Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sparkle and Shine with Copic Glitter Pens

Hello everyone!

Sue here today, to tell you something about Copic Glitter Pens and show you an image that they help to colour beautifully!

If you love sparkly, shiny things, then these gorgeous pens are just for you!

Copic Glitter Pens are available in 24 colours which are sold in two sets of 12 pens. 

The pigment-based archival ink is transparent and can be used over other pens and the beautiful subtle glittery effect is produced by micro glass flakes which really reflect the light. 

The important thing to remember about Copic Glitter Pens is that they must be stored lying down otherwise the teeny tiny glass flakes will sink to one end of the pen and clog the nib. This is different of course to Copic Markers which can be stored anyway up.

I absolutely love Copic Glitter Pens. The nib is really fine which makes them perfect for colouring the tiny details some images have.

I have put together a tutorial where I have used Copic Glitter Pens to colour a lovely image by Stamping Bella - Giftabella.

I stamped the image on Make it Colour Blending Card with black Memento Ink and selected my Copic colours.  You can see that Giftabella has an armful of presents with some fine details which are perfect for colouring with Copic Glitter Pens.

I coloured the image with Copics and left the tiny details until the end to colour with Copic Glitter Pens. I chose five Glitter Pens to go with the Copics I have used - Lipstick, Turquoise, Orange, Pink and Clear.  (The clear pen is my favourite because you can use it over the top of any colour).

I carefully coloured the fine details of the image with a Copic Glitter Pen.

...and I coloured over some of the Copic colours with the clear Glitter Pen.

This is the image when I had finished colouring it and adding the lovely glittery details with the Glitter Pens.

I had great fun making this card and here is the finished design.

This picture shows how sparkly the Copic Glitter Pens are and just how they can make an image shimmer and shine!

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  It would be great if you could try this technique and show your cards to us at Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link

Copic Markers 
Skin V20, E00, E000, E0000
Skirt & Shoes BV08, B69, B66, BV13, B63, B60
Gifts BG09, BG49, BG45, BG15, R59, R56, R45, R14, RV66, RV17, RV55, YR09, YR07, YR04, YR14, Y38, Y35, Y32
Ground W5, W3, W1
Copic Glitter Pens -
Lipstick, Turquoise, Pink, Orange, Clear

Other Ingredients
Giftabella by Stamping Bella
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Memento Ink Pad in Black
MFT 6x6 Paper Pad Dots and Stripes Brights 
Lawn Fawn Stitched Oval Stackables
Whimsy Hand Stitched Rectangle
MFT Stitched Labels
(all from Dies To Die For)

Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring!
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