Hi there! Today’s video shares a few helpful tips and tricks to make Copic coloring quicker and easier. I also might have had a little too much fun creating some scenes on the cards to send to some crafty friends!
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For my projects, I always use Copic Sketch Markers. I love the brush nib and get great results when blending and coloring with these markers. For me, they have been worth the investment. However, any alcohol marker will work for many of the techniques I share. 🙂
I started by stamping the images from the Flopsy Birds stamp set with sticky and black ink. I adore these fun and playful images and they are really easy to practice coloring with. Stamping with a sticky ink allows me to clear heat emboss the images and create a barrier over the black lines. This keeps the lines nice and crisp as you quickly color and prevents the ink from bleeding.
I repeated this process with the art supplies from the Arts & Crafts Sentiments set. I will be tucking these supplies in the birds’ arms and turning them into crafty birds! 🙂
On the first card, I created a scene using the flamingo and handmade card images with the sentiment “consider yourself carded”. The clever crafty sentiments in this stamp set are hilarious and would be perfect to give to your crafty friends!
I colored all of the images very quickly outside the lines and fussy cut them out without their legs. By stamping images again and popping the colored image on top, the birds get their legs back and it saves a ton of time!
These two birds are headed off to a fun cardmaking event with all of their fun craft supplies in hand (or in this case… wing)!
For the third card, I created a background of art supplies using the Arts & Crafts Icons stamp set. By lining all of these large craft supply images up in my MISTI it allows for easy background stamping over and over. I think it is the perfect touch to finish off the card!
On the last card, I created a scene with a flying bird who ‘arted’ with some splatter stamps… lol! However, no bird ‘art’ is complete without a bit of shimmer. So, I added some Aquaflow shimmer pen onto the splatters which adds a subtle shimmer that doesn’t rub off.
If you would like more inspiration using Copics or other alcohol markers, I shared a few videos that go into detail on how to blend and color easily in my free Scrapbook.com classes:
Below are all of the supplies used in today’s video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible… Thank you!