skirt",
some on the right side of her head and on her left shoulder,
the hand was glued onto the lower hand.

I have also coloured her hair with
E 23, E 25, E 47, E 49
this was a suggestion of Amy the designer of this cutie.

The dots of the toadstools and her hair decoration got some extra sparkle,
on top of the glue I have added some glitter.
Later I have decided to give an extra sparkle to the wings too.

Thanks, Grazie, Bedankt !

Digi stamp : Sweet November exclusive digital stamp by Amy Young 
Clear stamp : Studiolight Diny's Signature Collection, 
Dies : Studio Light

Copic :

skin : E 00, E 11, E 13, E 95, E 04
hair : E 23, E 25, E 47, E 49
clothes : YR 23, YR 24, YR 27, E 18
toadstools : E 37, R 37 ,G 99, E 00, E 31, E 18
grass : G 94, G 99
sky : B 21, B 23, C 0, C 2, "0" blender
tags : YR 23, YR 27

Thanks for your visit,
hugs Blankina

Sunday, November 11, 2018

New Instructors

Good Morning :)

A few weeks ago, the European Copic Instructors got together for the annual Copic Convention, hosted by Holtz Office Support, the European Distributor for Copic. 

As usual, we were completely submersed in all things Copic, enjoying training, presentations, a creative day, lots of chatter and  a fair amount of chocolate coffee.

At the end of the meeting, we were delighted to welcome two new Instructors to the team and we would like to introduce them to you now...

Cordine van der Touw
Regional Copic Instructor; Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg

You can find Cordine in the following ways:

Petra Zemankova
Regional Copic Instructor, Czech Republic

You can find Petra in the following ways:

If you are local to any of the areas covered by Cordine or Petra and you are interested in Copic Classes, please contact them.

Siv Anderson, Cordine van der Touw, Peter Holtz-Kathan

Siv Anderson, Petra Zemankova, Peter Holtz-Kathan

Siv Anderson, Cordine van der Touw, Petra Zemankova, Peter Holtz-Kathan

Peter Holtz-Kathan, Faye Wynn-Jones, Cordine van der Touw, Siv Anderson

Welcome Cordine and Petra. Wishing you every success :)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Classes in Italy

Hi there :)

We have some new class dates for classes with Anna in Italy, as follows:

Rita Sperduti 

Via del Casale del Finocchio 46, Rome (borgata Finocchio) , info / booking  06 - 20 76 16 23

ECCP 1 - Monday 19 November; 9.30 - 12. 30

 ECCP 2 - Monday 26 November; 9.30 - 12.30  

 ECCP 3 - Monday 03 December; 9.30 - 13.30  

 ECCP 4 - Monday 10 December; 9.30 -13.30  


L'officina dell'arte

Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano 56, 00184 Rome , info / booking  06-70 49 52 59 or

ECCP 1 - Saturday 01 December; 10.00 - 13.00

ECCP 2 - Saturday 01 December; 14.00 - 17.00

    ECCP 3 - Sunday 20 January 2019; 10.00 - 13.00 

    ECCP 4 - Sunday 20 January 2019; 14.00 - 17.00 


Via Cesare Battisti 59, 37052 Casaleone ( VR ), info / booking Barbara Filippi 347 10 53 755

Saturday 23 February 2019; 15.00 - 18.30

Sunday 24 February 2019; 9.00 - 12.30