Copics With and Without Distress

Copics Work on Cards that are Both Distressed and Not Distressed

I made two very different cards recently. I utilized a couple different techniques for stamping and for the copics. Let’s take a look at them.

Simple Blending with Copics and Ribbon

Coloring with copics on paper and ribbon

Take a close look at the skin tones. Do you see the darker shading on the left? What about on the shirt and pants? Of course, there’s a bit of grey to cast shadows of the girls. This is traditional coloring with copics. Meaning the image is given depth with shading.

Now, what do you think about the blue ribbon? Can you tell that it started out as a piece of cream silk ribbon? I colored the ribbon (Creative Impressions) with the chisel tip of my copic marker. Pretty sweet!

Distressing has become quite popular these days. Let’s see how copics look with that.

Copics with Distressing

Copics accent distress art

Distress takes many forms. There’s torn edges, inked edges and uneven stamping. I think that makes a great backdrop for some vivid Copic colored images.

The poppy flowers are traditional copics coloring. Lots of blending from red to light orange. I opted to do a similar technique on the butterfly. Meaning I didn’t want the pattern on the wings to dictate where the colors should start and stop. Instead, I opted to blend the yellows throughout the wings. I later added some orange to give some shadows. Let’s take a closer look.

copics close up

Do you see the strong accents of orange on the butterfly? That was not blended, but added after the butterfly was colored. The close up shows the glitter quite well, too.

What fun and how versitile!


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