I'm here today with a really easy and pretty technique.
I'm going to show you how to paint with your Copics as if they were watercolours!
I am using a beautiful stamp from Stamping Bella -
Uptown Girl Melanie - The Modern Bride, a paint palette, a paintbrush, Copic Various Ink Refills E00, YR21, YG63, BV08, BG23, B60 and Colourless Blender. I also kept a piece of paper towel handy for wiping my paintbrush.
This is such a lovely technique and it is really simple to achieve lovely results. Here are a few top tips for you!
If you don't have Copic Various Ink Refills you can use Copic Markers by scribbling them onto an acrylic block and using a paintbrush dipped in Colourless Blender to pick up the colour.
Copic Colourless Blender will lighten the colours you are using so you might want to choose darker colours than you usually would and practice on a piece of spare card first to see how the colours come out!
Use the smallest brush you are comfortable with and once you have dipped it into the colour and the blender you might need to just lightly dab the tip of the brush onto the paper towel so it isn't too wet.
Clean your brush each time you have used a different colour and dry it on paper towel.
Replace the Copic Colourless Blender as it becomes dirty.
Put a few drops of E00 and Colourless Blender into the paint palette. Dip the tip of the paintbrush into the E00 and then into the blender and quickly paint the face, starting in the area of the face with the most shade. You can repeat this if you want to, until you have a depth of colour you are happy with. Repeat with the shoulders and arm. Clean the paintbrush with colourless blender and dry on a paper towel.
Put a few drops of YR21 into the paint palette and repeat the same technique with the hair - dip the brush into the YR21 and then the colourless blender and paint the hair, starting in the part of the hair where there is the most shade.
Put a few drops of YG63 into the palette. Dip the brush into YG63 and then into the colourless blender and dab some spots of green onto the leaves.
Put a few drops of BV08 into the palette. Dip the brush into the BV08 and then into the colourless blender and paint the flowers. You can repeat this adding more colour to the petals where you want them to be darkest.
Dip the brush into YG63 again and then into the colourless blender and dab some spots of green onto the centre of the flowers.
Using B60 add some folds to the frock - you only need a light touch here, if the folds look too dark you can smooth them out by painting with some colourless blender.
Put a few drops of BG23 into the palette. Dip the brush into the BG23 and then into the colourless blender and paint the ribbon. You can repeat this adding more colour to the ribbon where you want it to be darkest.
I had nt tried this technique before, I promise it is really easy to do. It would be great if you could have a go and show us at