Saturday, June 27, 2009

Coloring with Copics

I went to Asela's Copic marker class at A Small Cleverness on Thursday. It was SO much fun and I learned so much! She gave us several Penny Black images stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black to color, and showed us how to blend and shade using different techniques. I learned that I need to work more quickly and with a lighter touch to get the effect that I want. Also, I need to just STOP! I have a tendency to use too little contrast and to over-blend, so I am learning to add more color, blend a tiny bit and then quickly step away!

In class, the flower in this stamped image was colored a beautiful pale pink that I don't have...I ended up going monochromatic, since I had this paper (Piggy Tales' Sun and Up and Down) in mind. I used my blender pen with the same pale yellow and green to barely tint the flower petals. The center was colored and then given a layer of glitz with a gold Spica glitter pen. I colored over the petals with a clear Spica, so they have that pretty *sugary* look that petals often have in nature. Wish I could capture that in a photo! I cut and embossed the image and mat with small and large classic rectangle nestabilities.

My paper flower didn't really match, so I soaked it with blender solution and colored the edges with my Copic marker. That brightened it up a lot and really helped it stand out a bit more.

Every single time I make a card with frogs it makes me think of my friend, Shannon! :) Can't wait 'til CHA!


  1. This is such a great card Deb! I love the papers you put with it! Great coloring too :)

  2. I glad you enjoyed the coloring club Deb. You're a great addition! I love your card and your coloring is beautiful.

  3. Hi there, I discovered your fabulous blog while blog hopping. Your creations are beautiful! I'm celebrating being on my first design team with blog candy and would for you to join in the fun Have a wonderful weekend!


  4. Oh man, I know you had a blast in the Copic class! I wish I could have been there with ya'll. Your card is great!!

  5. Adorable! I think you've got the coloring down just right!

  6. Love this card! The image is colored perfectly. I need to practice more with my Copics.