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Decorate Your Own Christmas Baubles using Copic Markers

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 even cellophane - so save all that wrapping and create your own Copic coloured decorator papers - it's quick to do and heaps of fun - though I wouldn't do this for EVERY present I've had to wrap.

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I Used:

  • Copic Sketch Markers in coordinating colours (I used: B79, RV66  & BG57)
  • Copic Air Brush System
  • Stencil or template (I used a punched snowflake)
  • Recycled paper, tissue or cellophane
  • Length of white ribbon
Begin by laying the stencil flat onto your paper and lightly spraying on the first colour (RV66) with the airbrush.  Move the stencil around, creating as many little Raspberry snowflakes as you like.
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At this point you can continue to use the snowflake with the next colour (BG57) or you can use a different shape stencil for some variation.  Add as many Jasper (Blue Green) snowflakes as you like - just remember to leave some room for the 3rd colour.
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Time to add the final colour, now B79 'Iris' is one of the stronger Copic colours, so spray this lightly and I didn't add as many snowflakes of this colour to my project, so as not to overwhelm the other colours.  Once finished adding snowflakes, put your paper aside to dry - this won't take long!
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Now you don't HAVE to colour the ribbon to match - I just thought it was a cute accent.  For those of you who have coloured ribbon with your Copic Markers before you will know how long this can take and how much ink is used.  Well I'm happy to report that not only does colouring ribbon with the Copic ABS use much less ink, it's also loads faster and the results are beautiful!  All I've done here is airbrush the B79 onto the ribbon, I've added more ink to one side than the other so I will get a two-toned effect to the ribbon when I tie it.
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And here is my Copic decorated wrapping paper and ribbon, cute, customised and quick!
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Things to note:
  • When using small stencils like this one there will be some overspray (where the Copic ink sprays over the edge of the stencil onto your project), if you really don't want this, protect your project with scrap paper as you spray.  I didn't as I like the extra patterns it adds to the final piece.