Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Cicci Color a horse

Hi Copic Lovers.
Cicci here today!! Today I show you how I made this horse. I have just used a few grey markers.

Copic Combo
C0 C2 C3 C5 C7

Step 1
I started to make a sketch for the horse face
with an ordinary pencil

Step 2
First I used an eraser to remove the lines from the pencil
 and filled in the contours instead with the Copic marker C0

Step 3
Continue to colour with C3 just over the marker used before

Step 4
I colour with C7 here

Step 5
Colour and blend with C3 

Step 6 
Add C0

Step 7
Here I added one more layer with C3

Step 8
Colour with C2 all over the face but leave the white areas that you already have

Step 9
At the end I go over with C3 C5 C2 again and at last I add C0 to some of the white areas.


Have a wonderful day everyone and welcome again to the Copic Europa Blog.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Going BIG!!

Hello everyone! Delphine here today and get ready, today, I've decided to go BIG! Yes, instead of making a card, I had a frame to fill so decided why not colour a big A4 image to go in it? I used an XL Gorjuss Girl stamp, which you can see below on an A4 sheet to give you an idea. 

After stamping my Gorjuss Girl, I traced a rectangle using a Copic grey Multiliner to determine where I would stop my colouring - the idea being to just cut off some of the white edges to frame my girl in an 18x24 frame. 

I started by colouring the background without trying to blend the colours. I used V12, 15, 17. Very messy, but not a problem!

I then used my Blender 0 Refill on a natural sponge and dabbed until I was satisfied with the background. 

Now to the colouring of my girl itself - I started with the skin as usual, in YR000, 00, 01, E11, E71 and a bit of RV02 for the cheeks. 

I then focussed on the clothes using the same colour family as my background - the purple is V09, 12, 15, 17. For the black of her dress, I used C5, 7, 9 and for the socks C0, 1, 3. As you can see, I did not pay too much attention to the little dots on her dress since I knew I would cover them in gel or paint pen at the end. 

I coloured the hair using my C markers to really have harmony in the picture - so C5, 7, 9 too, as for the dress. Here is a recap of all the colours I used:

Skin: E11, 71, YR000, 00, 01, RV02
Hair: C5, 7, 9
Dress: C5, 7, 9, V09, 12, 15, 17
Socks: C0, 1, 3, V12, 15, 17
Ground: C3, 5
Background: V12, 15, 17

As a final touch, I added hearts using the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Hearts Stencil and a Pentel gel pen, and I also added a bit of white and gold highlights in Posca pen and gel pen too.

That's all from me today, thank you very much for your visit! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Make a wish, magic picture changer card with simple Copic background

Hi Copic friends.

As you might have noticed fairy tale orientated stamps are super popular at the moment.
So today I have created a card with the newly released Make a Wish 
clear stamp from Kraftin Kimmie.

This card was created from some white cardstock…
you do not have to use design papers (DP) when you have so many Copic markers..

Now I will show you how I have made this card.

First I have added some MT washi tape on my card

Looking in my Copic collection I have found some matching Copics to this washi tape.

Now with the chisel nib I have added some lines/stripes,
repeating the three colours I have chosen.

Now my background is ready…

I have stamped two images onto Copic Perfect Colouring Paper
and have die cut the paper with my new Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer die
and have  started to colour.

Some BG's for the dress of the Jasmine look-a-like.

After colouring …
the frame was cut from some dark paper 
and the edges of my white PCP paper received some washi tape too.

Now some magic when you pull the tab the picture will change..

From "Aladin into Jasmine"

this is the girl after colouring…
the tab where you pull the changer was also coloured with my Copic chisel nib.

I have added some enamel krafty dots on the corners of the frame.

With some foam pads I have added this little magic picture changer frame
 onto my background card.

Make a wish ! 

So with some simple Copic colouring you can create fun backgrounds too!!

Hope this card might inspire you to try this technique.


Copic :

sky: B 04, blender "0"
skin : E 000, E 00, E 11, R 11
hair : T 8, 100
suit : BV 11, BV 13, BV 31, V 25
star : Y 18
cloud : W 1



sky: B 04, blender "0"
dress : BG 10, BG 11, BG 13, BG 15
skin : E 000, E 00, E 11, R 11, R 22
hair : T 8, 100, BG 13 , gelly rol pen
parrot : BG 11, BG 13, YR 61, gelly rol pen

For all of you living in Italy please check out the classes
ECCP ( European Copic Coloring Program )
held in Italy

Hugs Blankina

Friday, May 3, 2019

Acorn Fairy

Hi Copic lovers,

Today I want to let you see how I colour the wings of the "Acorn fairy" from Pink Ink Designs. This is a gorgeous stamp.

The first thing I colour is the wings overlapping each other.

The first colour I use is BV0000. I think it's too light.

So my second colour is BV000, trying to get it a bit darker..

The third colour that I use is BV02. I want it a little bit darker, so I also used BV11.

I start colouring the rest of the wings.

I use BV02 as the darkest colour and BV000 as the lightest.

With these 2 colours I colour the wings.

This is the finished stamp.

Copics used:
Wings : BV11 -BV02 - BV000
Frog/leaves : YG17 - YG03 - YG01
Shirt : BV13 - BV11 / R85
Bird : YR07 - YR16 - Y15 / R85 - R83 - R81 / BV13 - BV11
Skin : BV000 - E11 - E00 - E000.

I hope that I have inspired you!
Have a great day!


Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

This month I thought I'd challenge you to think a little differently about the way you colour skin. Skin doesn't always need to be skin coloured! Of course, you can use your markers to show a newborn babies skin (think peachy), an elderly person's skin (very pale with a tinge of grey to it), or to show someone is ill.

Taking it a bit further, look at the lovely blue skin that's featured in the film Avatar. If that's a little bit far out there for you, take a baby jump and colour a bear pink, blue or purple. Go on, you know you want to!

To help encourage you, I thought I'd colour this lovely fairy (Giselle the Fairy) from Whimsy Stamps. Previously, I have coloured fairies with a very pale pink skin, (E0000, E000, R00, R11) but this time I thought I'd go for green. This is actually my second attempt. On the first sample, the skin was darker and she was starting to look a little Shrek-like, it didn't suit the delicate image. Don't be afraid to start again if things aren't going the way you want.

If this is your first time, stick with it. The image looks terrible when only the skin is coloured. As you start to colour the other areas, the things that look loud and unusual will tone down.

Ok, ready? I'm colouring dark to light and my light source is at the top left...


Add cast shadow to the areas the light can't get to with E70 and soften with YG00

Blend out with YG0000

Close the remaining white spaces with Y0000

And there she is. I went back and added a little more shading with YG00 and carefully blended it out with YG0000.

Shall we colour the rest of her?

I coloured the hair light to dark, with BG10, BG11, BG53, BG57

I'm switching back to colouring dark to light...
Dress shoes and flowers next with RV91, RV11, RV32 and RV34
Have you noticed the dress underneath her wings is lighter? This is because the wing is over the top of the dress, so the pink won't be showing as boldly
I've used RV000 and RV91 here

Let's deal with the wings... Y0000, YG0000, YG00
Carefully give a wash of Y0000 over the top of the dress to give the pale pink a wash of yellow. This shows the wing is sitting on top of the dress. It's a little detail, but it looks great

Colour the leaves, bell and hair twine with YG01, YG03 and YG63

Next up are the flowers and the spot on the wing... BG10, BG11, BG53

Finish up with YG00, YG01 and RV32 on the flower centers and the final spot on the wing

I've used a white gel pen to add spots to her dress

And I couldn't resist some glitter for her wings


Copics Used...
Skin/ Wings; Y0000, YG0000, YG00, E70
Hair/ Petals; BG10, BG11, BG53, BG57
Leaves; YG01, YG03, YG63
Dress/ Shoes/ Flowers; RV000, RV91, RV11, RV32, RV34

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