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Today I'm sharing how I use Copic Markers to quickly color and shade images!
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- Copic Markers are alcohol, not water-based, and the Sketch version features a flexible brush nib at one end, and a chisel nib at the other. They come in a wide range of colors.
- Benefits: Ability to blend together, as well as handle re-working and coloring over repeatedly without pilling paper surfaces. They can also be used on other surfaces, such as acetate and even metal.
- Alcohol markers can "bleed" through paper surfaces, so if you are going to saturate the paper surface with color, it is recommended you protect your work surface with several layers of clean scratch paper.
- Stamping with Memento (Tuxedo Black) Dye Ink and Avery Elle's Dye Ink give great results for coloring with alcohol markers. You can also use pigment inks, but must take care they are completely dry prior to coloring to avoid smearing.
Today's project features very basic coloring techniques and only two hues of similar colors (one lighter, one darker). This is primarily the way I tend to use alcohol markers, but there are other fun, more advanced techniques you can explore.
After coloring and assembling my card, I coated the smoothie cups with Pico Clear Embellisher, added some Stickles, Washi Tape, and made my own enamel dots by applying Black Ebony Nuvo Crystal Drops directly to the card.