Coloring with Copic Markers: Meet the Oddballs

Join me for a new Copic markers class featuring the Oddballs from Stamping Bella. In this class, you will make three cards, with emphasis on basic Copic techniques such as ink blending. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

COPIC MARKERS TO BRING TO CLASS

The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection.

Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV31: Pale Lavender
  • BV34: Bluebell
  • YR04: Chrome Orange
  • YR09: Chinese Orange
  • R35: Coral
  • R37: Carmine
  • R59: Cardinal
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • B05: Process Blue
  • B39: Prussian Blue
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E01: Pink Flamingo
  • E11: Barley Beige
  • E04: Lipstick Natural
  • E59: Walnut
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • C5: Cool Gray No. 5
  • C7: Cool Gray No. 7
  • C9: Cool Gray No. 9
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES

Please bring:

  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Silver (Note: this not silver ink like the Uniball Gel Pen, but a silver sparkle)
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

CLASS CARDS

Rowhouse Greetings | Oddball Sparkle Fairy by Stamping Bella | Copic Marker Class at The Queen's Ink
Rowhouse Greetings | Oddball Shopper by Stamping Bella | Copic Marker Class at The Queen's Ink
Rowhouse Greetings | Oddball Boy Standing by Stamping Bella | Copic Marker Class at The Queen's Ink

AECP – Clean and Simple Boutique Cards

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card featuring the Beautiful Lady stamp set by Altenew. I’ve had this stamp for awhile and this is the second time that I’ve colored it. The first time, I colored it with distress inks so I decided to try it again with my Copic markers.

Rowhouse Greetings | Beautiful Lady by Altenew

I wasn’t quite sure where I was going with the design so I just let it evolve along the way. I started by stamping with Amalgam Ink and coloring the image with Copic markers. Originally, I planned a one layer card, but decided that I wanted more dimension so I fussy cut the image. Yes – I did it by hand. It was late at night and I didn’t feel like pulling out my Scan and Cut!

I originally planned a portrait orientation for my card, but after the image was cut, I realized that I could make better use of white space if I used a landscape orientation. I stamped the sentiment (from the Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew) and adhered the image with foam squares, trimming the stem where it extended beyond my card. I finished it off by adding a few sequins and dewdrops.

Today’s card was inspired by the Clean & Simple Boutique Cards class by Altenew Academy. You can find out more about this class and many more at the Altenew Academy.

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Beautiful Lady by Altenew; Beautiful Day by Altenew
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Sequins in Mixed Berries by 28 Lilac Lane; Dahlia Dewdrops (retired) by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: G20, G21, G24, G28 (leaves); BV31, BV34, B66, V01, V04, V06 (flowers)

AECP – Easy Ink Blending Techniques

GOOD EVENING FRIENDS! It’s been a beautiful day here in Maryland – temperatures in the 60s, a slight breeze, and lots of sunshine. The windows are wide open and the cats have been sunning themselves all day during their numerous naps. I stopped at a nursery earlier today and looked longingly at the spring flowers, but decided to hold off. I suspect that it’s still too soon to plant the flower boxes in front of the house, but the pansies were really tempting.

I’ve been working on organizing my craft supplies. When you live in a small house built before the invention of closets, organization is a serious challenge. I stopped at Dick Blick this afternoon and purchased a couple of Artbin containers for my Distress Inks, so for the moment they are suitably contained. But I put organization aside for awhile because I really wanted to get in some crafting time today. I’m a participant in the Altenew Educator Certification Program, but I’ve fallen behind for any number of reasons. So this afternoon, I turned off the phone, cleared off a spot on the dining room table, and got to work on a card to complete the Easy Ink Blending Techniques Class.

To create my card, I started with a panel of Neenah 80# cardstock and using my Misti, I stamped the floral image from the You Make Me Happy stamp set in a pale ink. I did this so that I would know where the embossed image would ultimately be placed. I also stamped the floral image a second time on masking paper and fussy cut the image. I placed the mask over the stamped image.

Using Purple Tape, I masked off the edges of the cardstock so that I could create an central focal point. Using the grid on my craft mat, I was able to make sure that the margins on each side were equal and the lines were straight.

Next I started ink blending the background, starting with the lighter colors first. In the bottom left corner, I blended Twisted Citron first and then added Tumbled Glass from the opposite corner. I deepened each corner with Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean.

I removed all the masking for the initial reveal. I placed the panel back into my Misti and restamped the image with Versamark. I covered the ink with gold embossing powder and heat set the image. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Wish Big stamp set with Versafine in Onyx Black. I quickly covered the ink with clear embossing powder and heat set the sentiment.

Prior to assembling my card, I cut the panel with the a die from the Postal Stamp Rectangles set by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I glued a piece of craft foam to the back of the panel to dimension before adhering it to a panel of design paper and the card base. As a finishing touch, I scattered some sequins in a slightly studied and somewhat random manner. I’m still working on the random thing!

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#
Stamps: You Make Me Happy by Altenew; Wish Big by Altenew
Inks: Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
Dies: Postage Stamp Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embellishments: Super Fine Embossing Power in Gold by Ranger; Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear by Nuvo; Sequins in Not So Heavy Metal by 28 Lilac Lane.

Wrapping Up Tuesday’s Class and Hitting the Road!

Just finished another class on Tuesday at The Queen’s Ink where we colored up some fun images from House Mouse Designs (Stampendous!). Had a great group in class and I think everyone had fun and learned something new. Next class at the Queen’s Ink will be on Tuesday, April 30th where we’ll be experimenting with faux watercoloring with alcohol inks. You can either register online or call the store at (301) 497-9449.

Tonight, we’re hitting the road, having made a somewhat last minute decision to spend Friday at the Allentown Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival. This will be my first time attending so I’m excited to see all the vendors and new products. My husband — the good sport that he is — will be coming along as well, although I don’t know if he’ll last all day. Hope to see you there and be sure to stop by Photo Scraps’ booth and say hello to Tracy. Tell her Nancy sent you!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | Flower Arranging by House Mouse Designs for Stampendous!

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Cover #100
Stamp: Flower Arranging by Stampendous – House Mouse Designs; Floral Greetings by Stampendous – Laurel Burch
Inks: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Tea Dye and Pumice Stone by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Layered Brick Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Copics: C1, C3, C5 (fur); E000, E00, E21, E93 (skin); B60, B63, B66, Y02, H19, YR09 (flowers); G40, G43, G46 (leaves); BV20 (shadows); C1, B0000, B000, BG10, BV20, 0 (vase)


Rowhouse Greetings | Grasshopper Leap by House Mouse Designs for Stampendous!

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Cover #100
Stamp: Grasshopper Leap by Stampendous – House Mouse Designs; Good Gab by Paper Smooches
Inks: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Wink of Stella by Kuretake
Copics: C1, C3, C5 (fur); E000, E00, E21, E93 (skin); G40, G43, G46, Y02, BV20 (grasshopper and stem); B0000, B000, BG10, BV20 (wings); Y02,Y19, YR09, BV20 (flower)


Rowhouse Greetings | So Sweet by House Mouse Designs for Stampendous!

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Cover #100
Stamp: So Sweet by Stampendous – House Mouse Designs; Watercolor Stripes Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko; Archival Ink in Sunflower and Watering Can by Ranger – Wendy Vecchi
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips; Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders
Copics: C1, C3, C5 (fur); E000, E00, E21, E93 (skin)

New Class – Copic Coloring With Nancy – April 14 & 17, 2019 – Photo Scraps

Join me for an new Copic class at Photo Scraps! In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards featuring the stamps from Penny Black. I’ve kept the card designs clean and simple so that we can focus on Copic coloring and blending. Details are below. Class size is limited so sign up today! CLASS FEE $28

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, OR
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

COPIC MARKERS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers or other supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

  • BV20: Dull Lavender
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • RV10: Pale Pink
  • RV11: Pink
  • RV14: Begonia Pink
  • YG01: Green Bice
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG17: Grass Green
  • B0000: Pale Celestine
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • BG10: Cool Shadow
  • E50: Egg Shell
  • E53: Raw Silk
  • E55: Light Camel
  • E57: Light Walnut
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES – Please bring:

  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Silver (Note: this not silver ink like the Uniball Gel Pen, but a silver sparkle)
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Foam tape squares (such as Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Scissors
Rowhouse Greetings | Critter Celebration by Penny Black
Rowhouse Greetings | Critter Celebration by Penny Black
Rowhouse Greetings | Flower Teddy by Penny Black