Monochromatic Colouring - Pink Ribbon

Today I am playing with monochromatic colouring. Monochrome is defined as 'using only one colour' this can include all the tints, tones and shades of that hue, for example a PINK monochromatic colour scheme could include wine, raspberry, hot pink, baby pink etc. In support of breast cancer awareness today's project is a pink ribbon. Materials Copic Sketch Markers: RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04 & RV17 X-Press It Blending Card Copic Blending Fluid in a mister bottle Copic Multi Liner... Read more →

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Copic Markers: Using Glossy Card & Colouring Photos

Today I am using Copic Markers to add hints of colour to printed photos. Sounds easy enough doesn't it! Though it sounds easy, using Copic Markers on glossy photo paper isn't quite as simple as colouring on uncoated paper, there are quite a few factors in play that can affect your results. Not to worry - in the following post I will show you several techniques and go over a few important tips for colouring with Copic Markers on glossy... Read more →

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Common Uses for the Copic Colourless Blender

Today I'm looking at the little miracle that is the Copic Colourless Blender. In spite of the name, the Colourless Blender isn't really used for blending, instead think of it as your magic wand! It can fix mistakes, create patterns and texture and add highlights to your colouring. Today I'm looking at the most common uses for your Colourless Blender. To try out the following techniques you will need: Copic Colourless Blender marker Copic Various Ink - Blending Fluid Mini... Read more →

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Copic Various Inks - for Sunset Blooms

Goodmorning, today I am looking at Copic Various Inks. Various Ink refills are part of what make the Copic system truly amazing. All 358 marker colors have a matching bottle of ink. Each bottle will fill a dry marker up to 15 times, depending on the style of marker. Each bottle of ink has a built in dropper tip for simple application. The airtight inner seal prevents the ink from drying out for many years. Now while it's true their... Read more →

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Why I Love Copic Multiliners

There are a LOT of pens on the market today - I should know since I own half of them (ok well maybe not really half - but I'm working on it - big grin!) I am often asked to recommend something to use with Copic markers or doodling - let me tell you that hands down the BEST pens to use with your Copic markers or doodling are the Copic Multiliners. Let me tell you a bit about them... Read more →

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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 Coloured Feathers for C.A.S. Thankyou Card

Hi, today I thought I'd try something fun, funky and surprisingly fast - colouring feathers with my Copic Markers to create a clean and simple thank you card! As it turns out the most difficult thing about this, was finding the white feathers. Apparently the regional area I live in has a feather shortage, I searched every $2 store in the town and no white feathers to be found anywhere. Every other colour under the sun was available - but... 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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Start to Finish Copic Doodled Heart Journal Page

Today I'm sharing a Copic Doodled Heart page, created to support breast cancer awareness month - yes I'm talking about doodles and tah-tah's today - I hope you all don't mind! WHY SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS? Because... One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime More than half of all breast cancers are discovered by the woman herself or her own doctor Early detection saves lives – the earlier a cancer is discovered, the greater... 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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Marbling with Copic Various Ink and Shaving Cream

Hi All - today I'm going to share something fun that you could even get the kids involved with if you want to, though you may also want to do a few yourself! I must warn you, once you start playing this can be a little addictive, and it only gets worse once you realise all the things you can use it on! I'm talking about marbling with Copic Various Inks of course :) I absolutely love this and tried... 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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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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Copic Marker Mermaid

Hello hello. A few of you may know I just took the AMAZING Mermaid Circus class online with Jane Davenport and Teesha Moore - swoon! I've had a ball, though in the usual Sparkle Tart fashion I don't think I'll ever finish all of the lessons! One of the challenges was to draw a face and shade using Copic markers, I won't be telling you Jane's secrets for doing this but I will be showing you my results. Now if... Read more →

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Copic Coloured Fairy with Dotted Background

This is my take on the classic Copic dotted background, based on the art technique of pointillism. This is a technique which requires little skill but LOADS of patience as all of those little dots take time. I really enjoy creating this sort of background to use with fantasy images as I love the magical quality of the background. What makes my version a little different is that I love adding Tim Holtz Ranger Industries Distress Ink over the Copic... Read more →

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Kate's Copic Coloured Apple Wireless Keyboard

OK I promised more details and here they are, this was heaps of fun, relatively easy and mess free and after using it for more than 2 months now, the colours are still perfect! You can watch the whole process in the clip below or read on: The whole idea started when I saw these pins on Pinterest - a rainbow of stickers for your Mac keyboard, I followed the link to find they were no longer available. The wheels... Read more →

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Copic Colour Journals & Colour Swatches

Copic journals - where do I begin?? When people talk about Copic Journals they are often discussing different things without even knowing it, from now on I will be calling mine by the following names: Copic Art Journal - a visual art journal or diary in which Copic Markers are used, and Copic Colour Journal - which records colour combinations, ideas on colouring, techniques and often a printed chart with purchased marker colours. Now these could be combined into the... Read more →

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Copic 'K' Journal Page

Today I thought I'd share a page from my Copic Art Journal. YES this did take a while to finish, but as you may know, I was recently 'out-of-action' for a total of 3 months and not able to do much except lay in in reclining chair (it was a looooong 3 months) - so I had time to spare and not much else to do :O) This page kept me happily busy for a while between the doodling and... Read more →

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