Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Patter Cross
With spring here and summer on its way, I thought it would be fun to show you how I color a flower with Copic Markers. There are of course many different types of flowers but I am going to show you how to color a large flower and do some easy blending. Let’s get started!
First, I chose a flower stamp image that was large and had just a few petals. This Open Poppy stamp from Memory Box Co. was the perfect choice. I stamped the image in Memento Rich Cocoa onto X-Press It Blending Paper.
I first began with my darkest color, RV25, by starting at the center of the flower and flicking the ink out and down the petal.
After I used three layers of color with the darkest color on the bottom, I then used RV10 to color over the entire image. I started from the center of the flower and worked out using tiny circles over the entire image. After coloring the image, I filled the center of the flower with Distress Stickles Frayed Burlap. I did leave the very center open and did not fill it with Distress Stickles since I wanted to add a button to give this flower even more dimension. After it dried, I cut out the image, and here is how the flower looks:
Then I used this colored flower to create this card:
- papers: Memory Box Taffy note card; Prima Melody
- stamps: Memory Box Open Poppy
- embellishments: Zva Creative pearl flourish, hand-dyed Hug Snug, sewing machine.
I did not use a sentiment so that I could mail this card to anyone for any occasion. I hope you will grab some flower crafting images and practice. Each color combination creates a very different flower. Enjoy!