Posts Tagged ‘copics’

From December 1-12th we will be posting a different special each day in the store. All sale prices end Dec 31st. Please note in the comments to “Hold Box” If you would like your box held. *NO PRICE ADJUSTMENTS for items currently not on sale**

Day 1 – 30-50% OFF  all STAMPS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 20-40% OFF all Copic Accessories
$4.75 Each

Day 2 – 20-45% OFF  all PAPER PADS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 56% OFF all ARTISAN TAPE


Day 3 – 10-45% OFF  all RIBBONS & TRIMS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 20-40% OFF all TONIC STUDIOS TOOLS (TIM HOLTZ)


Day 4 – 20-25% OFF  all SPELLBINDERS

Day 5 – 20-45% OFF  all SIZZIX
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 27% OFF all DISTRESS STICKLES

Day 6 – 10-45% OFF  all FLOWERS
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 10-45% OFF all BUTTONS


Day 7 – 20-25% OFF  all MISTS


Day 8 – 20-45% OFF  all PAPER PACKAGES
Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 25% OFF SCOR BUDDY


Day 9 – 10-45% OFF  all INKS & PAINTS 
 Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 25% OFF TIM HOLTZ TOOLS


Day 10 – 40-60% OFF  all RIBBON KITS 
 Stocking Stuffer {Bonus} 30-45% OFF BRADS


We still have 2 More Days of sales to come – so be sure to check back!

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Happy September everyone!! Well, this month it is my turn to show you how to do the brick wall technique.  This one is super easy….all you need are your copic markers and your colorless blender pen.  I’ve done the brick wall with my samples this month – but if you think outside the box – you can use this technique to add any sort of “texture” to your cards and backgrounds!!!  Check out what Ann did with her trees!!  🙂 

So as I was sitting down to do this tutorial, I came across this YouTube video, which explains this technique perfectly!!!!   As I don’t think I could explain it any better than Annabelle….please have a looksee at this ….and then lets see your designs!!! 

Brick Wall Technique by Annabelle

Here are my takes on this fabulous FUN technique!!

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Card #1

I used the feathering technique on the flower

Copics used: RV25, Y38

Card #2

I used the feathering technique on the butterfly

Copics used: RV02, B02

Card #3

Copics used: E21, E31, E33, E50, R20, R17, Y13, Y21, B93, B97, B00

Card #4

Copics used: E11, E31, E35, E33, E37, E43, R17, R20

Thanks for stopping by

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Hello everyone!! Well, this month the technique was feathering.  If you missed it….check out Ann’s tutorial here

I used the feather blending technique on all three cards this month.  I just love the look of this technique and the shades are amazing.  Try different colors to see what neat combinations you can come up with!!

Let us know if you have any questions!! Thanks for stopping by….happy coloring!!

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Copic Tips for August…….

Ann’s Copic Tip for August….

Things that will hurt your markers!

-White out or opaque white pens even when they are dry. They will leave residue on your marker

-Acrylic paints. They clog marker tips


-Untested inks or pens. They can stain your markers. Staz On ink is bad, it’s a solvent in and will not work. Use Memento (the best IMO), Tsukineko Brilliance (if it’s heat set), Ranger distress inks (test it first, with darker colors), Memories Dye ink (heat set it too)

-Solvents or oils

-Un-fired Clay and plaster

The rule of thumb (right out of the Copic certification book): “If it is something that smears when it gets wet and is opaque, STAY AWAY or test it first. If you must color over it, Airbrush your marker on.

Things that will not hurt your marker just make the tip look yucky

-Pencil or Colored pencils


Usually if you want to use another medium on your image it’s best to do the marker work first and then use the other medium (ie colored pencils) second.

Lisa’s Copic Tip for August……..

The best way to color with copics…..

Colour in small circles, keeping all your edges wet.

To give depth to an image, choose 3 markers within the same color family (B00, B02, B05 for example). Use the lightest (B00) for highlights, and start with this colour first. Add the next darker colour for the midtones (B02), then use your darkest shade for the shadows (B05).

For best results, it’s ideal to use only high quality paper, there are a number on the market and recently, Donna started a thread about a new paper revealed at this summer’s CHA. Avoid colouring over whiteout as this may discolour your nibs.
Happy coloring! 🙂

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Hello everyone – here’s a few things I worked on over the month of July:

My cards used the palette technique that was this month’s featured technique.  You can find more details HERE if you are interested:

You can find more details (colors used, etc) in the DT reveal thread.  You can also check out some of this month’s other creations in my gallery!  Thanks for stopping by….watch for Ann’ s reveals on the 25th!!

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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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