Monday, March 7, 2011

Copic Coloring Weekend

I had about 28 markers in my collection. I order 12 more from a few weeks ago. They came in Friday and I had so much fun, I ordered 10 more Saturday. I realized last night that I'm out of E 50 and Colorless Blender. So, another order is in the works.

I started with images purchased out of the $1.00 basket at Michael's. I stamped the images on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I practice basic blending techniques and tried my hand at coloring white. I think it turned so well, it may find its way onto an Easter Card. I'll post that when I finish it.

 I moved on to images from Stampin' Up's Flowers for All Seasons stamp set. I got this set free a couple of weeks ago during the Sale-abration. If you aren't familiar with Sale-abration, I recommend contacting a Stampin' Up demonstrator (I can hook you up if you need one). It's a great way to get free products.

OK, back to the coloring. I thought I would use these images on some kind of a home decor project. Maybe a four-season wall hanging. Again, I'll post that project when I finish it.

Once I got started, I couldn't find enough stamps in my collection suitable for coloring, so I purchased a few digi images from

I love these CC Designs stamps. I used Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 to combine the images of the girls and the stool. This is my first time using digital stamps, I love how versatile they are.

I love to color the hair (could be my Cosmetology background), but I'm pretty limited on my color selection. I started experimenting with different color combinations and I'm pleased with the results so far. I'm not brave enough yet to try black hair, but that's on my list of things to do. I like the red hair the best. I used 4 colors on the little girls hair below, Y15, Y19, YR 65, and R46.

I noticed I have a few places where I colored out of the lines. I plan to fix that when my order of Colorless Blender arrives.

I'm not sure what projects will end up being home for these girls, but I'm having a blast coloring them. I really wish I could take a class and maybe work toward becoming certified. I searched online for a class, but I haven't been able to find one in my area.

Thanks for stopping by,
Dana Desmond


  1. WOW you are doing an awesome job coloring with your copics. How did you learn? I'm trying to practice with mine as well but only have 12 copic markers and some tombo markers. I need more! lol
    The blending is what is so hard for me..just can't seem to get it right. Great job and thanks for sharing.

  2. I learned from watching videos on My favorite copic artists are:

    I found the secret is to have three colors with the same letter and first number combo. Then the last number should be be 2-4 colors from each other. This is just a rule of thumb. Sometimes markers will blend well with others outside their color family. An example of an exception to this rules is V01 and RV23 create a good purple to pink blend.