Thursday, February 18, 2010

Copics 201

Today I have a tutorial post over at the Flourishes Blog on four ways outside of the straightforward, that you can use your Copic Markers.  So I'd love to show you the created projects here, but then direct you to the Flourishes Blog  to find out how I did each technique. 

The Colorless Blender Pen
I had a lot of fun creating this cute and fashionable purse ...especially combined with these pretty papers and ribbons. 

Here is a closeup, I colored my pink half pearls with my Copic Markers to get a perfect match



Copic Pointillism

One of my favourite techniques that I learned in HS translates really well to Copic markers, and works really well with this type of open image too.


And a little closeup...I gathered the silk ribbon with some hand stitching and then pulled it to pucker it.  Yum!


Dirty Rag Technique

I just love the bright colors in this yummy Basic Grey Sultry paper, and I thought it really fit a kind of funky theme. 

Here it is with a little close-up!   The ribbon is May Arts Ruffled Sueded ribbon



Adding Pattern with Stamps

I think this was probably my favourite of the techniques I used, I love how you can get the look of crushed/patterned velvet with it.  And I really love the rich colors and patterns and textures with the card too. 


I used the outside edge of the Top Note die to create some of the edges on the layers, that way it sort of had the feel of the chair too. 

Here is a bit closer so you can really see the pattern in the "velvet chair".  Isn't it cool? 

I really hope you can try some of these techniques out!   Have fun and  let me know how it goes!

Recipes:   

One:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Think Pink - Fight Like a Girl;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Regal Rose, Whisper White, Basic Grey Lemonade DSP, Flourishes Classic White, Prism Yellow;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Scalloped Squares Nestie, Octagonal Nestie, Fancy Scalloped Pierceabilities, Copic Markers - Tea Rose Collection, Blender Pen, Corduroy Buttons, Assorted Buttons, Assorted Ribbons, Dimensionals, Piercer, Circle Punch

Two:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Swing Set,  Tag Lines; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Soft Sky, Prism Frosted Green, K & Co Berry Sweet DSP, Flourishes Classic White;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Pinked Edge Circle Nesties, Circle Punch, Assorted Buttons, Glue Dots, Silk Ribbon, Dimensionals, Copic Markers - Spring Green Collection.

Three:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Think Pink - Fight Like a Girl; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Melon Mambo;  Paper;  Melon Mambo Textured, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey Sultry DSP, Flourishes Classic White;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Six Nesties, White Gel Pen, Hollyhock Copic Collection, Ruffled Sueded Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Ribbon, Basic Grey 1/2 Pearls, Dimensionals, Rag, Blender Solution

Four:  Stamps - Flourishes - Chairs to You, Tag Lines, SU - Paisley Background;  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Basic Grey Marrakech DSP, Flourishes Classic White, SU - Bali Breeze DSP;  Accessories:  Azure Copic Collection, Flesh Tones Collection 2, Tiger Lily Collection, Big Shot, Labels Four Nesties, Top Note Die, Vintage Brads, Sewing Machine, Chocolate Corduroy Ribbon, Dimensionals, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Blender Solution

12 comments:

Lori Craig said...

MMMM, wow! These are fabulous designs. Beautiful coloring! Will absolutely be checking out the tutorials. :)

Willy's creations said...

They are lovely.

Hugs,Willy

Tasha said...

WOWZER these are all completely stunning! wow
love tasha xx

LeAnne said...

Wow, Christine, these are awesome! You put so much detail into each card--they all have their own personalities! TFS! Great techniques, too, I will be checking out your tutorials!

Rose Ann said...

I love all of your wonderful cards, Christine!! I will have to check out your tutorials. Hugs!!

Francie G. said...

These are all fabulous, Christine! So many wonderful details! Beautifully done! I will check out your tutorials!

Ruthie said...

Beautiful! Amazing coloring! I'll be checking the tutorials!

Marisa said...

Wow, you've been busy! Great set of cards and techniques. Will have eto wait to try a few out as I'm an Olympic Junkie and not much is getting done around the house or otherwise these days LOL!

America said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! These are absolutely FABULOUS!! Each unique, FUN, and so beautifully colored. Ya know how I've loved your coloring since FOREVER ago!! Gotta go check out your tutorial on Flourishes... TFS! :)

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, girl...you have a lotta beautiful work going on here!!! Each card and copic technique is absolutely fabulous!!!! I think the chair is my fave but they all are outstanding!!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Great tips Christine!! Love the dotted tree!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

FABULOUS ideas!! And a superb job with these techniques Christine. Each card is stunning!!