Thursday, December 28, 2017

Copic airbrush

Hi Copic lovers; welcome to the Copic Marker Europe Blog.

For my DT inspiration today I'm using my Copic Airbrush in an "not usual copic colouring project".

This is the finished project picture (some mixed media candles), but after that, you've got step by step pictures on how I made it.

I'm using Fimo Light Modelling Paste as it quickly air dries.

Start modelling the design you desire

 I covered the outside of the candle metal support with my clay

 Time to colour my clay. I always when I'm using the Airbrush usually start by refilling my marker

The usual position (we could use either nib but this explanation could be for an another tutorial) for the marker into the Airbrush gun looks like this

Start airbrushing the clay

You can also skip the clay step and go directly to colour the metal surface of the candle holder directly

Now take one stencil of your choice and put it onto the top of the candle to airbrush a little design directly to the candle wax

Your project will look something like this

Add some wax to the Fimo and.......voilá.......some pretty tealight personalised candle in mixed media style using your Copics.

I hope you have enjoyed my post and hope you found it inspiring

Have a nice day.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Cicci 25th Dec Mo Manning

Hi Friends.
I hope you all have a great Christmas time :0))
We celebrate Christmas here in Sweden 24th December, so we saw Santa yesterday, but I know some of you are still waiting for him :0)

Today its my turn (Cicci) to show you some colouring here at Copic Europa Blog.
 I want to show how I coloured this Christmas bauble.

Copic Markers used for the Bauble:
R24  R27 29 35 39 59  R14

The image I have used is Little Elf Finn, by Mo Manning.

Copic Markers Combo:
Skin: E50 51 0000 000 13 11 04 R22 20 24
Red: R24 14 27 29 37 35 39 59
Pants: Y21 26 E23 29 25 Y00
Hat: W1 3 5 E41 E31 
Shoes: Y00 Y02 FY1 Y26 

I start with R24.

Continue with the darkest marker R59.

Add R29 on the place that I  have coloured with R14.

Add R24 like this.

Add R37 to the area that you have coloured with R24.

Add R39 at the bottom of the bauble.

Blend out with R37.

Blend that part with R35.

Here I have coloured a half circle for extra highlights. I used R37 and R59.
Blend with R27 in the little circle.

Add some R29 like this.
In the white area you see in the photo above I added R24 and then I blend with R24 27 35.

I also draw one more little circle in the same way I did the first one.

Blend over the whole image with R24.

At the end I add a lot of the darkest marker to create more depth in the colouring. I add R59 on the side where I stated to colour at the beginning.

If you want to make some more shine in your bubble you can make that with your Blender. It can look like this:


  It's a wonderful image that I love to colour. I think I made a new tradition for myself :0)) 
- Always colour this image at Christmas time.

Happy Holidays!!!!


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Joy to the world...

Hello Everyone!

It's Sue here today to show you how to create a really quick, simple and very pretty background with your Copic markers.

You will need a stamped image, (I have used the beautiful 
Christmas Horns by Jennifer Dove for DoveArt), Copic markers and some Colourless Blender in a spritzer bottle.
First I coloured the background around the image with
RV93 - it doesn't need to be too neat.
Then, the rest of the background was coloured with RV91.
Then I sprayed the entire design with Colourless Blender.
The Colourless Blender creates a lovely dotty pattern on the coloured background.  It doesn't matter that it goes on the image too as it will dry leaving you able to colour the image as usual.  Don't worry about the blender making larger blots as it looks really pretty when it is dry.  (I took the picture below while the blender was still wet so you can see the effect.)

I carried on colouring the image with markers as shown - 
silver horns C0, C1, C3, C4.
...bow with R35, R37, R56, R59.
...holly leaves with YG03, YG63, G85 and BG99.
...frame with R35, R37, R56.
Finally I added some Clear and Silver Copic Glitter pen to the horns.  This doesn't show very well in the photo but it does look really sparkly!
I had such fun doing this!  It would be great if you could try this to and show us your cards at
Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring

... and thank you so much to you all for your support for my projects this year.
I hope you enjoy a very special holiday season.

Friday, December 22, 2017

playing with colours

Hi lovely Copic friends.

In my last post for 2017 I would like to tell you something about colours and the way I play with them.

But let me start with the colourwheel. The three basic colours are red, yellow and blue (AKA the primary colours). With those three colours you can make all the other colours. Isn't that fabulous? 
But there are a few things you need to know. Colours opposite of each other in the colourwheel will make mud. You can't blend those colours together. We call them complimentary colours. 
Complimentary colours are:
Blue and Orange
Red and Green
Violet and Yellow

If you blend these colours together you will get a dull boring colour. But be careful, red and green make mud, but so does orange and green or pink and green, because there is the red in both orange and pink. 

There are two groups; warm and cool colours. The cool colours are yellow (think Y02,YG00), green and blue.
The warm colours are yellow (think Y15), orange and red. So if you want to be on the safe side choose colours from either the warm or the cold group. Violet is a special colour, it goes well with the blues, but not with green and yellow. And it goes well with the reds but not with yellow and orange. 

BUT (there is a big but here), complimentary colours make each other pop. Think of a green meadow with red poppies, that really looks amazingly pretty. And here starts the playing with colours.

For today I have made a tag and coloured two girls (Cats & Girls line by Studio Light). I gave one girl warm colours and the other cool colours and look what happens.....

Here I have chosen some of the colours from the background to colour my image. The result is a harmonious, the colours of the image fit the background perfectly. 

The same here. The colours in the background are harmonious with the image. 

But what would happen if we switch the images.
I just told you that when you blend complimentary colours you will be making mud, but complimentary colours will make each other look brighter as well. 

The blue and purple are complimentary with the yellow and orange. The image looks brighter this way. 

But the other way around, the image looks so much brighter this way and she really pops out of the page, don't you think so too? 

Here is the same image with the two different backgrounds so you can see the effect of playing with colours.

Here the other images with their backgrounds.

I hope you like my post and maybe you are a little tempted to play with colours now too, can't wait to see your creations.......

Used colours are:
skintones: E50, 51, 00, 000, 0000, BV00, W1, 3
blue dress: B12, 14, 16, 18
purple hair: V04, 12,15, 17
blue apron: BG01, 05, 07, 09
pink dress: RV02, 04, 06, 09
orange hair: Y17, YR15, 16, 18, E08
yellow apron: Y13, 15, 17 YR04

I wish you all happy holidays and a wonderful and colourful 2018.


Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas rush and mass production!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share some inspiration! Christmas is really just around the corner, and if you're like me, well you are late as regards cards... So I thought I would show you how I make "mass-production" cards ;)!

First I chose a cute image I love, Holly by Tiddly Inks. I cropped it to match the size of card I wanted (I wanted my image to be like an ATC) and added a digital sentiment by Tiddly Inks too, then reproduced my "image" 8 times on an A4 sheet. 

I started colouring the skin of all my characters using E000, 00, 04, 11 - colouring everything that has to be the same colour saves you time too since you don't have to change and look for markers all the time :)

Next I coloured the dress and thought I would make little differences, so I made some red (C7, R35, 37, 39), others blue (B02, 04, 06, 37), purple (V09, 15, 17) or orange (R35, Y15, YR16, 18). 

I then coloured the holly on all my images, then the hair - here 2 different colours, black (100, BV04, C7, 9) and brown (E25, 31, 59). Again I coloured all the black hair then all the brown instead of working one image after the other :)

And here is the set of images...

And my tiny cards, with a very simple layout - just a piece of DP behind my image. I may add pearls or dots but decided to leave them like that for now.

Blue: B02, 04, 06, 37

Red: C7, R35, 37, 39

Orange: R35, Y15, YR16, 18

Purple: V09, 15, 17

And for all the girls:
Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11
Brown Hair: E25, 31, 59
Black Hair: 100, BV04, C7, 9
Holly: BG09, YG01, 03, 17

That's all from me today! Thank you very much for your visit and good luck with your Christmas cards! Hugs,
Delphine xx