Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A little piece of Copic "doodle art"

Hello all Copic fans.

Today I am sharing with you a little piece of my Copic "doodle art".

To start off, this time I have used a stencil to create a design to begin with.

I have fixed the stencil onto perfect colouring paper using my magnets and stamp tool.

I have started to draw the rectangle shapes onto the perfect colouring paper 
using my black Copic multiliners. With the tips 0.1 and 0.3.

Later I have put the stencil away and I have started to create myself.

Time for some colour.

I have used the following Copic markers:

YR82, E97, YR18, E07, R39, R46

It is nice to carry on doodling…I have connected all the little rectangles.
Some spaces were not coloured but just doodled in black and white.

This is the result, I have also stamped the text stamp 
and have cut the words separately.

Now I thought it was a pity to use it as a background, 
so I have dedided to "frame" my little piece of doodle art.

The frame was cut with my frame die in two different colours of cardstock.

The words were added to the frame, 
the edges of the paper were coloured with the same coloured markers.
I have added some small doodles on the frame too.

sometimes on the way to our dreams

we get lost and find a better one!

Fun to do, hope you will try it too and thanks for visiting our Copic blog today!

Hugs Blankina

Friday, June 1, 2018

Paper Pieced Toad!

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

This month I thought I would talk about Paper Piecing. I love the cute effect this gives a project, but sometimes an image can look a little unfinished and flat when you see parts of it coloured with beautiful shading and then a paper pieced part without.

Don't be afraid to add a little shading to your paper piecing too. Remember this paper is different to the paper you colour on normally, the fibres are probably looser, meaning the ink will spread more easily, but, if you know that and take this into account when laying down your colour, (be gentle, lay the ink with a light touch and don't go right up to the line) you are good to go.

Ready? I've chosen a frog from the My Favorite Things Toad-ally Awesome Stamp Set.

Add shading to the darkest areas with YG03 (My light source is coming from the top left)

Pull this colour in with YG01

Blend out with YG00

Add some random 'toady' spots with E42, E43 and E84 and cast shadows with W5

And that's him all done, he looks much more dimensional now, right? Now he just needs a pond to live in...


Copics Used...
Frog/ Reeds; YG00, YG01, YG03, E42, E43, E84, W5
Water; B00, B24

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

Monday, May 28, 2018

Angel love

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

I made my very first art journal page staying out of my "comfort zone", using Copic Refills to make my copic gelliplate printed and foiled background.

Here is the finished project picture, but after that, you've got a few 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 angel.

(You can click the picture to make it larger)

For the background I used my Copic Refills and a large size gelliplate, inspired by You tube and videos by Diny Sprakel using this ink on gelliplate.

Add a few drops of Copic Refills in different colours on the gelliplate; you have to work quickly because alcohol inks evaporate quite quickly.

I used RV69, 63, R89, 83

Let dry completely your desired design and then add a thin layer of acrylic paint with your brayer; I choose white paint.

Well....nothing new until this step.
...but....why not FOIL your background?????

I found one simple background I love and I printed directly onto my gelli impression background (once the impression was completely DRY) with my laser printer:

....and finally I foiled it using my laminating machine and rose gold foil to match the colours of my background.

I´m being surprised when I discover the biggest and darkest Copic refill drops got foiled when blended with the ink from the hot of the machine as you can see in the detailed picture of the stamp at the top of this post.

I masked the stamp to bring some wings to my angel stamp using post-it or any adhesive paper sheet:

Then I colour my stamp as you can see in the next step pictures:

Love to colour skin in E0000, 00, 21, 11 and 13.

Then I colour in brown-reddish her hair using  E18,17,15 and 13.

For the feather dress I choose to colour slightly pink so I started colouring the darkest areas with a medium warm grey in W4.

As you can see the marker dropped ink into my dress but there is nothing impossible to fix so I decided to continue this time to see if I can fix it.

I added a few touches of R83 to the feathers.

I went back to greys and using W5 I coloured again the darkest zones to get more depth on the dress.

 A few touches with R83 to blend greys a little.

  A few touches with R81 to expand a bit of pink colour to the end of each feather.

Finally blending with W1.

Repeat steps until you are satisfied with the result. The ink drop on the dress is now almost invisible.

I decided give to the wings of the angel a light colour to make them appear translucent using 
BG000, BV00 and BV11.

Finally, I fussy cut the image to emphasize her on my project.

I added some die cuts, some stamping, I make the faux stitching using a Copic multiliner....and It´s done.

The list of markers I've used to colour the image:

Skin: E0000, 00, 21, 11, 13
Hair: E18, 17, 15, 13
Dress: W5,3,1 R83, 81
Wings: BG000, BV00 and BV11
Copic multiliners

I hope you found this post inspiring.
Thanks for sticking with me to the end!

Saturday, May 26, 2018


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
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