Wednesday, August 20, 2014

All about WOOD!

Hello Everyone and welcome back to another Copic Oz Tutorial!  Today it's all about WOOD!  Wood is a very on-trend item right now, whether it's colouring wood, texture, embossing folders, wood buttons or any kind of wood product!  It's perfect for giving a warm, rustic or country feel to your projects.

I'm using Power Poppy's Farmer's Market stamp set and focusing on the wooden crate holding the apples.  To begin, I've stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card.

Then I've laid down a base of E30 all over the crate.

Next I've used the TIP of my brush nib to flick in some E31.  We are NOT blending these colours, simply adding 'stripes' of colour over the base.  If you are heavy handed, I suggest practicing on some scrap paper first.

Also using the TIP of the brush add some E33.....

And some E35.....

To give some stronger contrast, add some E37 in the same way.

To help soften these colours together, go over the crate using E31.  Don't use your blending techniques as such, simply flick the E31 over the top so you keep the lines (or woodgrain effect) of the previous colours.

Finish colouring your image!!  (I've used YR21, R32, R35, R37 and R39 for the apples and YG61, YG63 and YG67 for the leaves).

Now you may think that the wood tutorial ends here, but why not continue your wood theme through your card using some Sticky Barc?  This product is made of ultra thin real wood with a self adhesive backing. 

Because it is so thin you can die cut it!  I've found a die that will fit my image inside and used it to die cut the Sticky Barc.

When I reach back into the long lost memories of Woodworking at High School, I remember doing some word burning to create, OK, not images, but words onto wood.  To create this effect, I've stamped the apples from the bottom of the crate in Memento Rich Cocoa directly to the corners of the Sticky Barc!

I really liked this result - you can also airbrush, stain or colour Sticky Barc to give it a distressed look.  Finish creating your card!

I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial and if you have a try at creating some wood themed projects, why not leave a comment below so we can see your fabulous work!!

Happy Colouring!
Kathy  :)Pin It

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stendoodling with Copics

Today I'm back with another project using my much loved Copic products and some simple doodles.  Now this is a wonderful place to begin for anyone who is new to doodling or colouring with Copics, all you need are a few stencils, your favourite colours and a little time.  The reason that this is so great for beginners, is that this project uses a technique called Stendoodling.  What is Stendoodling?  Well to create a Stendoodle you use a stencil or mask to create a shape (eg: a feather), you then use another stencil to create sections within that shape (eg: sun rays) and finally, use smaller stencils (and a fine marker) to create patterns (doodles) within each section.

For this card you will need:

  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV17, RV25, V16, YG23, R17, YR15, YR16, Y11, Y15, B04, B16, BG13, BV08, E13, V05, N1 & N3
  • Copic Multi Liners: 0.05, 0.3 & 0.5
  • X-Press It: Blending Card and Double Sided Foam Tape
  • Hazel & Ruby - Fat Roll Washi Tape - Colorblock Quotes
  • Assorted stencils

Gather your favourite supplies, I've tried to choose colours from the same ring of the Copic color wheel - this way I know they will work well together.

Draw outline with Copic Multi Liner 0.5, add sections using stencil and Multi Liner 0.3 and finally add the fine detail inside each section using Multi Liner 0.05

Pick a section and colour using Copic markers in RV11 and V16, this wasn't dark enough so I went over the pale RV11 with RV17.

Pick another section and colour with YG23 and RV25 - these colours make eachother 'pop'.

Next add YR16 and B16

Next add a little mint with BG13 and E13

Time for some 'hot' colours with R17 and YR15

Next add BV08 and Y15.

Now a few more bright colours, BG13 and YG23 (you may notice I've used both of these before in other colour combinations).

Add in a little V05 and Y11 - colour carefully as too many slips will make the pattern muddy.

Add in YG23 and RV25.

Next add B04 and Y15 to your final section.

To lift the image from the card a little I have used N1 and N3 to outline one side of the image, this adds a little depth to the image, if you need a little help with this have a look at the Cast Shadow post.

Cover base card using strips cut from the Fat Roll Washi Tape - Colorblock Quotes, this gives a wonderful colourful background to coordinate with the brightly coloured feather.  I also mounted one of the quotes on scrap card and raised it off the background using foam tape.

Put it all together and the finished card looks like this, bright, happy and colourful.

So if you're looking for a simple project to brighten up your day why not give this a go!

Back with more soon,
KatePin It