It's Sue here today to show you a really easy background technique with Copic Markers and Colourless Blender!
Here are the things I've used...
Whimsy Stamps Polar Bear's Christmas Tree Rubber Stamp on Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes,
Copic Markers - B66, B63, B60, BG11, BG10, C2, B52, Colourless Blender Various Ink and a natural sponge.
I started by colouring across the bottom of the design with B52
...then with C2...
...then B60... Don't worry about it looking messy, this will soon be fixed!
Then I started colouring across the top of the page with B66...
I then repeated all of the above steps, colouring the background once more in exactly the same way.
I'm sure you are all thinking Sue has lost her mind to be showing us such streaky Copic colouring but I promise you this will work out fine! :)
The next step is to dab the background all over with a sponge dipped in Colourless Blender.
I did several layers of this, letting the blender dry between each application.
You will end up with something that looks like this, with lots of texture in the background
I finished the colouring the image with Copics.
G28, G24, G21, FYG1
YG23, Y15, Y11, Y00
R59, R46, R24
E49, E47, E35
I finished my card by sprinkling some Perfect Pearls on the background to add some shimmer, mounting the design on glitter card and adding a silver bow!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!
It would be great to see your graduated colour backgrounds! Please share your cards with us at Copic Marker Europe by following the link
Thank you for popping by, Happy Copic Colouring!