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.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Time for Mermaids

Hi everyone!! It's Virginia here with a new tutorial for Copic Marker Europe. Today I'm going to show you how I colour hair in an unrealistic way. As usual, I give you really simple ideas but, at least for me, obtaining good results.

Although in Spain is still cold and wet, I'm thinking of summer and holiday so, as you can imagine, I'm thinking of mermaids.

I've used a Tiddy Inks stamp to decorate a wooden letter. It is a present for my daughter's friend, whose name is 'Lucía'. Here you have the step by step video tutorial. 

The Copic Colours I've used are:

Skin: RV21-E13-E21-E00-E000
Tail: RV69-RV66-RV52-RV00
Hair: BG18-BG15-BG13-BG11
Fishes: E25-E35-E33-E31
Bikini: YR27-YR24-Y13

That's all. I hope you like my project. I'll be really glad if I can help you.

See you!!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Under the sea

For today's post I've created an under the seascape with Copic Markers. 

Start with making a background on Transotype Synthetic Paper. 
Pick out a few nice colours (Various Ink) like  BV00, BG75, BG49 and BG45.  Add a few drops of ink on your paper and add some pure alcohol, so the ink can flow freely on the paper. Add some more drops when needed and use a mini blending tool to create structure. 
Finally I also used some gold foil. 

I will use the gorgeous stamps by Pink Ink Designs. The stamps have a lot of fine details and I decided to stamp the images straight to the background, so I don't have to cut out all those tiny hairs. I also stamp the images on a sheet of Perfect Colouring Paper.  

I always start with a layer of E50. 

Add some shadow with BV00.

Add the E00 over the BV00 to get a warm skintone. 
And blend all layers together with E000. 

I am not satisfied with the result so far, so I keep adding  E00 and E000 to enhance the colours.  

For the darkest shadow I add W3 and W5. 

The mermaid's body will be rosy purple, start with BV00 and R22. 

Add R29 for more shadow in the rosy red parts.

And use BV02 for more shadow in the purple parts. .

I use the R20 to blend the BV00 and R22 together. 

Blend the BV02 and the BV00 together using the BV01. 
Use the R24 to blend R29 and R22 together.  

Use the R20 and R22 to add some spots on the tail and the body.

I will use the same colours for the fish. 
For this cute little fish I used BG45, BG49, BV04 , BV02, R22 and R24.

This beautiful fish will get 1 colour, R20, R22, R24 and R29.

And for these lovelies  I use R20, R22 and R24. 
And for the cute fish at the bottom BG02, BG45, BV00 and BV02.

After I cut out all the images and glued them down on my background I decided to add some coloured pencils.  

And this is the end result. 
Used a Copic Multiliner to make the hairs and swirls a tiny bit darker. 

Have a fabulous day,
see you next month.