Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Copic Technique Journal - Colour Swatches

Hello Everyone and welcome back to another Copic Oz Tutorial!  This week marks the beginning of a series of posts designed to inspire you to create your very own Copic Technique Journal!!  Due to overwhelming demand, X-press Graph-x has now released the X-press It Blending Journal!!!  This fabulous book is full of the X-press It Blending Card which we all know is *perfect* for using with Copics and bound with a black cover (perfect for decorating with your own personal flair!).
To get the ball rolling on this series, I'm introducing the new Copic Blending Template, designed especially for Copic Oz and its free to download! You have two options depending on which way you like to work (landscape or portrait when cut in half) You can use it in the full A4 size to pop into a full sized ring binder, or, you can cut it in half (A5) and insert it into your Technique Journal!  

Click here for the portrait template
Click here for the landscape template 

Print out several for each of your colour families to use as your very own personal colour guide or even put several colours on the template for your favourite combinations that work well together.  Sometimes you've made a project and you just love the way the colours work together, but months down the track you've forgotten exactly which ones they were (now was that the G20's or the G40's???).  By putting this combination in your swatch book, you will forever have this resource on hand!

I've begun to organise my colour swatches with the RV family - using a the wide variety from RV0000 right through to RV99.  Begin by colouring the box with your favourite combinations and then write the colour names right next to it.  This makes an awesome resource for you to look back on when creating your next masterpiece!!
 


On the next page I've stamped the flower image from Flourishes' Lenten Rose stamp set several times down the side of the page and cut the template into separate blocks to provide a colour guide from each flower.
 On another page, I've stamped a couple of images, coloured them with a variety of Copics and then cut parts of the template to make a multi colour reference guide next to it.

Sooooooo........are you loving the new Blending Template????  HOW WOULD YOU LIKE THE CHANCE TO WIN????  Simply download the free template(Click here for the portrait template, Click here for the landscape template) and show us what you create with it and add your blog link to the Inlinkz below!!  A FREE Journal will be awarded to the most impressive post....check back on May 15th to see who's won and be inspired by the next amazing tutorial in the series by our incredibly talented Kate!!



Thanks so much for visiting today and Happy Colouring!!
Kathy  :)

PS... You might want to come back here on Friday, May 3! A little birdy has told me that something special will be happening! :)Pin It

12 comments:

  1. Lively job with this first technique Kathy, the combos are great and the flowers are a charm!

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  2. Thanks for sharing these Kathy! This will be a very useful tool!

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  3. Awesome, thanks so much for the template Kathy. I have previously stamped some images with hair and done the same thing for different hair colours for quick reference. I will now be doing it with all my colour combos! Thanks, Tracy xx

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  4. Thanks for this little resource, such a simple thing yet oh so useful.

    Cheers,
    Kasey

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  5. Looks fabulous Kathy, and I love how you are using the template with your images!

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  6. Thanks so much for the template, I am always forgetting which colours I used! This will be very useful.

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  7. Awesome idea! Going to my stamp store first thing tomorrow. Thanks

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  8. Thanks for a great idea...and for the template...:o)

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  9. Now if only would come up with a chart showing good copics to use for blending. I am so challenged with all this stuff. It's definitely not my forte. Any and all help that I can get is greatly appreciated.

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  10. OK, i give up - where do I find the template? When I click on the link it takes me to the Copic site and I can't find them there either. What to do? Thanks!

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  11. hi
    just wanting to ask, the link to download the template just takes you to the home page of copic australia and i can't find it on there anywhere to download?

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  12. OK ... where's the template ??? All I see are products.

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