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Beginner Copic Coloring

Hello, I’m back with some beginner Copic coloring for this clean and simple fall card. I’m gearing up for a 3 day Copic College course this weekend and I’m super excited!! The course will be taught by Michelle Houghton. Check her out, Copic in the Craftroom at scrapweaver.com

I’m hoping to go from a Copic newbie to grabbing Copics as my 1st choice, coloring medium. I’m off to a good start by getting organized! See the case here.

Copic Marker Collection

Let’s get started! Today’s card features Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Bushel Stamp & Die sets. These 3×4 stamp sets are perfect for practicing Copics. The size is just right to finish the image without being overwhelming.

Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel - Beginner Copic Coloring

Tip: If you’re a new Copic colorist, shoot for clean and simple designs that will highlight a small colored image.

My Favorite Things Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window Die is perfect for the occasion! You could get the same window effect with any shape die. One with a finished edge is particularly appealing. 

I started by stamping the images with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, this is a Copic friendly ink. I practiced on a few individual apples to determine best colors & shading.

Below are the colors I used. Use what you have that blends well together. I think some yellow golden delicious apples would be pretty too. 

Copic Markers

Red Apples: R35, R37, R39
Green Apples: YG13, YG25, YG17
Leaves: G40, G46, G29
Apple Bite: C1, C3, E000
Basket: E51, E55, E57, E59
Ground: W1, W3

I started with a coat of the lightest color leaving a white highlight, then added the darkest shade in the shadow area, blended with the mid-tone, and back to lightest. I repeated this process if more contrast was needed. See video

Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel - Beginner Copic Coloring

Because the basket is larger, I was able to leave a larger highlight. I think the larger highlight adds more dimension to the basket, compared to the apples. 

Tip: if the ink starts to pool or you can see that the paper is wet, let that area dry for a minute before adding more ink. This will prevent bleeding outside lines.

Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel - Beginner Copic Coloring

Once the images were colored. I die cut another A2 sized card panel with the MFT Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window die, stamped & heat embossed the sentiment, popped the panel up with foam tape, and adhered it to the colored panel.

I added 1 die cut for added interest and dimension and the cards were done.

If you’re new to Copics, I hope this inspires you to give them a try! Thanks so much for stopping by! Go get your creative on and Breathe · Ink · Inspire.  


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