Here is one of the sweet cards we will be coloring up and creating at the Advanced Copic Retreat in Phoenix Arizona. May 19th is just around the corner and I am so excited to be hosting, teaching and creating with a large group of ladies. There is still time to register as we have a few spots left. You can find the link HERE
with all the information. If you can't make the May event I hope to see you in October for the 4 day Copic Boot Camp.
Thanks to our amazing sponsors for making this work. For this card we will be concentrating on coloring fur. We will be using this adorable stamp from sponsor Heartfelt Creations called "You're Paw-fect".
I purchased this die from Taylored Expressions (also a sponsor) called Notepaper & Clipboard to create the layering. Make it Crafty (sponsor) designed these adorable laser cut decorations and the sponsor Iamroses
is sending the attendees flowers
to complete this card. Just look at the pile of goodness for this event!
I call this style card a "throw-up" card (I know...thats so wrong), because it looks like someone threw up tons of yummy embellishments all over. I am showing my style of how to use all the pieces and still keep it grounded as well as how to cluster and layer. A pet peeve of mine is seeing stuff on cards just floating around...so I thought it would be fun to encourage grounding in card layouts. Of course there are different ways to do things and everyone has their creative styles so this will be so much fun to try.
This event is structured very differently from the event in the fall. For this event we learn techniques on images and then create cards. We will event be doing a little piece of framable artwork. At this time we have 45 attendees and my assistants and I will be having such an enjoyable time teaching and creating. There is always great food and a bounty of wonderful attendees!
For the fall event it is Boot Camp in a BIG way. JAM packed with techniques, loaded with information, tons of coloring with Copic's, lots of games and prizes, fabulous food and of course new friends.
I hope to see you at one of the events in the near future
- Jennifer DoveHeartfelt Creations - You're PawfectTailored Expressions - Notepad & ClipboardIamRosesMake It Crafty
As if Kitties and Doggies weren't cool enough...Marianne Walker and Imagination International have another great book in the Coloring Foundations Series: Coloring Flowers with Copic Markers. The book is full of great step-out instructions and pictures. Filled with 8 tutorials from basics to intermediate. Included is the line art to scan and print on your favorite paper. It will help you understand how to color leaves and a variety of blossoms.
I found a little time today to get to play and this is the image I chose to color from the book. It shows how to add depth to your image just by....well I am not gonna tell you...haha....guess you will need to get the book. I am pleased with the end result.
**Just so you know, I read the instructions and then chose some of my own colors to complete this image.
Copic's Used :
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YG11 03 17 63 67
Did you know Imagination International has workbooks? These wonderfully printed, full color books come in a range of topics from Intro to Coloring with Copics, Cats & Dogs, Coloring Flowers, and Faces & Hair. If you are just starting out on your own this is a great place to start. If you are a teacher and want to use them as a curriculum this is the perfect tool. Everyone can have their own workbook to follow along while you give instruction. All the books have step by step directions as well as images to scan, print and color.
I thought I would get a little fancy with the book
and merged a bunch of the Siamese kitties together and place them onto a paw-print background. I wanted to focus on playing with cast shadows on the background to make the kitties pop-up off the card. Another super fun card to create. If you think this book is too easy, then take things further and add additional elements. There is always reason for practice and expanding your capabilities. Challenge yourself to go beyond the step by step.
Here is my finished card. I think my kitties turned out dimensional, like they are popping off the page don't you think. As my 2 year old would say, "I Likey".
You can find this book HERE
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As soon as I saw this stamp from Craftin' Desert Divas "Hunny Bunny"
, I knew what I was going to make. Using a die from CCDesigns I created a little somethin'-somethin'. I wanted to make a fun Easter card and thought I would try my hand using the 2win Kirarina Oil-based Pens.
They have two shades of color in each pen, so I used them just like I would use my Copics. I added the light color first and then the darker in the shadowed area and blended it out with the light again. I drew the eggs and grass using the black Kirarina
and then added the color.
I colored the stamp three times and colored it up. Cutting out the "windows
" using the die on a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of paper and then drew in the eggs and the grass. Once it was all colored up using the 2win pens, I popped it up on a card base, and OOOH LA LA, hippity hoppity hurray! Done!
As I didn't have any grey or green colors on hand in the Kirarina
I used my Copics to finish it off.
2win Kirarina Oil-based Pens
come in 18 varieties with duel tips. Each one has two color tones. They have a round nib and a fine nib for details. Event though you would think that because they could be considered "too cute" for art as you can see you can create art. They are even Acid Free and can be used on slick surfaces. You can find them here at the link below. Check out all the fun colors! How about grabbing these and hiding them around the yard for a very colorful Easter egg hunt. I just might have to do that...start art young!