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Hey Copic lovers! Let's start a discussion with tips on how to use our markers!

If you have a Copic Tutorial on your blog share you link here or even pictures - add them too. That way we'll have a great place to direct people who are looking for help!

Meanwhile - do you have any?

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here's one I did for coloring fur with Copics, blended with texture, this is the final pic, but I have step by step pics and instructions

http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/2009/01/fuzzy-wuzzy-copic-tu...

Here's one for shading tulips with Copics to get a bleeding color look, this has step by step pics too
http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/2009/01/copics-coloring-tuto...


last, here's one I did showing how I shade flesh ( hands from "Hand-in Hand")
Thanks Melanie!!

Here's a page from my Copic Coloring Book that I discuss on my blog.

Here's the SU color matches to Copics that I compiled after some research.

If you have any other suggestions for color matches, let us know!
Those were both great posts Jess, i remember them well, learned from each!

(I don't know why my pics show up so ginormous here!! sorry!!)
Jessica, thanks for sharing the idea about keeping a Copic book. I love that idea. I have a bunch of stamped images that I take with me to work and other places to practice my coloring. I wanted to start writing down color combinations that I like. This is perfect.

Did you bind your own book or just buy one somewhere? I'm thinking of purchasing some more Pure Luxury white and making my own book with that as the pages. That way I will know exactly what the colors will look like on my card stock of choice.
Melissa, the book that I show above is the Art Journal from Stampin Up. Since then, I have done exactly what you are talking about doing. I even make little mini books for the gals who take the Copic Technique coloring class.

I cut GinaK's 120 lb. cardstock (base weight) in quarters and bind it with the Bind-it-All and use Chipboard for the covers. Because there is no bleed through with this super thick cardstock, you don't need to worry about the other side. In fact, you can color on both sides of the paper!

A notebook is one of my favorite things to recommend to beginners. Write down everything - ink used, colors used and what your thoughts about your results are. It's a great teaching tool and reference for me when I'm in the mood to color but not make a full card.

Like on this photo - I used the blender pen and got a little too close to the edges of the stamped lines and the color bled on me a little bit. That was a great way for me to remember that the blender pen PUSHES the ink - so watch how far I push the ink because it could go out of the lines. (sorry that the photo is a little small to see the fine details)



Melissa said:
Jessica, thanks for sharing the idea about keeping a Copic book. I love that idea. I have a bunch of stamped images that I take with me to work and other places to practice my coloring. I wanted to start writing down color combinations that I like. This is perfect.

Did you bind your own book or just buy one somewhere? I'm thinking of purchasing some more Pure Luxury white and making my own book with that as the pages. That way I will know exactly what the colors will look like on my card stock of choice.
All the posts are great and will be very helpful!
I like the ginormous pics! You can really see the different colors and how they look and blend together and most of all see how you do the shading, not to mention that I can see all that without my glasses...hee hee!

Melanie Muenchinger said:
Those were both great posts Jess, i remember them well, learned from each!

(I don't know why my pics show up so ginormous here!! sorry!!)
Jessica, thank you so much for answering my question. I was going to use the lighter weight, but you make a very good point about being able to use both sides. So I am going to use the thicker weight and will now NEED to order more. ;0)
Melanie thanks for the great tutorials. I always need to learn more about blending. I'm still so new to this. I'm aleady linked to your blog and avidly watch for more.

Jessica I'll be making my own book soon. I need one of these. I always forget what colors I used with what and what went well together. Great idea. Took a peek at your blog. Wow I was missing out.

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