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Copic Coloured Fairy with Dotted Background

Teenie Tiny 001c wm

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 dots, to really help soften the background and make the main image pop!

  Teenie Tiny 012a wm

What I used:

  • Sweet Pea Stamp Teenie Tiny from the Twinkle Toes Collection by Elizabeth Bell
  • Copic Markers
    Skin:  E00, E11 & R20
    Hair: E41, E53, E25 & E29
    Dress & Flower: V09, V06, V04 & V01
    Flower centre: YR04 & YR09
    Mushroom: E41, E53, W5, W3, RV00 (Stalk) W5, W3, W1, RV00, RV02, RV04 (cap)
    Background: G12, RV000, G000, 0, V01, E41 & V01
    Grass:  G82, G85
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Die (frame around fairy image)~ Gold Circles One
  • Distress Ink Pad: Antique Linen
  • Flowers and stems from I Am Roses
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts used on flowers: Salt Water Taffy, Pretty in Pink Pink, Frenchy's Pink Pouf, Cotton Candy Pink, Opal Sea Oats, Witche's Potion Purple, Creme Brulee Cream
  • Tim Holtz Ideaology - Brass Word Pin, brad and copper corner coloured using Tarnished Brass Distress Paint
  • Kraft card as base
  • Wooden word from Red Lead Paperworks
  • Art Quest USA Gala Glitz White
  • Stickles - Stardust
  • Magic Mesh: pale gold

You can watch and see how I created the background below: