Bi-Coloured Realistic Flowers - Part 1 of 3 in the Copic Coloured Flowers Series
Let me start this post by saying I take no responsibility for anyone ending up with a Copic flower colouring addiction. I'm warning you all these are fun, soooo easy and give fabulous results every time! This is flower #1 in my Copic Coloured Flower series there are 2 more gorgeous copic coloured flower techniques for you to try coming up next.
Please note each technique builds on the one preceding it, so there is some repetition of instructions.
Flower #1 - Using 2 Copic Markers for a Realistic Coloured Flower
This technique creates a fabulous flower that looks quite realistic, I love using roses for this as you can really see the colour blends on the underside of the petals.
For this flower you will need:
- Mulberry Paper Flower (I'm using a mulberry paper rose from I Am Roses)
- 2 Copic Markers from a natural blending family, this flower uses RV63 & RV66.
- Colorless Blender Various Ink Refill
- Heat Gun /Embossing Gun
Begin with a white or pale coloured paper flower and choose 2 colours of copic marker (I like to use colours that appear in my copic coloured image, from a natural blending family).
For this flower I have used RV63 & RV66.
Colour 1/2 of each petal with your lightest colour working from the outer edge in towards the flower centre - make sure not to colour the whole petal.
Using the darker colour, apply a thin strip of colour to the outer edge of each petal - I just run the side of my marker along the edge of the petals.
Your flower should look like this once finished applying colour from your Copic markers. You will notice I've made no attempt to blend colours or be particularly neat here - this technique is very forgiving.
The next step is to apply a few drops of Colorless Blender to each petal - add the liquid to the outer edge of each petal - the fluid will wick towards the flower centre and drag a little colour along with it.
Dry the flower with a heat gun / embossing gun - this will take up to 45 seconds depending on how wet the flower is.
Drying with the heat gun will not only dry the liquid but it also results in discoloured edges to the petals (they darken considerably) giving a beautiful result.
I love how these turn out and honestly once you've made one these are so super fast to colour.
You can watch this flower being created here: