Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Challenge #12 - Embellish This!!!

Hello Everyone!!!  A big thank you to everyone who played along with last month's Colour Challenge!!  This month I'm challenging you to EMBELLISH THIS!!!  No longer will we need to worry about embellishments to match our latest project thanks to our fabulous markers!!!  Anything is fair game, rhinestones, pearls, ribbons, charms, flowers, brads.....let your imagination run wild!!!

I've used a BG15 marker to colour the sheer ribbon, a RV25 to colour the rhinestones in the top corner and a Y23 to colour the rhinestones on Marci's hair ribbons!  I also used some fabulous new X-press It Clear Gel Glue to stick my whole card together!!  (If you loved the OLD Pritt glue formula - you'll love this me!!!)
TIP - remember if you are colouring onto a non-porous surface that it is best to use darker markers because the ink does not absorb into the item, but dries on top!

What's the Challenge?: Create a project (card, layout, off the page) using your Copic Markers to Colour Your Embellishments!

Is there a Prize?: YES!!  This month the prize is a bottle of the brand new X-press It Clear Gel Glue!!! 

Who can play?: The challenge is open to EVERYONE, including international!!!

How do you enter?: Use the inlinkz below to connect to your blog or online gallery and upload it prior to 6pm Monday 25rd July, Australian EST (4am USA EST)!!!

We can't wait to see what you create using your markers to colour your embellishments!!!
Happy Colouring!
Kathy  :)

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Friday, June 24, 2011

1 Year Blogiversary- Blog Candy Winner

Thank you all for your wonderful Blogiversary wishes! We have loved hearing about your favourite posts and will defiantly be showing you more of the techniques and tips that you want to see.
The winner of the blog candy will recieve a set of 12 Copic Ciao and a bottle of our new X-Press It Clear Gel Glue.

Congratulations to Leanne Coghlan, please send an email with your postal details to

Leanne said...
I went to the paper craft expo in Brisbane and had so much fun! I attended both of the Copic classes, came away so inspired and full of information, it was great and the challenge board was amazing. Congratulations CopicOz! I have bookmarked Apr 13, stamping with the multiliner, so this must be a great post!
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Brilliant Brisbane Show

Hi Everyone,

WOW! Have we been busy! The Copic Team hit the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo. We had a brilliant few days at the show.

Our Copic Stand was constantly full of beautiful people watching us demo how to colour with the Copic Markers.

We ran two fabulous Copic Classes (for beginners) each day. Thank you to all who attended our classes. Kathy and I had a lot of fun and enjoyed teaching all the lovely ladies and gentlemen that are new ....and not so new ... to Copic.

We covered concepts like; how to do basic blending, picking your colours and palette blending.

In my class we looked at feather blending, colouring black and white, picking your light source.... and a few other secret Copic tricks!

Take a look at what we made ...

We look forward to seeing you next year where we intend to offer our first ever intermediate level copic classes at a stay tuned and keep colouring.

Also don't forget to enter our CopicOz Challenge!

Happy Colouring...Mandi-Lee

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Blogiversary!! Copic Oz is 1 year old!

It’s Our Blogiversary! We have decided to freshen our blog up and we are making a few changes…
  • Our new format will include a monthly tutorial jam packed with ideas and inspiration.
  • We will continue to have a monthly challenge with awesome prizes.
  • We have decided to add an icon to the top of each post so you can quickly identify the type of content covered…
To Celebrate our first year we are giving away some blog candy! Leave us a comment; we want to know what your favourite post from the last year was. We’d also love to know what you would like to see more of. The winner will recieve a set of 12 Copic Ciao and a bottle of our new X-Press It Clear Gel Glue. You have until Midnight (AEST) Tuesday June 21, 2011 to comment on this blog. Winner will be announced on Wednesday June 22, 2011.

Also a HUGE thank you to everyone who visited us at the Brisbane Papercraft Expo and to everyone who contributed to the Copic Card Challenge! We were so happy to have over 100 entries from all around Australia. 

Congratulations to the winners...
Anne Maree Campbell- Winner

Theresa Boy- Runner Up + bonus La La Land Craft Prize

Natasha Kazich- Runner Up

Teagan Ellis- Encouragement award 

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Airbrushing Flowers

Hello Everyone and welcome back to another CopicOz Tutorial!!  Today I'm going to show you how to create custom coloured flowers to match whatever papercraft project you are making!

How many times have you been creating a card or a scrapbook layout, only to discover that despite your vast amount of flower embellishments that you don't have just the right colour to match your project??  I know this has happened to me in the past - but no more!  Now I have a lot of white flowers, my airbrush system (ABS1N) and my Copic Markers.

Here I've gathered my airbrush system, a white flower and two colours of Copic Markers.  With colours, the best thing is to pick a light colour and a very dark colour - the don't have to be from the same colour family, that is just what I've chosen today.  Notice however, that they are both Sketch Markers - this is because only the Sketch Markers and Copic (Original - square shaped) Markers are designed to fit in the Air Grip for the airbrush system.

Next step is to take your lighter Copic Marker (I've used R83) and use the Medium Broad Chisel Nib (notice the nib is facing UP in the airgrip) and airbrush your flower.  By using the Medium Broad Chisel Nib, it will give you a nice, even coverage.

Of course if you just wanted a one tone coloured flower, you could stop there - but I want more colour!  Take your darker marker (I've used R89) and use the Super Brush Nib.  By lightly pressing the nozzle on the airgrip you will notice that by using the Super Brush Nib, you don't get that smooth, even coverage, but you get a splattering of spots!

Keep applying your splatter pattern until you are happy with the finished result!

When finished airbrushing as many flowers as you like, add it to your card or scrapbook page for perfectly matching embellishments!  :)

I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial and if there is any Copic techinques that you'd like to see featured as a tutorial on the CopicOz Blog, leave us a comment!!  :)

Happy Colouring
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Copic News, Reminders and Updates!

Hi Everyone,

We have a quick news update for you today!

We have some very exciting changes planned for our blog coming soon....So keep watching for the changes!

Also, don't forget to follow us on Facebook (! 'LIKE' the page and watch out for some amazing new competitions on the Facebook Page!

If you are going to be at the Scrapbook Expo in Brisbane come and colour with us at the Copic booth!!

One last reminder you have until Friday to get us your cards!!!


Australia’s Copic Card Challenge is on again!

The prize pack is Worth $450!!!! .... AMAZING....but you have to be super quick, as entries for Australia’s Copic Card Challenge close on the 3rd June 2011!

Winner to be announced at Brisbane Scrapbooking and Papercraft Convention.

If you would like to enter the Australia’s Copic Card Challenge you need to MAIL your actual card to:

Copic Card Challenge
P.O.Box 80
Moorabbin VIC 3189

CLICK HERE for more information about Australia’s Copic Card Challenge including entry form and terms and conditions.
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