Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fun with Copic

I took my very first Copic class last weekend. Taught by Liz at Whim-So-Doodle in St. Pete, who was brilliant and amusing and such a good teacher. I had a blast. The point of the class was to learn how to colorize skin, the tones to use, the shading and how to blend to make the perfect skin tone. This was the result of that class:

I got an extra practice sheet and when I got home,I took it a little further.

Throughout the week I worked on a cute piece for a birthday card for my friend Brenna and I was pretty pleased with the outcome. It was a KennyK digital stamp. I love his work, you can download them here: and although my Copic collection is still a bit limited, I think it works.

I finished the outside using Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante papers and some Tim Holtz Ideology bits from Foliage & Gears.

For the inside message, I used Distress Inks and a bit of clear embossing powder.

My next class is hair, which I seriously need. That was the one spot I was really unhappy with. I’ve actually signed up for a few classes in February and I’m very excited.

Finished card:


  1. Wow this is so awesome! I am trying to teach myself right now how to use my Copics and skin is really tough. You did a fabulous job...TFS Cathie

    1. Thank you SO much!! My biggest struggle is the hair...but I'm improving. Practice, Practice, Practice!!