Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Copics, Copics, Copics!!!

What's hot right now??? Well, that's easy to answer! It's Copics!

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of introducing a few ladies to the wonderful world of Copics. I am hopelessly addicted...

Over the next few weeks, I'll review the principles we learned in a "Copics for Dummies" style. LOL!!! First, optimal results can be achieved easier if you start with the quality "ingredients" - in the world of Copics, that refers to the paper and the inks. For the paper, I love using Prism, Simply Smooth and for the inks, I absolutely adore Tsukineko Memento Inks. The Prism papers, Memento Inks and the Copic Markers are a match made in Heaven! If you notice your inks are bleeding and the edges are blurring, you know that your combination of paper, ink and markers is not working.

Optimal shading/blending results can be achieved with markers chosen in consideration of the Natural Blending Families. A Natural Blending Family refers to colours that have the same first letter (colour) and first number and then 2-3 digits apart in the last number. Start with the lighter colours and gradually add the darker tones.

Here are a couple of samples.




I would love to hear if you have ventured into the world of Copics and what you would like to learn. Please leave me a comment or link me up to a project you have completed.

11 comments:

Liz said...

Thanks a lot!! I am addicted too!!

More like....etc. said...

I'm not in the majority :( but I LOVE the cards!!! :D

AmberT. said...

Gorgeous samples V!

Anonymous said...

Slowly but surely I am becoming a convert....Thanks V, Love your cards! Maggie Fernandes

tampatha said...

Great cards V..I saw them at the crop! I have just begun to use Copics and am hopelessly addicted! I may never get anymore scrapbooking done because all I want to do is color!

--Tammy

Lorraine said...

I too, love my Copics. So sorry I couldn't make it to your class, V! Sounds like a bunch of fun! These are beautiful cards!

Anonymous said...

Wow... Copics.. I guess I need more then just my black one...
Great cards
Laurie
(Wally)

Wendance Designs said...

Love my COPICS!!! Wish I could have come to the class! Can't wait to see what tips you have for us!!

Stephanie said...

Love your samples Virginnia!

Tanya C said...

It certainly is true, they are addicting. Love your examples

Jess said...

I'm a new convert, but I've got a serious problem! LOL Even my kids are coloring fiends these days! Great tips in class V... hope we can get together again to do some more coloring!