Monday, April 23, 2018

short update about Spain


Unfortunately, I have to let you know that we do not have a Copic Instructor in Spain anymore. We have canceled all cooperation with her. 
She can no longer offer courses in the official European Copic Coloring Program. 
We hope to find a new Instructor soon, so that we can be of service again with our lessons. 
Also the Copicmarkerspain blog is separate from the Copic community, she can not use the name Copic anymore. 
All lessons under the name Copic are therefore illigal
Kind regards also on behalf of Siv Andersen.
Regards Diny Sprakel

Lamentablemente, debo informarles que ya no tenemos un Instructor de Copic en España. Cancelamos toda cooperación con ella. Ya no puede ofrecer cursos para colorear dentro del Programa oficial europeo de Copic. Esperamos encontrar un nuevo Instructor pronto, para que podamos estar de servicio nuevamente con nuestras lecciones. Además, el blog de Copicmarkerspain está separado de la comunidad de Copic, ya no puede usar el nombre Copic. Todas las lecciones bajo el nombre de Copic son por lo tanto ilegales
Saludos cordiales en nombre de Siv Andersen.
Saludos Diny Sprakel.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Fantasy Night Scene by Cicci

Colouring a Night scene.

Hi Everyone.
Cicci here today, to show how I made this Fantasy Night scene :0)
I have used these Markers for the whole scene...
Combo: BG10 11 B45 26 29 37 39 BG23.

Step 1
At first I Draw a sketch of how I want the scene to look.
Then I start to paint the contours on the moon with BG10.

Step 2 and 3 
I continue with BG11 on the area where I have already laid BG10 and also I colour outside the moon with BG10 so the paper going to be a little wet. Its more easy to blend the colours if you do that.

Step 4
Add at first B45 around the moon in the area that you added BG10 and also outside that area. 
Then you add B26 on the area where you coloured with B45 and a little outside to
blend with B45.

 Step 5
I added a little BG02 inside the area on the Moon where I colour with BG11.

Step 6
 Blend BG02 with BG10 and BG11 and continue to colour with B26 outside the area where the B45 is.

Step 7
Here I added the contour for the hills with B26.

 Step 8
I coloured the forest With B26.

 Step 9
Add some BG11 over the forest.

 Step 10
Make some more hills with BG10.
And at the same time I added more BG10 around the moon.

Step 11
Here I have coloured the whole area for the sky with B26 and also added B26 over the hills I drew before. Leave some white space for branches.

 Step 12
Now you colour the white areas with BG10.

Step 13
 Add more BG10 on the hills below the forest.

 Step 14
Add BG11 on the tree nearest your light source (the Moon).

 Step 15
Then I added some lines on the tree with B26 to add some texture.
I also added B45 on the hills.

Step 16
I continue to add texture to the tree with the B29 on the part of the tree furthest from the moon. I continue with BG75 and blend the whole tree with BG72.

Here's a photo of how it will look when I have added all the colours one more time.
After that, I added little strokes on the tree with B39 and B37 for more texture. 
After that I blend carefully with BG72.

 Step 17
Here I have add B39 for the whole forest at the front.
Blend with B37 and BG72 over the tree tops the same way I did over the hills.

Step 18
Here I have add more colours for the hills. 
I have used B45 26 BG72. 
Blend with BG11 10.

Step 19
I go over the whole scene with BG72 and blend with BG23 for a darker look.

Step 20
I did a last step and added some dots on wthe hole colouring to make it more fun. 
I used Posca markers for the dots; white, green, light blue, black, yellow and pink. 

Have a wonderful day from us here at the Copic Europe Blog.

HUGS and Smiles


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Enhancing your Copic colouring

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a Copic make. I thought I would make a CAS card coloured in Copics and show how to enhance your Copic colouring by adding details to it using other media. 

The image I'm using is called Grooving Jasmine by Make it Crafty.

I first cropped my image in MS Word and instead of using my regular Copic paper, printed it on Canson Montval to be able to watercolour too and use other media. Please note, the watercolour paper will not react the same way Copic paper does, the ink may bleed more, the blending be less efficient, the colours may be darker too - it will all depend on the watercolour paper you choose to use. 
I coloured Grooving Jasmine completely, using the following Copics:

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 13, RV02
Hair: 100, BV04, C7, 9
Purple: V09, 15, 17
Pink: RV02, 04, T3
Blue: B95, 97, 99
Gold: Y11, 26

I then thought I would make a simple watercolour background matching my Copic colours, so I used pink and purple Zig watercolour pens. 

I then went back to work on my image using a bit of Polychromo pencils to add a bit of depth, so I mostly added black to the purple clothes and hair, and purple to her skin. I also added some white highlights with the very thin brush of my Copic Opaque White paint. I doodled a few notes in white gel pen too. 

Image in Copics

Image with added details

And lastly, to really make my image pop, I used a Make it Crafty Chipboard frame. I coloured it using Posca pens and covered the black and pink parts in stickles. I aslo added white dots to my background using a Molotow Paint Marker and changed the colour of my notes too.

That's all from me today! Thank you very much for your visit, have a great day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Recycling, Copic markers and Activator...

Hello Copic friends,

Today I will show you how you can make fun cards 
with your rubber stamp left overs,
your Copic Activator and some Copic Markers.

I use a lot of rubber stamps for my cards
 and when you trim those rubber stamps
rubber stamp leftovers will remain.

As probably everyone in the world of scrap and cardmaking,
I do not like to throw things away. Ha, ha.

So this is my solution...use your rubber stamp leftovers too.
And make original creations.

You will need :

Copic Activator
Some Copic Markers (I have chosen three markers : RV04, RV14 and R59)
Chromolux paper or other heavy glossy paper
an acrylic block or stamping tool
and last but not least some rubber stamps leftovers.

 I have cut up the pieces, into shapes I like.

I have created a design 
and attached the rubber stamp leftovers onto my stamping tool
(you can also use an acrylic block if you do not have a stamping tool)

 If your stamps are not mounted on foam you can use tack 'n' peel 
to attach the rubber onto the acrylic block or stamping tool. 

I have cut a piece of Chromolux paper 
and have attached it on my stamping tool with the magnets,
before I have coloured the rubber
 I have checked if the "design" fits onto the paper.

After I have started to colour the rubber with my two RV markers.

I have also added some R59.

I have sprayed some Activator onto the rubber stamp leftovers,
quickly turned the stamping tool 
and have pressed firmly to the glossy side of the Chromolux paper.

This was the result. 

The second time I have cut another piece of Chromolux paper,
and this time after having sprayed the Activator 
onto the coloured rubber stamp leftovers
I have pressed the glossy side of the paper 
onto the rubber stamp leftovers with a roller.

You can clean the leftovers with a some activator straight after stamping.

This was the result of the second piece.

I have cut several flowers with a MFT die out of the first piece of paper,
the second piece of paper was cutted with a square die,
 with some Staz-on ink I have added
the sentiment to the background paper.

To give the card a fun effect
 I have fixed the flowers with eyelets onto the background
 using a crop-a-dile big bite tool.

This is my fresh pink floral card!

Thank you for visiting and hope you have enjoyed my post.
Why don't you give it a try yourself ? 

Hugs Blankina

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Monotone Colouring

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

This month, I thought I would talk to you about colouring in monotone.

Monotone colouring can feel a little daunting if you have not done it before. Normally we have a whole range of colours available to us. Colouring in monotone not only restricts us to one colour group, but by default, it then limits the amount of colours we can use on top of that. Eeek, right?

Wrong. It can actually simplify things. Think about where you are going to lay your shading and cast shadows and you can colour an entire image with just four colours. But today we will take it easy!

I'm taking monotone in a literal sense and will colour the image to look black and white. But don't be afraid to try different things. Try the Es for a sepia look. Someone is feeling ill? Give them an image that uses only greens! Play around...

If it's your first time, stick with it. When you start colouring the skin in 'unusual' colours, it looks really odd. But once other areas start filling with the same colour, your eye will soon get used to it.

I have used a fairy from Whimsy Stamps, she's called Fairy Gifts For You. I will colour the skin first, and I'm going dark to light.  Ok, let's go...




Wings next, dark to light...




Now I will move on to the stripes on her top, her tights and her skirt. Again, dark to light...


Because the stripes on the tights are so small, I am going to skip the next colour on those and just colour the top and skirt...


I've also added some cheeky grounding here, using C0, C1 and C3 and I coloured the star in her hair too. Ssssh, don't tell anyone, it will be our secret ;)

Ok, let's add some contrast. I am going to work on the remaining stripes on her top, her tights and her shoes...
As before, because the stripes on the tights are so small, I am going to skip the next colour on those and only add colour to the stripes on her top...



Now I will start on her hair, but this time I am going light to dark. I don't want to lay dark colour then lose the texture I have added by bleaching it out with lighter colours...




That leaves the gifts. I'm reverting to my lighter colour trio and going dark to light again...




Now for some contrasting gifts...




Nearly done! Let's add some cast shadows...

I've also used some White Gel Pen to add a few details to the gifts and stars.

All finished!

Copics Used...
C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9

Thanks for stopping by... Have a great day.