Saturday, December 8, 2018

Inky glittery trees!...

Hello everyone,
It's Sue here today.

I'm going to show you a really simple and effective technique with 
Copic Various Inks (refills) and glitter card.

I tried this technique several times until I had found the way to do it which I decided gave the best effect!
Here are the things I used:- 
Glitter Card (I used Lawn Fawn Pixie Dust Card)
Whimsy Stamps Dies - Snowy Trees
MFT Die namics Dies - Stitched Stars
Copic Various Inks - 0 Colourless Blender,
YG63, YG03, YR23, YR21
You will see I die cut the glitter card before applying the inky technique.  I found that if I inked the glitter card first, and then die cut it, the card lost some of its sparkle and it really spoiled the inky finish as it pressed the inks together into one colour.  It gives a much nicer, brighter finish to die cut the glitter card first.

I dabbed some spots of YG63 onto my glass mat
 ...then some YG03
 ...and finally some Colourless Blender - you need to work fast as the ink evaporates and dries quickly!
Then I placed the die cut trees onto the ink, glitter side down and gave them a little wiggle - there's no need to swipe the card through the ink, this technique works fine with just a bit of movement.
You will end up with something like this!
You can see the different shades of green ink on the glitter card - it really does look lovely!
I then repeated the same process with the die cut stars and YR23 and YR21 Various Inks
I am so happy with this technique.  I love glitter card and I use it a lot for my card making.  I am so excited to think I can use my Copic refills to make my own glitter card which will perfectly match my image colour palette!
Here is the card I made with my inky glittery trees and stars...
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!

It would be great to see your inky glittery backgrounds! Please share your cards with us at Copic Marker Europe by following the link 
Thank you for popping by, happy Copic colouring, 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cicci; Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone!

Today it's Cicci posting from Sweden. I wish you all a Happy Christmas!!
I'm going to show you a tutorial of an image from Mo Mannin
Little Elf Finn
I did a tutorial for one year ago. 
Originally, I did this one in red colours,
 if you want to check that one you can click on the link below:

Now to the new Tutorial in blue colours.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Northern Sky

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

I've been colouring a lot of penguins recently and I wanted to do a different kind of night sky for the background, so I thought I'd have a go at some Northern Lights. I've used a cute image from Gerda Steiner Designs... Long Time No See. I love this little guy!

So, are you ready? Let's go...

I've coloured the snow area already and drawn a pencil line to mark where the sky starts.

At this point, I am going light to dark, although I will change that up a little later.

Add BG72 to the centre of the area you marked with BG70 and blend out with BG70

Blend the outer edges of BG70 with V0000

Use V000 and V01 to extend the wave of colour

Time for some pink. I've used RV63 and RV55 (I also added a sneaky streak of V12, can you see it?)

I'm back with the Vs... V01 and V12

Now I'm switching dark to light and adding some darker colours... BV08

Blend out with V09, V17, V15 and V12

Was that too fast? Ok, V09




Repeat from the top of the sky down... BV08, V09, V17, V15, V12

Adjust the sky until you are happy with it. I went in a few more times until I got to this point...

That's better!

I coloured the rest of the penguin :)

Add white Gel Pen dots for stars and job done!

Copics Used...
Sky; BG70, BG72, V0000, V000, V01, V12, RV63, RV55, V15, V17, V09, BV08
Snow; C00, C0, C1, V000
Penguin Tummy; C00, C0, C1, V000, V01, E50
Penguin Wings ETC; T3, T5, T7
Beak and Feet; Y35, YR15, YR18

Thank you for stopping by... Have a great day,

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Christmas is coming

Hi everyone! It's Virginia here with another tutorial for Copic Marker Europe. I suppose you're already creating your awesome Christmas projects so, I'd like to be on time inspiring you with my project this month.

I've used a completely fantastic collection of stamps which has been made especially for this album. You already know my favourite Spanish designer, El Rincón de Seter, and their sweet stamps. I'm used to ordering personalized stamps for special occasions.

Today, I'm going to show you how I colour a bear's fur in few steps. As always, here you have a video tutorial:

And these are the Copic colours I've used for all the bears:
Bear's fur: E47-E57-E35-E33-E31
Snout: E43-E42-E41-E40
Ears and claws: R21-R20-R00-R0000
Eyes: B52-C3-C1-B0000
Christmas ball: C3-C1-B52-B00-B0000
Chrismas hat: R29-R17-R24-R02
Holly leaves: YG99-YG95-YG91

I hope I have inspired you and I'd be absolutely delighted if you'd share your creative projects in our Facebook community.

Today that's all. I hope you like my project. I'll see you next month.


Monday, November 26, 2018

Decide to be happy

I've used a Gelliplate print as background for today's project. 

The images I want to use for my project are by Mischief Circus and off course I will colour them with my Copic markers. I decided to use a limited palette of colours, just to show you that you can get nice results with just a few colours. 

I start with a thin layer of E50 . I use the chiselnib, because the images are quite big and it's easier to use the broad nib on large areas to avoid a stripy look.

Use the BV00 for shading. 

Add some  E00 over the BV00 to create a more warmer skintone. 

Blend all the layers together using the E0000.

I use the B05 for their eyes.

Use the B06 for the upperparts of the eyes and use the B39 for shading in the eyes. 

The girl on the left will get pinkalicous hair. I start with RV10. Use this colour on the lips too. 

With the RV13 I add more depth to her hair. I use this colour on the upperlips as well. 

Use the RV14 to add some shading in the hair and on their upperlips.

Allthough the images already have some rosy cheeks, I decide to add a little RV21 to make them a little bit more pinkish. Use the same colours of blue for eyeshadow and her cute little bow in her hair. 

Blend the blues toegther with the B10.
Fot the crowns on their hats  I use Y13.

Add more depths to the crowns with  Y15 and Y17. 
Th he eyeshadow on the girl in the right will be pink, I start with RV10 and than add the 13 en 14for more depth. 

Use the same colours pink for ther dresses and bloomers. Start with the RV10.

Add a second layer with the RV13.

Use the RV 14 for shading.  

Blend all layers together with RV10.

Time to add some yellow, start with Y13.

Add more depth with Y15.

Lastly add the Y17 for more depth and blend all layers together with Y13.

Blue, start with the B00.

Add more shading with B02 and B05.

As the darkest colour blue I use the B06.

Finally keep adding layers of colours to create more depth. 

When happy I cut out all the images and glue them down on my page. . 

see you next month!!