today is my first posting for the “Copic Europe” blog. Some of you might know already about this new blog but for those of you who do not.. let me tell you a bit about it.
This is not a new challenge blog! The blog is from Copic enthusiasts to others who like Copic markers. We are going to have each day a posting up, the Design Team is going to provide cards and tutorials, information about Copic classes held Europe and sometimes there are going to be prizes up for grasp.
I am especially happy to be able to contribute because I am going to be able to represent Germany . Iam going to post in 2 languages, German and English. The idea of the new blog is to give you some basic information for those of you who just start out and maybe some tips for those of you who are already advanced.
Iam not Copic certified, so all iam going to be able to tell you is about my style and my experience in paper choice and coloring, but if you have specific questions we have plenty of Designers who can give you the correct answer based on the Copic hand book to any problem you might have.
Iam calling this coloring: Mid contrast coloring – meaning the lighter areas in clothing and skin still has a good coverage with color
If you color high contrast you would leave white areas or color with a really light color (triple colors) some areas in
Skill level: Medium to intermediate – some understanding in how to achieve folds in clothing and blending several colors together is required
Additional tip: I used my Copic Multi Liner 0.05 to add a frame to my shape. Simply leave the ring on your paper and trace along the line. This gives interest and saves some time if you are usually sewing on your cards like I do
Copic Glitter pens are nice to add some sparkle to your image without covering all the work you have done on your image.
I used some on clothing and on the seeds. You are maybe able to see that in the shot below.
Colors used: E50-51-34-59-44-40-41-43-0000-000-13-00-55
R20, YG 91-95-97-W0-1-3, BV08,13,02,000, C9, 4-2-1-0-
Tilda with seeds through Sir Stampalot
Copic supplies can be purchased through Sir Stampalot
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink, Ribbon: Stampin up, gems: Recollection
Dies: Magnolia, circle Spellbinder, Martha Stewart punch, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts
Papers: Maja Design “Fika”
This card is going to be for sale in my Etsy store later today.