Friday, May 28, 2010

Advanced Copic Card Class - Boise

Here are two stamps that I thought I would never add to my collection. They are both by Loralie Designs. I swear I thought I would not like these, but after coloring them, they actually grew on me. Even my Aunt sat down and colored one and it turned out really nice especially for her first card she ever made!
Here they are... first one is Lady with Flowers, Second card is Dehlia (photo below) the third image is just an option of color choice for the lady with flowers.
We will be doing these two cards at Scrapper's & Stamper's Delight in Boise On Saturday June 12 from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
This is not a beginner class - however, like I said above my aunt did one as her very very first card and it turned out darn cute!

Don't forget about Copic Certification... there are still a few seats available for Boise, ID and Riverside, CA

Scrapper's & Stamper's Delight - Boise, ID June 12


I am teaching a Copic Certification Class in Boise, Idaho on June 13th. Ya never know what new places will pop up on my calender! While I am in the area I always love to find a wonderful stampin & scrappin store to teach Copics to consumers unable to attend the Certification Class. Here are a few of the cards we will be making at Scrapper's & Stamper's Delight.

Beginner Class Saturday June 12th - 7:00 - 9:00 pm

We will be making 3 cards using My Favorite Things Stamps and Copic Markers.

Call Store for registration and or more information. 208-287-4696
Here are the cards chosen for this class. Note each card was selected for specific Copic techniques. Hair, highlighting, adding a base for your image to sit on (ground), transparent balloons (you can see one behind the other), Using the blender pen for special effects, and the bunny card uses dirty rag technique, basic smooth coloring and basic blending.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CHA Supershow - Copic Techniques Class Fri July 30th

(photo of me and my wonderful son Austin)

Join me at CHA
Rosemont, Illinois July 30th
Copic Techniques class.
We will learn:

How to understand the Copic color wheel & how to pick natural blending Copic colors
What ink & paper works best with Copics
Basic Copic coloring - color smooth even images without streaks
Basic Copic Blending - smoothly blend two or more colors together
Shading & shadowing - introduction to shading and shadowing with Copics
Tip to Tip Blending
Palette Blending
Basic tips on coloring images with hair

We will all color images together in a workbook made specifically for this class, with images selected for each of the above techniques. Additional images will be included to continue practicing techniques at home. This reference book has instructions for all of the above techniques. Workbook becomes a wonderful reference tool for future use.

Registration opens Monday! Please sign up as soon as possible. When the first class fills quickly, we will open a second class. (will be listed under education/workshops)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Copic - Ethnic Skin, Black Hair and other hair combos

Whew - what a weekend. I had a blast at the Copic Certification in Las Vegas. I also taught two Copic technique classes at Scrappin' Time. We had a great turn out for all three events.

A popular question this week was "How do we color ethnic skin and black hair" Well, I thought it was time for me to attack these two subjects and why not do it together. I played for a few hours... yes it takes me hours to try something new too!

I tried a few different color combinations on this image from Greetings Farm (Rachel). Please pick your favorite and let me know what your favorite is out of these three ladies. I tried the light source coming from different directions, and found that the light shinning on her chin was my favorite, as the hair somewhat shades the left side of her face.

Left: This lady I chose to use E13, E18 an a tiny bit of E37 for her skin, and for her hair I chose C2, C5, C7 and C8. As normal. I used most of the lightest color, a little of the middle color and even less of the darkest color. I hope she looks light African American - that is what I was trying for.

Middle: This lady is very similar to the first one, however for her hair I added a bit of blue violet (BV04). blue sounds wierd in black hair but it worked! The skin was done with E51, E53, E55... it has a bit of a green tint to it than I am not sure I like. But a variety is what I was trying for and is what I got.

Right: This lady has a lighter skin tone. I would guess that it is more Asian than African American.

I am still working on a darker color combination for skin but I seem to prefer the lightness of the first and middle image.


Yellow/Blonde: Y00, Y11, Y21
Orange/Blonde: Y11, Y21, YR61
Yellow/Blonde with brown: Y00, Y11, Y21 & add a bit of E33
Auburn/Brunette: E09, E19, E29
Cool Black: C1, C3, C5, C8 and a bit of lavender for fun! (adjust how much of each depending on how dark you want your image)
Light Brown: E30, E33, E35, (add E37 for a bit darker)
Warm Black: W1, W5, W8 - again adjusting how much of each on how dark you want image.

Hope you like these! Take care and I will be back with more favorite color combinations soon!

COPICS Ethnic Skin & Black Hair

Whew.. just got back from Las Vegas were I taught the Copic Certification class and two of my Copic technique classes at Scrappin' Time. We had lots of fun. The popular questions of the week were ... what colors do we use for ethnic skin and/or black hair.

These are not my speciality! However, after playing a bit I came up with these samples. I guess I would say PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE! I will be doing so myself.. LOL.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rowboat - Colored with Copics

Here is a beautiful and simple image to color. The stamp artist (Gary Robertson by Impression Obsession) did such a great job drawing the image that it is easy to color. May look intimidating but give it a try.

I added a bit of clear Atyou Spica glitter pen to the water which you probably can't see very good, but it added just enough shimmer to the water to add that extra something to the entire card.
Colors I used were: B01 water, B000 sky, E07 + R27 lighthouse, E30+ E33 + E37, clear Atyou Spica (on water), C1 bucket, E30 + E33 + E37 boat, sand, post, earth. used blender to soften color under boat, Paper is by Graphic 45 (of course my fav). Die was made by my dear friend Debbie on one of her fancy machines (Thanks Deb). Punches by Stampin Up. Please ignore the big glue blobs .. grrrr i didn't see it until now - oh well - proof that I make boo boos all the time. grrrowl....
Have a wonderful day! I will be in Vegas this weekend teaching consumer copic technique classes at Scrappin' Time and then teaching the Copic Certification on Saturday... I am hoping to find some time on Saturday before my class to lay in the sun by the pool and just veg out! Whew hew!

Scrappin' the Hills, Anaheim Hills - Classes

On June 9th, we will be having two classes in Ahaheim Hills.

Copic Coloring class 6:00 - 8:30 pm

In this class we will focus on coloring the above 4 images. Each person receives 3 of each image so that they continue their coloring practice at home. Card kits are available for purchase to complete the cards at a small additional price of only $3.00. Cards are not assembled in class to allow maximum time to work on our coloring techniques.

Plus! Earlier in the day we will be doing my favorite....
Copic Techniques - Using my new Volume 2 Techniques Workbook

(same techniques, just written a little different so that it is easier to read, and I added some different/more images).

Techniques covered in this 3 hour class are:

Learning how to understand the copic color wheel & number system
How to select natural blending colors
How to select paper
What inks to use and not use.
How to color a smooth non-streaky image
How to make a smooth blend of two or more colors
How to feather two colors together
Tip to Tip and Palette Blending
Coloring an images hair
How to find your light source and highlight/shade

and so much more!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Copic Card Class - Scrapbook Heaven, Westminster, CA

Here are the cards that we will be doing at Scrapbook Heaven in June....

Can you believe it... I am already prepping for June. I am finally on time prepping for classes one month in advance! Whew Hew.

Date: June _____ TBA
Time: 2:30 or 6:00 pm

Here are the supplies used. Be sure to bring scissors, adhesive, pop up dots, and your Copics.


Pretty Petals & Say it with Flowers: Y11, BG0000, Any red (R27) Black Sparkle Fluff

Pretty Petals: BV000, BV02, Y11, any bright yellow, any two greens (used Y08, G20, G82)
R81, R85 Black Sparkle Fluff

Sweet Thang: yellows, oranges, greens pinks, browns (used E30, E33, E35, Y11, Y08,
Y38, G20, G82, YR65)

Let Freedom Ring: Browns, Golden yellows, reds (E07, R22, B91, B95, YR24, BG0000, G82)

Also used various Sparkle Fluffs & Crafty Sparkles also by OUR CRAFT LOUNGE