This is the third flower technique in my Copic Coloured Flowers series, Flower #1 used 2 colours of Copic markers, Flower #2 used 3 colours from differing families and added in a little bling. This technique ramps up the sparkle power and when combined with some creative Copic combinations produces stunning results. Depending on your flower choice (flat or dimensional) will decide how many colours you can use to create the copic colour of your flower. For smaller flowers fewer colours are best, on larger flowers you can use 3 or more colours.
For these flowers you will need:
- Mulberry Paper Flower
- 2 or 3 Copic Markers
- Colorless Blender Various Ink Refill
- X-Press It Clear Gel Glue
- Heat Gun /Embossing Gun
- Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray (I used Creme Brulee Cream) or Glitz Spritz (I used Royal Amethyst Fire) you could also use the Perfect Pearls Mist from Ranger
- Gala Glitz in White
- Begin with flower of your choice, flat (like a gardenia) or dimensional (like a rose).
- Choose colours of Copic Markers to add to your flower - for a realistic effect perhaps choose colours from a natural blending family or colours that may exist in nature, or go for a wild combination of fantasy colours - the choice is yours.
- Apply colour to flower in one of the methods described above.
- Add Colorless Blending solution to blend and soften colours, then dry with a heat gun.
It's at this point you add the bling - building on our previously learned techniques. For each of the following flowers you need to have completed steps 1 to 4.
Example: Shimmer Flower
Copic colours used on this flower BV11 &BV17
After completing steps 1 to 4 spray entire flower with a pale or colourless shimmer spray (I used Starburst Sprays), and dry with heat gun / embossing gun, for a result that looks like this:
Copic Colours used on this flower YR15 & R39
After completing steps 1 to 4 add Clear Gel Glue to tips of lower petals and sprinkle Gala Glitz over top. Carefully turn flower upside down and tap to remove excess product and then allow glue to dry completely before use. DO NOT dry with a heat gun as this can cause your glue to bubble or embellishments to melt. This gives a result that looks like this:
Copic colours used on this flower BG13 & BV13
After completing steps 1 to 4 spray entire flower with a pale or colourless shimmer spray (you could even use more than one colour of spray), then add Clear Gel Glue to tips of lower petals and sprinkle Gala Glitz over top. Carefully turn flower upside down and tap to remove excess product and then allow glue to dry completely before use. You can also apply these 'bling' techniques to the flatter gardenias and similar flowers. This gives a result that looks like this:
You can watch these flowers being created here: