Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Party like a pirate!

Hello everyone...

I'm here today with a card for Copic Marker Europe
made with some Copic coloured die cuts.
This card was really good fun to make, I enjoyed colouring the sky, sea and sand backgrounds and adding texture to them with Colourless Blender.

Here's a tutorial to show you how I made the sky, sea and sand background - it was very straightforward so I hope you'll try it too!
Here are the ingredients I used for the first part of the background - the sunset.
The Copics I used here are Y35, Y38, YR04, YR09 and Colourless Blender refill.
Take a piece of card measuring approximately 15cm x 12cm and colour across the top of the card with YR09.  This doesn't need to be too precise and you can use the broad tip of the marker (I love using that - after all we don't get to do so very often)!
It doesn't matter if it looks a bit streaky as sunsets often look like that.
Repeat this with YR04...
and then YR38...
and finally Y35.
Fix the Rays stencil on top of the Copic coloured sunset and stick it down with masking tape.  Pour a small amount of Colourless Blender into a spray bottle.
Spray the card and stencil with Colourless Blender - about four times should be fine.
Carefully remove the stencil and you will see that the Colourless Blender has lightened the colours leaving behind the stencil shape.
Set this aside.
These are the ingredients for the next part of the background - the sea.
The Copics used here are B18, B16, B02, B01 and Colourless Blender refill.
On another 15cm x 12cm piece of card colour horizontal bands of colour darkest to lightest, as shown. 
Pour a small amount of Colourless Blender into a spray bottle.
Dab the Colourless Blender over the Copic coloured card with a sponge, you will see the texture of the coloured background starting to change straightaway - I love this - it's like doing a magic trick!  The sponge gives the Copics a bubbly texture which is perfect for water!
With the Ocean Waves dies cut the card and set aside.
Here are the ingredients for the final part of the beach background - the sand.
The Copics I have used here are E33, E31 and E30.
Colour a pice of 15cm x 12cm card in exactly the same way as you did previously with the sunset and the sea...
Using a small piece of towelling or flannel dab colourless blender over the Copic background, tiny little dots will appear which are perfect for the texture of sand.
Using the Scenic Safari Dies cut the coloured card and start to assemble the beach scene.
Once the pieces are glued together and cut down to measure 14cm x 11cm the beach scene should look a something like this!
You can see the texture and patterns that the Colourless Blender has made in the Copic Colours, I think it looks really effective - I hope you do too!
It would be great if you could try this technique and show your cards to us at 
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All above from Dies To Die For
Copic Markers
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Memento Ink pad in Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Rays Stencil
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Copic Markers Used -
Hair E19
Skin E04, R11, R00, E000, E0000
Clothes, Blues, B99, B97, B93, B91, 
Reds, R39, R37, R35, R32
Greys W9, W7, W5, W4, W2
Browns E27, E25, E23
Thank you for popping by, 
happy Copic colouring


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great techniques and love the little pirate. Miss your more frequent blog posts and visits. Hope to see more soon x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and fab tutorial Sue
Gr Karin

Annette said...

Oh my word, this is flippin' stunning. FAB tutorial. LOVE the effect. xx

Sue said...

What a fab card and fantastic tutorial Sue!!! love that pirate ..huggles Sue xx

Fiki said...

its stunning!
love it!

Karen Knott said...

Great card Sue and thank you for the tutorial :)
Hugs, Kaz xx

Cathy Clowes said...

What a fabulous card Sue- and a wonderful tutorial. Keen to try these techniques and I need that stencil! Cathy x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and great tutorial-love the textured effects
Carol x

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