Bi-Coloured Realistic Flowers - Part 1 of 3 in the Copic Coloured Flowers Series
Copic Bling Flowers - Part 3 of 3 in the Copic Coloured Flowers Series

Tri-Coloured Flowers - Part 2 of 3 in the Copic Coloured Flowers Series

This is the second flower in my Copic Coloured Flowers series, Flower #1 used 2 colours of Copic markers, this flower uses 3 colours from differing families and adds in a little bling to create a stunning fantasy flower.  This technique really works well on flatter flowers like the gardenia I used here, and though I have used a mulberry paper flower you can use this same technique on fabric flowers also - it looks amazing on satin, though your colours will turn out much lighter!

For this flower you will need:

  • Mulberry Paper Flower  - I like using gardenias for this
  • 3 Copic Markers from across colour families (I used: V09, RV09 & YR09)
  • Colorless Blender Various Ink Refill
  • Stickles Glitter Glue - I used Diamond
  • Heat Gun /Embossing Gun


Begin with a white or light coloured paper flower (I like gardenias because they are easy to colour). Choose 3 colours of copic marker (this works to best effect if you choose 3 colours each from a different colour family - though can use a natural blending family as well if you like).


Colour the centre of the flower (avoiding the stamens) - I used V09, you can pick any of the colours to be your centre colour.

Then colour the remaining layers of petals, with the same colour - only add this colour to the to the inner part of each petal.  Your flower should look like this.

Add your second colour next to the first, overlapping a little - making sure to leave white space on each petal for your third and final colour.  Add this second colour to all petals, your flower should now look like this.

Add the third and final colour to remaining white areas of flower, overlapping the third colour over the second colour - you are not trying to blend here.

You should now have something like this and you are ready to add Colorless Blender fluid all over the flower - make sure you have thoroughly wet all petals so that the colours mix and blend.  For this flower you do not need to drip blender onto edges, just wet the flower all over so that the colours blend together.

Dry flower with heat gun / embossing gun as this produces best results.

Add a little stickles to the edges of each petal and leave to dry.

When dry your flower will look similar to this


You can watch this flower being created below: