Mixed Media Mail Art With Copic Markers

Hello gorgeous sparkly readers, today I'm going to show you how to create a beautiful piece of mail art that's almost too pretty to send! This is a great way to create custom envelopes and really impress your postie, plus it's a simple way to reuse some of your own art to make something new. The really nice thing is that this basic technique could be used for cards, pages, envelopes anything flat. If you don't want to make your... Read more →

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Copic Bloom Journal Page

Today I will be using a few supplies from my X-Press It and Copic hoard to create a bright and happy journal page, using my 'word' for the new year! I've chosen the word 'Bloom' for this year as to me it seems hopeful and that's what I currently am. Hopeful that 2015 will be happy and healthy, hopeful that my art will move forward, hopeful that all the uncertainty and trials in my life will settle and that things... Read more →

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Doodling for Beginners: Masked Lady

I thought that for today's post I'd give all of the nervous doodlers out there a hand and show you a straightforward project that looks stunning! You can complete this page with just a few materials and with only a little experience and imagination. Now this is quite a step-by-step project so grab your favourite doodling pens (you know mine are Copics) and let's get started, because we are creating this masked lady! SUPPLIES Copic Multi Liners in 1.0, 0.5... Read more →

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Mixed Media Background using Copic Markers and Airbrush

Our brief for the hop was to use products from X-Press It, Copic Oz and Inspiration Lane suppliers to create a mixed media canvas that represented ourselves. Now I did a little head scratching over this one, but finally settled on a few things it HAD-TO-HAVE if it was representing me: Sparkle, Colour, Birds, Copics and Drama - I think I squeezed all of this onto my canvas. I've also snuck in a '25' plate as this is the date... Read more →

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Spray and Stencil Journal Page

This month's Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge was so much fun, I had no real plan, just a blank page and some brand new sprays! Brand New I hear you ask - yes BRAND NEW - both in colour and kind!!! These are some of the fabulous new Flat Fabio colours designed by Limor Webber, they are gorgeous. The set is called Tres Chic and the colour is suspended in an opaque base, so you can spray them over all... Read more →

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Smile Mixed Media Background Tutorial

The moment that I saw these gorgeous tissue papers from Hazel and Ruby I knew I wanted to use them on a page, so I sat down to play with a few of the newer items in my stash and this is the result - I think it would also make for an excellent 12 x 12 layout. It's only recently that I've 'found' my scrapbooking or photo page 'style' and I owe that all to Louise Nelson! I've mentioned... Read more →

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Subway Art Canvas with Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks

Hi All - today I'm creating some cool Subway art with stencil-masks from Hazel and Ruby - I've only just discovered this and there is some truly wonderful Subway Art that has been created using these letters across the web (just Google - Subway Art Hazel & Ruby), so I was eager to try this for myself. BEFORE you begin make sure you choose either a bright (or pale) paper if you are using dark paint or a dark or... Read more →

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Junk Journal Page using Copic Markers

Hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa brought you something craft related! Today I'm using my Copics to create and alter a Junk Journal page! People often ask me how I deal with the bleed through from the front of the page I'm working on - onto the back of the page, well this is one of the ways I make use of all the pages including the grubby back - just add a little collage! To... Read more →

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Decorate Your Own Christmas Baubles using Copic Markers

Merry Christmas and a Happy Festive Season to all. I thought I'd share this cute idea, a stunning custom Christmas bauble. This really isn't as difficult as you may think - just don't drop it! Guess what I did right after photographing this - go ahead guess - it made a sound like shattering glass..... I Used: Copic Sketch Markers in coordinating colours (I used: B79, RV66 & BG57) Copic Air Brush System Snowflake Die Mask It - masking film... Read more →

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A Little Copic Christmas Wrapping Paper

Hi Kate here and today I'll be showing you a quick and simple Christmas project that you can complete in under 30 minutes - yes that's under 30 mins with the help of a Copic ABS (Air Brush System). I'm going to create some personalised Copic decorated wrapping paper, this is a wonderful way to re-use the brown or plain paper that you receive during the year, wrapped around other items. The same technique will work on paper, tissue and... Read more →

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Finnabair Inspired Copic Journal Cover

Hi - today's tutorial has quite a few steps but the results make it completely worthwhile! Now a few of you may be familiar with the work of amazing Polish artist Anna Dabrowska - better known as Finnabair, and if you're a long time reader of my blog you will know I love and ADORE Finn and her art. so it should be no surprise that today I am taking inspiration from Finnabair's unique complex style and creating a cover... Read more →

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Jane Girls Stencils: Petite Series Blog Hop & Giveaway

OK those of you who have been following for a while will already know about my complete love and adoration, with a mightly dose of respect and gratitude for what she does - aimed squarely at Jane Davenport. If I hadn't met Jane at the Brisbane Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo a few years ago I probably wouldn't have started drawing, she literally changed the course of my life! Since then I've enrolled in pretty much every online course she has... Read more →

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Copic Backgrounds using Masks and Stencils

Today I will be showing you how to create your own masks and stencils to use with Copic markers and the Copic airbrush. I will be using plain acetate sheets, a wonderful low-tac product called Mask It (from X-Press It) and to finish I will be using lace or grandma's old doilies laying forgotten in the linen press (don't tell my Mum)! What I used: Clear Acetate sheets X-Press It Blending Journal or X-Press It Blending Card Copic Sketch markers... Read more →

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Dance in the Rain Journal Page

Homework Week 1 for my online class with the fabulous Jane Davenport - 'Supplies Me' - I barely know where to begin - I am loving this class, Jane makes things sounds so easy - the only thing holding me back right now is fear. Fear that I won't be able to translate the pages in my head to pages on paper. Fear that my work won't be up to par with the rest of the very talented class. I'm... Read more →

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