Saturday, August 21, 2010

How we do it ~ COPICS

Good morning! We get lots of emails regarding our use of Copics and thought it would be fun to share this little "how-to". We're only focusing on the face and hair today - those are usually the ones that intimidate people the most. One hint is: practice, practice, practice! We each chose one of two of Lori's Lollipops (thanks Lori!), listed the colors we used & a couple tidbits. More information, as well as the whole card, can be found on our blogs!

E00, E50,
E53 &

E29, E37
& E49
"I start with the dark colours first and move out with the lighter colours. I use Stampin' Up! Whisper White paper and Memento ink when I'm using rubber or clear stamps. I send it straight through my printer if I am using a digi stamp.
Skin:E00, E31
& E95

100, N7
& N4
"I don't own a ton of copics but blending two odd colors gives you really fun results. I also love using my colorless blender for patterns, I've dotted basketball and football images to give it texture, and made stripes,
polka dots, and plaid on clothing."
Skin:E00, E21
& YR00

Hair:E47, E49
& E57
LORi ~
"What kind of paper do I use? Regular Printer Paper!"

Skin:E50, E51,
& R20

Hair:E33, E34,
E35 & E37
"I start from lightest to darkest and keep blending until I reach the desired look. Use a good quality card stock. My favorite is Neenah Classic Crest Solar White which can be found in the DCRU store."
Skin:E000, E00,
E02 & R20

E31, E34
& E37
"I start from lightest to darkest and continue blending using the lightest color from that particular combo. To make your image pop, use C1 marker around the image!"
Skin:E000, E01,
E51 & R81

Y21, YR21, & YR24
"I put down the darkest colors first and work to the lightest. The paper I'm using right now is the Neenah Solar White. But after seeing what the other ladies use, I may do some experimenting!"

We also wanted to let you know today is the first day of the huge Copic sale over at Die Cuts R Us! Claudia will only have these rock-bottom prices for this week only, and this will be her last sale this year - SO DON'T MISS OUT! And while you're there, you can check out Lori's Lollipops, too!

Thanks so much for visiting today, and please ask away if you have any other questions!


LORi said...

WOW Arielle...your post looks fabulous!!! Thanks so much!!

Girls...your colored images are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

~*Joni said...

Awesomeness!! Love this post and idea Arielle! The spotlight is perfect for Lori's adorable images and Claudia's amazing sale. Bravo ladies!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Thanks so much for everyone's super gorgeous contributions!!! It wouldn't have happened without you spectacular gals!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Thanks for all the wonderful tips on Copics. My collection is small and I am just beginning to learn with them.

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous creations, Ladies!! Arielle, thank you so much for putting this together!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

thank you for posting this!!!!!!! Love them all. Happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

I don't own any of these markers but one of the things I am always drawn to here is the coloring..EVERYONE here is very talented in this department and it makes me look forward to coming here and seeing what you all have done!!! I mean, come on..who doesn't love to color!!! LOL!!!!
Thanks for sharing

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous coloring know how's!!! I still have so much to learn!!! The samples are awesome!!! Hugs ~S~

Kimmarie Baker said...

They all look great! Love hearing how you each color and paper you use. I just preodered a bunch of copics and Neenah paper. I can't wait to play!

Nancy in Iowa said...

So informative! Thank you very much. said...

This is great! Thanks so much ladies!!!

Deanne :)

Whimcees said...


I have just discovered your blog and in reading through your posts I am now at the Copic coloring post! I wanted to thank you for this wonderful tutorial as it is something I have wanted to see for a long time!

Wishing you a happy week ahead!


Barbara Diane