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Copic I and II

May 6, 2012

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I’ll be teaching two introductory Copic classes at Googly Eyes and Craft Supplies next Saturday, May 12th. We’ll be covering all the basics on using Copics as well as making some fun card projects.

In Copic I, we’ll be discussing various methods of blending, shading, color theory, and will make the below two cards:

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In Copic II, we’ll be covering more advanced techniques and complete the below Marci summer-themed card. Isn’t she fun?

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Want to join us? Call Googly Eyes & Craft Supplies to reserve your spot!

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One stamp two ways – Copic Club Apr-12

March 31, 2012

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Want to learn how to create two completely different looks with the same stamped image? On Apr 21st, I’ll be teaching a Copic club class on how to do exactly that. We’ll create a faux watercolor rose and a bold one embellishing a card and pillowbox set.

Both will be accented fabulously with Spica pens for added shimmer. Here’s a closeup…

Call Googly Eyes & Craft Supplies to reserve your spot!

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Creating custom fabric with Copics

January 27, 2012

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Fabric and Copic Custom Key Fobs

Have you ever tried mixing Copics with fabric? The results can be amazing!

I’ve been playing around this week with designs for February’s Copic club project, and came up with the above custom key fobs. They make great gifts and will ensure you never lose your keys again! I was pleasantly surprised at how well Copics work on white fabric and had fun experimenting with different stamping inks for the background. Interested in making your own? I’ll be teaching a class on Feb 18th in the DFW area and sharing all the tips and tricks I’ve learned. Call the Googly store here and reserve your spot!

P.S. No sewing experience is required. (I can handle that part for ya.) See you soon!

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La-La Land Crafts Digis – Scout Marci and Star Boy Luka

August 15, 2011

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Have you heard of La-La Land Crafts? I’m in love with their printable digital stamps…especially the Marci and Luka line. Because the images are fairly large, they are perfect for practicing Copic hair and clothing techniques. They are small enough, though, to still fit perfectly on the front of a card.

I thought I’d share some works in progress on the couple I’ve colored so far. Here is the before and after image of Scout Marci. My niece is a Girl Scout, and I know this will make it’s way onto a card for her soon.

La-La Land Marci Scout

Here’s a close-up:

La-Land Marci Scout

My nephew loves comic books and super heroes… so Star Boy Luka was made for him!

I added a gray border around both images to make them “pop” off the page a bit.

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Gus had to join in the fun. He thought he’d help arrange the photos…

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Fun with Harry Potter and Copic Markers

August 14, 2011

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My niece and nephew are *huge* Harry Potter fans (understatement of the century). When I saw the wizard and wizardette images from TiddlyInks, I knew I had to use them to create a card for my nephew’s upcoming birthday. I pulled out my trusty Copic markers and created the below customized card…

Tiddly Inks Wizard Images - Harry Potter

After coloring in the image, I added diamond glaze to the bubbles and Harry’s spectacles to make them shine along with Stickles to make their wands come to life. I used a white gel pen to add a few highlights. You can see the finishing touches a lil’ better in the below picture.

Tiddly Inks Wizard Images - Harry Potter

Interested in learning how to color images with Copic markers? I am a certified instructor at a local craft store in the DFW metroplex called Googly Eyes & Craft Supplies. You can see their class schedule here for upcoming events.

Hope you’re having a “magical” day!

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