I’m finally getting the “knack” of using Copics (click on the picture to make it larger). I really can’t tell you how important it is to have the correct color combinations of markers. Tip: Start with the lighter version of the colors first, example RV00, RV02, RV06. I started with RV34 and then had nothing to be the light or dark . Be sure to read my other suggestions here is the link.
Last year I belonged to a MCPT (Magic Color Pencil Technique) card challenge on the Circut Message Board. April, the lady that kept the challenge going, would send the challenge image for the month stamped (on Bristol Smooth) and then additional stamped images just on regular card stock. I took all of those stamped images and scanned them into my laptop now they are digital stamps and this is one of those cute images.
This stamped image is colored with a combination of Copic markers and MCPT. I first colored everything with the Copic markers and then where I needed additional light, medium or dark I used the Prisma Color Pencils using MCPT.
I love the results, in the areas that I felt my coloring with the Copic markers was still rough the MCPT smoothed the image out and added an additional layer of depth.
The gray halo around the image is done using MCPT. You can see this technique demonstrated @
I changed this up when I took this image and made a card. That is what is so good about digital stamps and since I’m running out of room to store wooden stamps and acrylic stamps I’m getting ready to increase my digital stamp inventory. I can also take my wooden stamps and acrylic stamps and stamp them, then scan them and make them digital.
After I got the coloring done I went back in with Stickles, some Glossy Accents and the little white highlights are done with a white Sakura Souffle pen. I have various white pens that I tried but this worked the best this time. The only issue with this is that when you first mark with the ink of the Souffle pen it doesn’t show up that much. It gets more intense as it dries. I’m looking for Sharpie white poster paint extra fine pen (this is suppose to mark on anything), but it looks like I’m going to have to order over the internet I haven’t found it at any office supply store yet. I also used Scribbles 3D paint in various colors (copper, black, yellow) on the top of the flower.
I’m working on a card using a smaller version of this image and a 3D bee so be sure to check back and check it out. Also, please be sure and leave me a comment, I would like to hear from you!