Thursday, April 1, 2010

Copic Blending & Coloring: 101


Hi everyone!! Happy April Fools Day :-) I had the pleasure of attending a Copic Class with Heidi this past Sunday evening, and even though I loved them before, learning new tricks and techniques has given me an even greater appreciation for them! I'm hoping that with this tutorial video and a little more info I give in this blog, it'll do the same for you! It's almost 10 minutes long, but worth the time to watch!



Here's some additional info on the Colorless Blender. We have it available in CIAO or SKETCH. The main difference is your preference in NIB.

With the colorless blender, we expect blending, but it really does the following best:

  • Lightens Color
  • Pushes color
  • Fades color to white
  • Great for Special Effects
  • Blends Colors
  • Fade to white by pushing colors
  1. Start with an area that you’ve only colored the edges. Make sure you have good scratch paper under your work for this technique.
  2. Color from the lightest spot, out towards the edges. Don’t stop in the middle or it will give you ugly lines/streaks. Use a lot of blender, so it’s really juicy and is shoving that color around very strongly.
  3. Color almost to the edge, but not over. Remember, your color is getting pushed in front of your blender, so if you color up to the line it will go over. Also note how dark the color is around the edge. This is at least 1 or 2 shades darker than my original color, so try this technique with lighter colors until you get an idea of how it will react. If you need it lighter then let it dry and repeat.
  4. If you want a nice subtle shadow that fades out from your image then try the same thing, only use a lot less blender and a much lighter touch.
Have you tried the Copic Airbrushing Systems?? They are really cool, and the video below will give you a nice idea of how to use them.

Copic's ABS DVD Series Promo from Pushplay Productions on Vimeo.



Shop all our Copic Markers & Accessories HERE.

*BLOG CANDY ALERT....Join our following, and comment on this blog, and you will have the chance to win a Copic marker of your choice with this adorable stamp (below) from Stamping Bella so you can start coloring! The winner will be announced Friday, April 9th.


I hope I shared some helpful info with you :-)


Steph

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32 comments:

  1. I have been wonderingbaout Copics for a long time now so thank you for sharing this!! Louise x

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  2. Thanks for these videos, they really are informative.
    Great stamp - how cute is this frog!!!

    I already follow your blogs - Hope I can still join in with the Candy Giveaway!!!

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  3. Wow two great video's!! Thank you for sharing.. I follow your blogs allready so I would love to have a chance to win the candy! xxxMarley

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  4. Great video! I need all the help and guiding I can get :D

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  5. Thank you for the tutorial! I just this week bought a few to try. I like them so far, and I'll have fun trying to learn how to use them! Thanks! Lisa

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  6. I enjoyed the video's........I can't see enough examples of colouring.....I keep learning....thanks for sharing and giving the chance to win!
    xxx Margreet

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  7. Thanks for the wonderful videos.

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  8. Ooo, I've just recently bought copics and practicing, trying to learn how to color and use it the way I want...definitely great fun!

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  9. been seeing lots about copics lately on variuos blogs---would be great to win one and give them a try.

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  10. I love my Copics - I took a certification class 2 weeks ago and love how it's improved my work. That frog is ADORABLE!!!!
    thanks for the video too, great tips. I;m a follower too.

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  11. Hi all fab tutorial, wonder if the tricks will work with my promarkers. Unfortunately I don't own any copics but would love to have all those and promarkers too what a rainbow of colours I would have at my fingertips then. How cute is that image too .Thanks for the chance and the video too Julye

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  12. Thanks for the time you took to provide all the great info on Copics. I love using them, but have pretty much just fumbled around as I figured it out. I follow through Google Reader and LOVE Bella! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Have the dinner cooking so can't watch just yet but will leave it open till I come back, need all the help I can get lol.
    Pinky

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  14. Waw this is so awesome candy, love to win it, because I dont own any copic and so want to! Stamp is cute! Hugs,moni

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  15. Wow! This is soo cool, thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win :) I don't own any copic marker yet.
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  16. Thanks for the videos ~ it is always nice to get ideas from others on using copics. I am already a follower of the blog, so that's covered ;)

    Thanks for the chance to win this adorable stamp and another copic!

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  17. Great Video I need more info on how to blend ,Froggys are cute!Thank you for the chance to win .Hugs Sarah

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  18. I heart copics..they are #1 in mt craft table!
    anary

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  19. Thank you for the wonderful videos and the chance to win!

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  20. I love Copics but can only get the Ciaos. Will watch the video avidly. x

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  21. That is the SWEETEST frog stamp I've ever seen. And your videos greatly help in reducing my copic phobia! Practice, practice, practice is my mantra in all things copic. Thanks for the chance to win one!

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  22. I soo love my copics :) and because I got the ABS system from you lovely ladies I am now hooked on my airbrush and even got myself a Gorgeouss Compressor to airbrush even more ;) now I only need a endless supply of copic refills ;) whahahahaaha

    I have airbrushed my nails (ny accident) they where gorgeouss green like I was really sick :) haahahah that is what you get when you try to make grass and don't have masking glue at hand ;) hahaha

    hugs Ria

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  23. Great video! Thanks.
    Copic's it's my dream.....

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  24. Fab tutorial, thanks so much for this!! Happy Easter!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  25. I love my copics!! I just got a compressor and the air brush system and I love decorating my primas too! I will be taking class with Heidi at my LSS in about 8 days too!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yay me.

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  26. Thank you so much for the tutorial... just entered the copic world..

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  27. No matter how much I work with the Copics I love watching the videos as refreshers. That way I don't get stuck in a rutt. Thanks.

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  28. I am a big copic fan and love the cute frog :-) I would love to win these :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  29. I like Copics! Thanks for the video and the chance to win a candy :)

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  30. I love my Copics and this is a great video! Thanks for sharing!!

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  31. Thanks for the videos & tips! I'm always looking for copic info! Love the stamps!

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  32. Yeeeeeeeeesss.... so PERFECT!!!! Love the giveaway!!

    Hugs

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