Today I'm sharing some of my Copic Marker coloring tips, and one of my favorite combos, together with Craftin Desert Divas Designteam in our Coloring Challenge.
I got the best tip from some of my crafty girlfriends, when I bought my first Copic Markers, and I want to pass it on to all of you: Color and write it down! I always write the combos I like down in my little Copic bible, or if I want to remember what colors I used to color a certain image. Sometimes I color on a little piece of Neenah Cardstock (my favorite cardstock) and write the numbers on that.
Ohh and I always have my Hex Chart next to me when I'm coloring - really can't live without it!!
I just love pastels, white layers and Distress Oxide stencil backgrounds, so that's what I'm showing you today with this adorable card.
Okay, let's get coloring <3
The favorite Copic Marker combos I'm going to show you today: W0-W1, G0000-G000-G00-BG32.
I wanted to give this little cutie from 'Brighter Days' a very soft look, so I only added shadings using W0 and W1. I colored very close to the edges of the stamp, and then used my Colorless Blender 0, to make the edges soft. Using Colorless Blender 0, is a great way to soften the edges, I use that a lot in my coloring.
I gave her some soft pink cheeks using E0000, and for her little nose I used R20.
For her cute little outfit I used my all time favorite combo G0000-G000-G00-BG32 <3
I always use the lightest tone first, all over the image, and then I go darker to add shadings. Again I wanted a very soft look, so I just added a soft shading to the outfit too. The collar, laces , hat and ears got a bit of coloring with YR0000.
The sweet little butterflies are both colored with R00 and E93. I only colored the wings close to the body, that way the butterflies looks shiny. The net and butterfly box are colored with E41 and I added some BG0000 to the glass box.
Oh how about that little mouse, is it cute or what! Again I used W0-W1, and for the ears I used E0000-R00.
For the background I used Distress Oxide Tattered Rose, together with the new 'Swirl' stencil. Again I made a soft look by letting the color fade out in the edges.
Oh, and is that stencil amazing or what, I just love it!
I cut out my colored background. together with a white using 'Fancy Frame Dies'. I stamped the sentiment "You make me" from 'Happy Sentiments' with a mix of Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick.
I used 'Happy Die' to cut out a soft pink "Happy" and added it beneath the sentiment I stamped, and then I added some sequins from 'Shimmer Sequins'.
The final result, a sweet pastel card.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you got a tip or two you can use.
Remember to visit Craftin Desert Divas blog for more coloring tips from the amazing DT ladies.
See you soon again.