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Easy Copic Coloring With A Twist | Aloha Pineapple

Try easy Copic coloring with a twist! If Copic blending isn’t your thing, this coloring shortcut featuring Colorado Craft Company Aloha Pineapple Stamp Set is for you. Special offer below!

Easy Copic Coloring With A Twist | Aloha Pineapple

Special Offer & Giveaway

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All the details for this easy Copic coloring with a twist technique are in this short cardmaking video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there, I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with your crafty friends!

Easy Copic Coloring With A Twist

Go Crazy, Stamp in Purple

The first Copic coloring twist doesn’t necessarily help with blending, but it sure is fun! Typically, I stamp in Copic safe black in on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock.

But, sometimes you’ve got to add a twist and shake things up. I knew the pineapple would be yellow, orange, and brown, so I stamped the image in purple dye ink on a 5×7 piece of Curious Metallic Cryogen White.

Because hey, complementary colors look great together and who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle?

Easy Copic Coloring With A Twist | Aloha Pineapple

Now, what do you do when you don’t have the perfect purple ink? Well, you custom mix it of course. First, I stamped Aloha Pineapple with Altenew Cosmic Berry Crisp Dye Ink. This was super vibrant and I needed to tone reign that in.

Fortunately, the stamp was loaded in my MISTI, so I inked it with Altenew Grapevine Crisp Dye Ink. Before stamping, I rubbed a bit of ink off the stamp for a two-toned look.

Don’t Blend, Color Adjacent

Large stamps are my favorite and Aloha Pineapple is bigger than my hand y’all. In order to speed up the coloring on this Big & Bold stamp, I scribbled colors adjacent to each other rather than blending the body of the pineapple. See video for details!

Copic Colored Sentiment Strip

Copic Markers

G29, G07, YG03, BG93, BG90, V04, V09
Y18, YR14, YR23, YR07, Y13, E99, E31, E44, W3, V04, V09
Sentiment Strip
G29, G07, YG03
BG90, BG93

Finishing Touches

This card started as 5 x 7-inch Cryogen White panel. That felt too wide. So I trimmed it to 3.5 x 7-inches to create a mini slimline or a shorty.

Don’t bother trying to match cardstock to your project, make your own colored sentiment strip. Here I colored G29 at the bottom, then G07, and finally YG03 at the top. White heat emboss the sentiment and pop it up with foam tape.

Easy Copic Coloring With A Twist | Aloha Pineapple

Embellish with sequins and dye ink splatter and this pineapple delight is done! I hope you guys enjoyed this project as much as I did. Please let me know what you think in the comments.

Thanks for joining me and I’ll be back on Monday September 14th with Realistic Copic Pears & Italian Tiles! Subscribe so you don’t miss it.

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  1. Hi Amber! I just wanted to thank you for sharing your process. I got my stamp set yesterday and couldn’t wait to give it a try. Stamp in purples, WHAT??? I honestly would have been afraid to use some of these bold colors, BUT, I did and absolutely had a blast coloring. I love the way my card turned out. You may have just broken down a wall for me.

  2. Julie Wexler says:

    The purple outline with the rest of the colors is a definite winner, Amber! I so appreciate your leaving in the color swatching as your project develops; it’s gratifying to see someone of your talents re-thinking what’s needed, and noodling on when to stop. Thanks so much!

  3. Inkin' Chickie says:

    I watched the section twice to be sure that you said that the outline was in the purple inks. I didn’t know you could match those inks with the alcohol markers. Thanks for the introduction to the papers. I have now been able to order some to try out.

  4. Jan johnson says:

    This Pineapple looks like it is ready to eat. Yum