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I used the “marker blending” or “direct to paper” techniques on all my cards this month. I posted the technique earlier in the month. You can also find it in the Copic forum here

Card #1

Copics used: E31, E33, E50, W1, W7, G02, B00, B02, Y38, YR 16, YR18, R20

Card #2

I also used the “tip to tip” technique to create her blushed cheeks

Copics used: E21, E33, E35, E50, V15, V17, R20, YR16, YR18, C1

Card #3

Copics used: E21, E35, E37, E39, E50, R20, C1, B00, B02, B04, V15, V17, YG11, YG13, Blender

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Okay – so this month, Ann showed you the Direct To Paper technique. I think I probably use this technique more than any other – I just find it the easiest! 🙂

In my first picture – I used this method to color the watering can. I used the Warm Greys – W5, W3, W1. You can see how I used my darkest shade towards the spout and lightened it up as I went across.

In my second image, I used the Direct to Paper technique when coloring Tilda’s hair and skin. I used E35,E37 and E39 for her hair and E000,E00 and E11 for the skin.

For my third image, I use the direct to paper method and the Tip to Tip method on my little boy image! This is a crimped envelope card I made for my Dad for Father’s day – it will hold a gift card inside. If you’re interested, you can find the tutorial here: Crimped Envelope Card

I have posted the copic colors I used in the gallery at SNS, so you can check there if you are interested.  Also, just a note….all the ribbons used in these cards are from Savvy N Sassy of course!! 🙂 You and find those in the store! 🙂

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Direct to paper blending.

You will need 3 colors in the same family (same gray scale and about a number apart) to try this out. I used B00, B02, B04

1. Color you image with your lightest color. Make sure to color in circles to avoid streaks. I leave some areas uncolored in my first coat so that when I go over it it will be a lighter area.

2. While it’s still wet, add your darkest color to your “shadow side”. Do this by doing strokes and lifting up your marker at the end of your stroke so the edge has more color than the end of your stroke.

3. Use your lightest color again and go over the image to blend you lines. Thicker papers will take more blending. If it’s not working try using colors that are closer in numbers

4. Keep doing steps 2 and 3 until you get the effect you want

5. You can add your middle color now where you want it. Then use your lightest color to blend it all together.

This takes practice. And I found to start that blues, greens and light browns were the easiest. Reds were the hardest to blend but I got it after lots of practice. That’s the key with Copics, practice.

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Good morning, today I have my May Copic projects. If you haven’t checked out our Copic club you can go here for all the details. It’s a super deal and a great way to get your marker collection going. Now my projects:

I used the “tip to tip” technique to color her cheeks. It makes it look more subtle.

Copics: E21, E35, E37, E50, R20, V95, V15, B00, B08,
Spica Pens: Garnet

Again I used the “tip to tip” on the cheeks and I used it on the mug

Copics: E21, E31, E35, E37, E50, R20, G20, G24, V13, V15, B00, B02

For this one, I used the “tip to tip” technique on the orange flowers. Because orange can be a harsh color it made it easier to blend

Copics: E21, E31 E35, E37, E43, E50, G94, YR04, YR07, YR09, R20, B93, B97
Spica pens: Orange

Copics: E00, E35, E37, E39 G94, YG13, RV10, Y38, R46, W5

To learn more about the “tip to tip” technique you can head to the Copic forum here. Lisa has done a wonderful post on this.

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I have to tell you that the May showers ribbon kit was my favourite so far!  I find this ribbon kit so adaptable.  Here’s what I made with my kit so far

I used lots of Pink Paislee papers on this gift bag. I used glue dots on the paper and covered them with co ordinating glitter. I liked how well so many of the ribbons from the kit co ordinated with this paper line. I even have the green bauble ribbon on the gift tag.

See the gorgeous satin bow?  you guessed it…. from the May showers ribbon kit.  You would think that that ribbon was made for the Queen Bee line from Pink Paislee huh? I also used some dew drops, Prima flower, Thickers, and some fabric leaves.

More Queen Bee paper and I used different ribbon from the May showers kit on this card.  I used die cuts and punches to draw attention to the Technique Tuesday stamped sentiment.  Believe it or not, those flowers started out pink and I sprayed them with glimmer mist.  Wanna know how I got the holes to follow the die cut so perfectly?  I left the Spellbinders die in place and I punched around the inner aspect of the die.  (it is a simple technique and provides big impact)

Yes, I still had the Queen Bee paper out.  This time I used the satin ribbon from the May showers kit to frame the centre area in the layout.   Rolling the edges of the paper as opposed to distressing the edges adds an interesting detail.  I used a wooden skewer to roll my paper and get that effect. The Prima woodland flowers were sprayed with glimmer mist.  The journalling tag is from Crafty Secrets and it is up on pop dots.  I found some twigs in my garden and adhered them to the sides of the tag to continue the nature theme.

I finally put the Pink Paislee paper down and grabbed my scrap bin.  I found co ordinating papers and layered them on this card.  The butterfly has been printed out on acetate and I added the liquid pearls and  the antenna to give it some detail.  I love this ribbon from the May showers kit…. it makes such beautiful bows.  I added a rhinestone button to the centre of the bow. The sentiment is stamped out and to get the interesting “banner” effect, I just bent it with my fingers and then adhered it with pop dots to keep the shape. 

I almost forgot Lily ….. oh my goodness that will never do!

I used 3 different ribbons from the May showers kit, do you see them all?  I used the colourful twill at the top of the page, a piece of the mauve under the hearts and the green bauble to anchor the photo…. I tell ya, this kit is so fun to work with.   As you can see, this month’s ribbon also works very well with Basic Grey papers.

I hope my reveals were worth the wait.  Truth be told, I am blog posting challenged and I needed to attempt the post a few times before I got it right  LOL.  Thanks for waiting and I hope I inspired you to include ribbon in a different way on your creative projects.

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Hello everyone and WELCOME to the first official month of the COPIC CLUB!!!  Don’t know what that is???? Go here….NOW!! 🙂  You won’t want to miss out on this screamin’ deal!!!!  Here are my creations for the month.  I focussed on grounding this month.  The first card, I just grounded my image with a grey outline (I don’t have the pen in my bucket  below, but I believe I used W3 or W1 – either will work).  You may have to click on the picture to make it larger as it is a little hard to see the detailed outline!

For the second image, I grounded by shading in W5, W3, and W1 – I worked the darkest color closest to the image and worked my way out.  Then I went over it ALL with my blender pen to really get that smudged, worn in look.  Sometimes you won’t want to blend it so well and leave a darker outline – it all depends what look you’re going for.  We’ll have more on this technique in the weeks to come.

…and a close up of the image….

For my third card, I just cut around my image.  I did ground her a little on the bottom just so she wouldn’t look like she was standing in mid air.  Otherwise, I just mounted her on my card!

My challenge this month – as we are just getting started….was to have participants show me some blending.  Just simple stuff – light to dark using as many colors as you want – even ONE.  In the first picture, I used three colors YG01, YG03 and YG05. 

and in the second photo I used just one color – B23.  I also used a teensy tiny bit of the blender pen on the really light areas. 

My copic “TIP” for the month of April seemed to be known by EVERYONE but me…..but I had no idea.  As I’m sure you know – there are two ends to a copic sketch marker – the chisel tip and the brush tip.  I am FOREVER pulling the wrong end off instead of the one I desire.  Well, did you know….there is a grey circular RING around the brush end of the marker!!!  This sure makes picking the right end easier!!  It has certainly helped me anyway!! Tee hee!!!

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Well this is the first month of our new Copic Club. If you haven’t had a chance to find out all the details head over to the forums and you can find all the details here. It’s a fabulous opportunity to add to or start your Copic marker stash and incredible prices. Lisa and I will be giving tips and inspiration each month and we will be answering all your questions. Oh and this weekend we along with Rhea and Tamara will be certified by Copic. So come on over and enjoy the fun.

On to my projects:

Copics Used below: Blender B00 B06 B04 E00 RV10 YG13 E35 E39 E49

Copics Used below: Blender E00 RV10 B00 B06 E35 E43 R37 R85 E95

Copics Used below: E00 RV10 RV34 Y38 YR68 E35 E37 E43 E97 Blender

Copics Used below: Blender B00 R46 E35 E37 E00 RV10

Copics Used below: Blender C1 B93 RV34

Copics Used below: Blender B93 Y38 B37 C1

Head on over to the forums to check out more on these wonderful markers.

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