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How To Copic Color Realistic Pears & Italian Tiles

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How to Copic color realistic pears & Italian tiles

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All the details to Copic color these realistic pears & Italian tiles are in this short cardmaking video. 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!



Use A Photo Reference

Coloring from a photo reference is, hands down, the most important tip. If you have a photo reference, you have all the information you need to choose your Copic markers.

Pear photo inspiration
Image not taken by me. Click for Image source.

There’s no need to memorize marker combinations, simply pick markers that are similar to the colors in the photo.

Copic Marker Combinations

That being said, I’ll still share the Copic markers I used. I stamped the pears with Altenew Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink for no-line coloring.

How to Copic color realistic pears & Italian tiles

I heat embossed the Italian Tiles with WOW! Aztec Glintz embossing powder on Curious Metallic Virtual Pearl cardstock. If you’ve never Copic colored on Curious Metallic, you should try it. The shimmer is gorgeous!

Pear Flesh
Y00, E50, E31, E51, E53, Y26
Pear Skin
YG03, YG63, Y26, E44
Seeds
E44, E99
Stem
E99, E47
Tile Grout
W3, E43, W5, E15, E47
Italian Tiles
E01, E13, White Charcoal Pencil

Finishing Touches

Y’all, I phoned in the coloring of that leaf. Lol, it’s not realistic at all. Coloring the whole pear seriously stretched my Copic skills. I tried new things and really pushed myself to get the highlights and shadows right and it was worth it! But, after that, I totally zoned out on the leaf.

How to Copic color realistic pears & Italian tiles

I wanted my sentiment to match the grout. I tried the sentiment in Aztec Glintz embossing powder and it blended into the background. Of course, I didn’t have a brown ink that matched.

So, I stamped the sentiment first in Altenew Dark Chocolate Crisp Dye Ink and then a second time with Altenew Grape Agate Crisp Dye Ink. These two colors blended together to create the perfect brown. It’s very similar to Copic E79.

How to Copic color realistic pears & Italian tiles

I used the coordinating dies to cut the pears and sentiment. Don’t you love how the coordinating die cuts out the sentiment!?!

I didn’t add any additional embellishments as the tiles have a beautiful metallic shine from the cardstock and embossing powder. And of course, I didn’t want to draw attention away from those lovely pears!

Thanks so much for joining me and thank you to Colorado Craft Company for having me guest design! Let us know what you think in the comments and be sure to comment on my YOUTUBE video by Tuesday 9/15/20 for a chance to win a Hugs & Pears Stamp Set.


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  1. Inkin' Chickie says:

    I like the idea to make the tiles. Nice coloring video.