Sunday, September 17, 2017


Dear members of this European group, 

I have to announce that there have been changes in the Copic Facebookgroups in the UK. 
The old "Copic UK group"does not get support anymore from the Copic community. 
All classes offered there are not the ECCP classes.
The only supported group is the group of our very talented Regional Copic Instructor Faye Wynn-Jones. Copic UK-Official Group.
This is the link to the group:

May I ask you to support this group of our Faye Wynn-Jones by becoming a member, you won't regret it. 
Candy: I will give away a Copic Drawing pen, great for drawing and pen and ink techniques.
On Sunday I will draw a name from the list of alle the members of the group.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Goodbye summer!

Hello everyone, it’s Sandra from Portugal.

I made this simple and sweet card with a Tiddly Inks digistamp – Cutelicious, to say goodbye to the summer.

I begin by colouring the sky, layering B0000 several times until I was happy with a  “smooth enough“ look. To colour the grass, I layered YG01 all over it, and then started flicking upwards with YG03, then YG17 and then YG25, for several rows.

I coloured the tulips with Y32/35/38 and YR68, used a popular combination for the dress - V12/15/17, and E70/71/74 for the shoes.

Then the hair with  E42/43/44/47 and skin with E000/00/11/21.

I chose  R05/08/29/46 to colour the ladybugs. I love to colour reds! Butterflies were coloured with B12/14/16/18, RV21/23/25/29 and C6/7/9. 

Finally I coloured the stems and leaves with YG23/25/63/67.

I realised then I had to add some more rows of grass, and then die cut the image to assemble a simple square card.

I hope you like it!

Here is a list of all the markers used:

Sky: B000
Grass: YG01/03/17/25
Tulip petals: Y32/35/38 and YR68
Tulips stems and leaves: YG23/25/63/67
Dress: V12/15/17
Hair: E42/43/44/47
Skin: E000/00/11/21
Ladybugs: R05/08/29/46
Buterflies: B12/14/16/18, RV21/23/25/29 and C6/7/9



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mom's Little Monsters ............ green skin

Hi Everyone, it's Saskia here.

It's almost autumn. Before we know it, it's done with the beautiful weather.
Colouring the leaves is another great source of inspiration for many people.
But also the different holidays are coming back. One of those days is Halloween.
Maybe that's my favorite holiday. I only feel so sorry that we do not celebrate that holiday in The Netherlands.

But fortunately, I can colour all kinds of nice digital prints that are related to Halloween
This time I chose an image by The Paper Shelter. It's called Mom's Little Monsters.

This time I want to show you how to colour a green skin.

I'm  not going to explain it so much. I think you can see what the intention is from the pictures
 I'm going to tell only which colour I've used.

 In addition to Copic Markers I also used Molotow Marker white, Molotow Liquid Chrome and embossing powder.
 Image 1: YG61   -  Image 2: YG63  -  Image 3: YG97 - Image 4: G24

 Image 5 : YG61 - Image 6: G24 - Image 7: YG63 - Image 8 : YG63
 Image 9: YG95 - Image 10: G21 - Image 11: YG63 -  Image 12: YG61

Image 13: YG61 - Image 14: YG61 - Image 15: G91 - Image 16: YG61

Image 17: G21 - Image 18: YG95-97 - Image 19: R35-37 Image 20: R32

Copic Marker Colours: YG61-63, G21-24, YG95-97, R32-35-37 , Y13
Molotow Markers White

 Copic Marker Colours: W0-1-2-4-6,  YG95-97 and Molotow Liquid Chrome

Copic Marker Colours for girl
Skin: E000-00-51-53 G21
Hair: G21-24 and C5-7
Green shades: G1-24-28-29
Purple shades: BV01-02-04-08
Moon relfection: Y11-13
Moon: Y26-28-32-35-38
Caine: R32-35-37 , W1-3-5 
Head stones: W3, E41-42-43, G21-24
Ground: E49-55-59-71-74-77-79
Sky: B45

I hope you have read this post with pleasure.

Until next time!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Copics on Kraft...

Good morning everyone,

It's Sue here today.

I thought I would share some tips with you about colouring on Kraft card as this is a great alternative to colouring on white card and you can get some lovely results.

There are a few things that are handy to know about colouring on Kraft card as the Copic ink behaves quite differently to how it does on white card.

Here are the main points to consider...

  • Copic ink is translucent (see through) so the result you see on your card will be different depending on the colour of card you are using.
  • Just like white card there are many different types of Kraft card available.  It is a good idea to try a few and see which works best with your colouring style.  For this tutorial I have used Neenah Desert Storm.
  • Kraft card absorbs the ink in a different way to white card so before you start colouring it is a good idea to test the colours you want to use first. 
  • Be prepared to use darker colours than usual as the translucent Copic ink allows the Kraft card to show through and you may need to use a darker colour ink to provide some contrast.
  • Kraft card takes a lot of the brightness out of the ink.   In a pleasant way it dulls the colour down and this can look really effective.  Colouring on Kraft will give you the chance to use brighter Copic colours than you might usually - which is fun!
  • When you colour onto Kraft card the ink will look quite dark at first - don't panic!  it will lighten as it dries out.

Before I started colouring my stamped image, I created some colour conversion tags to show how the colour looks different on the card, this helps to choose colours that would work well on Kraft.
I also tested the colour combinations I had chosen to make sure they blended nicely on Kraft card.  It is important to remember to use the side of nib on the Copic Marker to make sure you are creating a smooth blend between the light, medium and dark tones.
Here I have coloured the skin on the stamped images on both Kraft and White card so you can get an idea of how different they look.

I then carried on colouring the image.  
I prefer to work from dark to light, always starting with my medium colour and putting that where the darkest parts of the image are, and then going back to that dark part and building up the colour by blending from dark to light.

 I thought this would make a perfect book mark for someone going back to school this week!
Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Card
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Tag Die
Memento Ink pad in Tuxedo Black
Smarty Pants Clear Stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie
Copic Markers as above
FaDoodles Stamps by our very own Faye Wynn-Jones for Whimsy Stamps
Natural Twine and Apple Charm
Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic Colouring...
From Sue

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Distress Ink Effect with Copic Markers

Hi everyone! It's Sandie here and today I am sharing a card I made. The card features one of Magnolia's Tilda stamps and is coloured with copic markers to replicate a distress ink colouring.

First I always start with the skin, and my usual combinations is 
E000, E00, E11, E04. I use E20 and E22 for the cheeks. 
When colouring as distress inks I leave the middle of the face very lightly coloured. 

Complete all the skin, using E04 to add dark shadows. 

On the hair I used E50 and E53, and the darkest shadows are E33

The white pants is coloured using N1 and N3, and only as shading. I dab the grey with colourless blender to smooth it out. 

My pinks are R81 and R83. Again, I use colourless blender to smooth the colour out into the white areas, and then add some C5 to make shadows. 

I do the same with the boots, only I add the grey first, and then layer down the pink. 

Again, using the colourless blender to smooth

Once you have all of the image coloured, take the C5 and add deeper shadows as desired. 

Thanks for dropping by

Monday, August 28, 2017

Crowntail Betta Fish

Hi Everyone, it's Saskia here.

A Crowntail Betta fish is maybe one of the most beautiful in the world.

Betta fish originated in the warm waters of Thailand, formerly known as Siam.
Crowntail Betta fish (Betta splendens), also called Siamese Fighting Fish, are a very popular breed with fish tank owners. Deriving the name from their unique tail fin characteristics, male Crowntail Bettas create a dramatic first impression with their vivid colors and flashy fin extensions.

Today I want to show you how you can draw an easy ocean background.

Step 1: First, you colour a fairly thick line with BG10.
Step 2: With BG11 you draw thin flicks to about two-thirds of the line you put with BG10.
 (You do not have to blend it yet. That will come in a later stage)

 Step 3:  BG34 you draw little swipes, about one third of the bottom of the line.
After this step you start to blend.
First start with BG34, after that you start to blend with the other colours.
Step 4: First, you colour a fairly thick line with BG0000.  

 Step 5: With BG000 you draw thin flicks to about two-thirds of the line you put with BG0000. (You do not have to blend it yet. That will come in a later stage)
  Step 6:  BG01 you draw little swipes, about one third of the bottom of the line.
After this step you start to blend.
First start with BG01, after that you start to blend with the other colours

Repeat all steps until you have done the whole background.

 With these photos I want to show you how I coloured the head and body of the Crowntail Fish.

First of all, I start with a base and then I continue colouring. Everything goes on feeling.
I'm not trying to think but just go with the flow.

The image is a digital stamp "Betta Fish Crowntail"  from Fabrika Fantasy.

I used the following Copic Markers to colour this print.
Crowntail Fish: Y35-38 and YR04-07-09
Background: BG0000 - 000 - 01 and BG10 - 11 - 34
Copic Opaque White for the dots
On the bubbles: Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.

I hope you have read this post with pleasure.

Until next time!