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Copic Various Ink Refills and Backgrounds

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi!  It is Lisa here with you today, and I’m super excited to share a new to me technique with all of you! Todays technique is all about your Copic Refill Inks, and how to create your own dreamy and faux watercolor backgrounds.  Check it out…

First you will need glossy paper and your Copic Various Ink Refills.  I used old glossy photo paper that I had scraps of and it worked perfectly.

Next you will remove the lids of all of them so that you are able to add drops from each color quickly to your paper.  I made sure to keep my lid lined up behind my tube so I could keep them straight and know when to add a new color.

Yes, it looks like a whole lot of nothing but drops… but as you add each color letting them mix as you go you can really see the background form.  Sometimes I would let one layer dry before adding another drop of a different color.  I also used the Colorless Blender Various Ink while the other inks were wet to help spread the color and to create unique ripples.

And here is a picture of it dry and done…

My first intent with the finished piece was to die cut various shapes out of it, but after I saw the finished results I couldn’t bare to cut it so I decided to use it in it’s entirety on my project…

I just love how this turned out!  Other products used to create my card include Sugar Pea Designs, Altenew, and Pretty Pink Posh.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll give this technique a try!

Happy Crafting!

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Ombre Technique Created With Copic Markers

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi!  It is Lisa here with you today, and I’m going to share how to create an ombre look with Copic® Markers.  An added bonus to this technique is that you get to use the chisel nib of your markers, and give the brush tips a rest…

To begin my project I started with a panel of Neenah Solar White Cardstock.  I then used a group of blue green Copic® Markers, and with the chisel end I just colored lines across the panel.  I went lightest to darkest in the middle and back out to lightest. (Colors Used: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG49)

Keep in mind that this step does not need to be neatly done as we will be diecutting the panel and most of the stripes/streaky lines will not be as visible.  Next, I die cut the background with the My Favorite Things Star Grid Cover-Up.  I then repeated these steps with my Congrats sentiment die cut from Lawn Fawn, only this time I used yellows (Y11, Y15, Y17).

Now since my background cut was very busy I die cut the congrats two more times from white cardstock to layer and add depth to my sentiment.  And here is the end result…

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

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Copics On Solid Stamped Images

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi!  It’s Lisa here with you today and I have a fun technique to share with you today that can take your stamping to the next level.  Now, before I begin I want to state that if you don’t want to color your solid stamped images in, that is totally fine I don’t always do it or even think to do it on mine.  But, as a refresher or if you are looking for one more way to add depth and detail to those solid images using your Copic® Markers…

As you can see I’ve labeled the right side as no Copic® Markers used, and the left side as the Copics® used side.  Isn’t it cool to see the difference when they are lined up side by side?  Any who, these images are from the newly released Fab Flowers by Lawn Fawn.  They are super cute as is, and even thought they have a second “layer” that I have stamped on each image, you can still create more depth by shading the images in with Copics®.  Now keep in mind that these images were stamped in Copic® friendly ink, because we definitely do not want to cause damage to our precious markers, so make sure you are aware of what ink you’ve stamped your images in first.  I have used Memento Dye Inks: Rose Bud, Love Letter, Pear Tart, Cottage Ivy, Lulu Lavender, Elderberry, London Fog.  Copic® Markers used include: R24, R29, RV14, RV23, RV25, YG13, G14, V000, V12, V15, W3, W5.  Tips for this technique: Start by using your darkest marker choice first, this way if you go a little too heavy you can lightly up your coloring by going over it with a lighter marker.  Also, don’t be afraid to experiment and maybe even try coloring with a different, but complimentary color to the color you’ve already stamped your image in.

Since I had already colored the images up, I had to create a project with them…

I started by fussy cutting my stamped and colored images, and then created my frame with Lawn Fawn’s Stax Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangle Dies and Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I would love to see what you create using this technique!  Also, Don’t forget to get your name entered in the amazing giveaway going on here right now!

Happy Crafting!

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Be You & Be Happy

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects), Tutorials

Hi!  It’s Lisa here today and as we are celebrating Copics® this month with an incredible giveaway, click here to find full details on how you can be entered to win over $300 in goodies! Woot Woot!

A few weeks ago I had shared a post using my Copic® Markers on vellum, and so I thought I would share a few more step by step photos with how I did this on a different project.  Todays project features the newly released Be Strong Stamp Set by Altenew.  I love the fun font used with some really uplifting sentiments, plus it’s so different from the typical sets I buy that I just had to have it!

On this card the light strings and the cactus are all embossed and colored on vellum.  When creating a project like this is best to have a thicker vellum, mine is 65# so it can hold up to the embossing and is not likely to tear when I am coloring it.  Now I will share a few close ups of the coloring done on the lights…

Step 1. I embossed the lights onto my velum with gold embossing powder.

2. Next I turn it over and colored with Y15 and Y17.  Tip:  You always want to go darker with your color choices as the vellum will really soften them up.  This is the back side so the colors look a little brighter at the moment.

3.  This is another backside view showing that I’ve added a darker Yellow (YR24) to the lights, because they were barely showing through.  I’ve also added the blue to the top of the lights with B28.  Tip: Your coloring will not look “beautiful” or “precise” on the backside of the vellum, you merely want to get the color down so that when you flip it over the embossed edges will cover any imperfections and only the color will show through.

Also note that you will not really be able to blend with your markers on the vellum.  I do add layers of color, as you can see on the cactus with the greens (YG06, YG17, G29), but you need to wait for each color to dry before adding the next or you will erase the first color.  What you are mainly doing is layering the colors up on the backside, and when you flip the image over you will see what appears to be a watercolored look of blending.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll give this technique a try.  Why not try it with our latest challenge?

Happy Crafting!

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