Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Copic Technique Journal #5 - Textures!

Hello Everyone and welcome to the last tutorial in our series on creating your very own Copic Technique Journal.  Today I'm talking about TEXTURE!  You can achieve texture in different ways, by either dotting or scribbling on colour or by adding your colourless blender as a pen or using the blender solution.  All of these ways create fun and interesting effects to your creative projects!!

Once again, the team at X-Press Graph-X have created another FREE template for you to use and insert into your Copic Journal in both Landscape and Portrait orientation!  Why not download the template and have a go at creating your very own journal and then link to the inlinkz below for a chance to win your very own X-press It Copic Journal!

Here is the PORTRAIT Template
Here is the LANDSCAPE Template

And before we get onto this tutorial, the winner from Kate's Colourless Blender Tutorial was Alshandra, congrats A.... please email Sascha to claim your free journal.

 I've used the Texture Template in the landscape orientation and used it to create a variety of effects.  Create Pebbles by laying down a base of C3, dot on YR24 and YG95 and then dot on some Colourless Blender.  The next one is Scales, lay down a base of YG93 and dot on YG95, YG97 and Colourless Blender.  To create a woodgrain effect, I've laid down a base of E31 and used the tips of E33, E35 and E37 to create a stripey, wood like effect.  You can also create a fuzzy effect by dotting and scribbling on colour.  I've laid down a base of E11 and then dotted and scribbled on E13 and E15.

For a different look, you can use your blender solution and a variety of different materials to create texture.  For the first one, I've coloured the circle, dampened a piece of Aida Cloth with Colourless Blender and pressed it to the circle. For the other circles, I've used Denim, a Washcloth and a piece of Hessian (also known as Burlap in some parts of the world).

You can then stamp directly into your X-press It Copic Journal (since all the pages are the X-press It Blending Card which is perfect for colouring), and colour examples of your techniques!  Above I've created Pebbles under the bucket, a Fluffy Chicken (the dotted on fur technique) and a Wooden Fence.

On another page, I've given a little girl a textured dress (Aida Cloth), a Chic Girl some textured Denim jeans and some Fuzzy Bunnies using the Blender Solution and Washcloth technique.  As you can see, there is a wonderful world of textures to explore!

You can read more about textures in these tutorials...
Adding Texture Using The Colourless Blender Refill and Fabric
Bubbles and Pebbles
Adding Texture With Colourless Blender

Hope you've enjoyed and been inspired to create some texture of your own!  Why not download the FREE template, show us your page and use the inlinkz below to have the chance to win your own X-Press It Journal!

Happy Colouring... and we will see you all in two weeks time to announce our winner, and start the next phase of our Copic journey!

Kathy  :)

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  1. Awesome tutorial Kathy! Can't wait to try out some of these and more :-)
    Absolutely love copics and thanks so much to all the wonderful ladies on this site for these fabulous tutorials :-)

  2. Nice job with all the texture Kathy, it's time to do one of my fave things... Put dots everywhere!!

  3. Never thought to use actual denim to make denim… DUH lol. Thanks for sharing! :D