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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs Flower Power ~ 8 Step Copic Tutorial

Hi Friends,

I am super excited to share my first project for the Elizabeth Craft Designs coloring design team. I am honored to be chosen and am here today to share with you one of our brand new stamp sets called "Flower Power"

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Stamps By Krista Flower Power Stamp & Die Set

ModaScrap's Leafy Branch 3

Els van de Burgt Studio's Love Sentiments

ModaScrap's Lacy Poppies  (For the inside)


Copic Xpress It paper

Copic Markers R35, R37, & R39

                 Step by step coloring using Copic markers.

   When I color I use a flicking stroke rather than a circular stroke.

In this first photo I have fully colored the top section. We are now going to color a lower petal.

Step 1: Using your lightest color (R35) begin to add color to the area that will be your shadow area. We are wanting the shadow to fall toward the flower center to add depth.

Step 2: with my next darker color (R37) flick over the previous color but not all the way to the edge of the lightest color.

Step 3: Using your darkest color (R39) add in your cast shadows. The deepest portions of the flowers center, as well as any areas that lays behind another are have cast shadows. For example, the petal to the left of the are you are coloring is laying on top of our petal which casts a shadow.

 Step 4: So far we have gone light to dark... Now we are going to reverse our steps. With your middle color go over the cast shadows we just added in step 3 but go farther into the lighter area with your strokes. This begins to blend the colors together.

Step 5: With your lightest color begin in the center and flick out to the edge to fill in the remainder of the petal.

Step 6: Because your light colors tend to get desaturate the darker colors it helps to add in a little more of your darkest colors. With your darkest marker color in your cast shadows once again. (center and underneath the petal to the left)

Step 7: Again use your middle color to go over the darkest color you just added in step 6. Flick out towards the edge but not all the way to the edge.

Step 8: Lastly use your lightest color and flick from center to edge. This gives it one last blend which softens the stroke lines.

Here is a close up of the finished flower.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at fairystampland@comcast.net 

Happy Coloring!


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