Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Hi there- its Sascha from Copic HQ! There are a lot of sweet tooth's working in our office (I'm one of them!!) and when I saw some yellow and green Liquorice in my local supermarket I felt instantly inspired! I decided to make an Australia Day themed lolly bag, made using my favourite Australian Themed La-La Land Craft's Stamp- Koala Marci.
I coloured my image in with shades of yellow and green that matched the liquorice. I used a few different techniques to add a bit of life to it. I used my Colourless Blender to add some texture to Marci's koala hat. I just dripped some of my Copic Colourless Blender onto a piece of textured towel, then lightly pressed it onto the areas I wanted to lighten. Click here for a great tutorial on doing this technique. I also used the feather blending technique to colour Marci's tutu. To learn more about this technique, click here! To create they green and gold string to match my image, I simply coloured some plain string in with coordinating colours.
I used the following Copic Colours:
Hair- E00, Y21, Y00
Skin- YR000, YR00
Koala Hat- C1, C3, C5
T-shirt- C1, C3, C5
Tutu- YG11, YG07,Y21, Y02
Ugg Boots- E31, E33, Y21
String- YG07, Y06
Happy Australia Day from everyone at Copic Oz!!Pin It
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
We are very excited to announce the appointment of our new Copic DT member, Kate Palmer. Kate is a certified Copic Designer and self confessed Copic addict. Kate is also a very talented and extremely creative and passionate crafter who has been crafting since 1997. She loves anything that sparkles and sharing her art work through her blog. Kate has also taught at various crafting institutions over the years and is looking forward to sharing her tutorials, ideas and Copic knowledge through monthly posts on copicoz.blogspot.com.
We wish Kate a warm welcome to the team and can’t wait to see her Copic creations…coming soon in Feb 2013!
The much loved and super talented Mandi Lee will remain as a guest designer on Copicoz (so stay tuned for her occasional posts) and of course she will continue as our South Eastern Copic Regional Instructor teaching Copic Certifications throughout the year & demonstrating and teaching at the Melbourne & Brisbane Papercraft Expos. She is indeed a super mum, as she will be doing all this whilst embarking on a full time teaching role. We wish her all the best in her new challenge and we are sure that all the kids in her class are super lucky to have a Copic Regional Instructor as their teacher. Good Luck Mandi!Pin It
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Today I'm using a stamp set called Garden Picks by Flourishes and I thought I'd use those tiny blossoms as a basis for my Fade To White technique. I'm sure many of you are familiar with the Tip to Tip or Palette technique where you add a dark colour to a light coloured marker and it changes from one colour to the other. Well this is a take on that idea.
IMPORTANT - make sure you scribble off any excess colour on your blender!! If you don't, the colour will seep down into the reservoir and then your Blender will no longer be colourless!
Copic Colours used today......
Hyacinths - BV02, Blender, N1 (shadow areas)
Small Blossom - R000, R12, R14
Zinnia - RV000, RV32, RV34, E51, E53, E55
Yellow Flower - Y21, Y35, Y38, YR16, YR18, E55
White Blossom - E51
'Glow' - BG0000
Pebbles - N1, Y21, G82
Stems - G40, G43, G46, G82, G85
Thanks for popping by and I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial!! Why not have a go at some of these techniques and tips and leave a link in the comments below! We'd love to see what you create!!
Monday, January 7, 2013
We are looking for one said colour-er to be crowned the Queen of Copic and win a share of over $400 in prizes... all the details on how to enter can be found on the Competitions page at www.copicmarker.com.au!!
We are really looking forward to seeing your cards, layouts or OTP projects, all you need do is use your favourite Copic colours and send your projects and Entry Form in by February 25, 2013.
We hope you will join us, and it may just be you that is wearing the crown after the winner is announced at the Melbourne Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo.
Good Luck and Happy Colouring!!