Coloring with Copic Markers

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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.

I then repeated the process with RV23 and RV21.  Here you can see two of the layers, RV25 with RV23 on top. You can also see how my strokes get longer and closer to the edge of 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:

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!


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