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Stendoodling with Copics

Today I have a little GIVEAWAY and a new project using my much loved Copic products and some simple doodles.  Now this is a wonderful place to begin for anyone who is new to doodling or colouring with Copics, all you need are a few stencils, your favourite colours and a little time.  

The reason that this is so great for beginners, is that this project uses a technique called Stendoodling.  What is Stendoodling?  Well to create a Stendoodle you use a stencil or mask to create a shape (eg: a feather), you then use another stencil to create sections within that shape (eg: sun rays) and finally, use smaller stencils (and a fine marker) to create patterns (doodles) within each section.  This awesome art form is the creation of a lovely man, Michael Trent, a Brazilian artist - you can read all about it here.

  Copic Doodled Feather Card-17


For this card you will need:

  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV17, RV25, V16, YG23, R17, YR15, YR16, Y11, Y15, B04, B16, BG13, BV08, E13, V05, N1 & N3
  • Copic Multi Liners: 0.05, 0.3 & 0.5
  • X-Press It: Blending Card and Double Sided Foam Tape
  • Hazel & Ruby - Fat Roll Washi Tape - Colorblock Quotes
  • Stencils

Gather your favourite supplies, I've tried to choose colours from the same ring of the Copic color wheel - this way I know they will work well together.

Copic Doodled Feather Card-4

Draw outline with Copic Multi Liner 0.5, add sections using stencil and Multi Liner 0.3 and finally add the fine detail inside each section using Multi Liner 0.05

  Copic Doodled Feather Card-5
Pick a section and colour using Copic markers in RV11 and V16, this wasn't dark enough so I went over the pale RV11 with RV17.

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Pick another section and colour with YG23 and RV25 - these colours make eachother 'pop'.

Copic Doodled Feather Card-7
Next add YR16 and B16

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Next add a little mint with BG13 and E13

Copic Doodled Feather Card-9
Time for some 'hot' colours with R17 and YR15

Copic Doodled Feather Card-10
Next add BV08 and Y15.

Copic Doodled Feather Card-11
Now a few more bright colours, BG13 and YG23 (you may notice I've used both of these before in other colour combinations).

Copic Doodled Feather Card-12
Add in a little V05 and Y11 - colour carefully as too many slips will make the pattern muddy.

Copic Doodled Feather Card-13
Add in YG23 and RV25.

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Next add B04 and Y15 to your final section. 

Copic Doodled Feather Card-16
To lift the image from the card a little I have used N1 and N3 to outline one side of the image, this adds a little depth to the image.  If you need a little help, check out the Cast Shadow post on the Copic Oz blog.

Copic Doodled Feather Card-16 

Cover base card using strips cut from the Fat Roll Washi Tape - Colorblock Quotes, this gives a wonderful colourful background to coordinate with the brightly coloured feather.  I also mounted one of the quotes on scrap card and raised it off the background using foam tape.

  Copic Doodled Feather Card-19
Put it all together and the finished card looks like this, bright, happy and colourful.

Copic Doodled Feather Card-17
So if you're looking for a simple project to brighten up your day why not give this a go!

Now for the

I've teamed up with the fabulous Michael Trent creator of StenDoodling to offer one lucky person a treasure trove of StencilGirl Products that are simply perfect for Stendoodling.  Michael is an amazing artist (and store owner) who loves colour as much as I do and finds ways to incorporate this fun technique into much of his art - go on over and have a look it's beautiful and addictive! 

The amazing stencils in the photo are all from StencilGirl Products and included in the Blog Candy are: Fossil Fish and Mini Tower Stairs both by Mary Beth Shaw,
Leaf Poetry and Valentine of Mine both by Margaret Applin,
Waves by Terri Stegmiller, as well as some masks from the Swallow, Rabbit, and Leaf stencils.

Stencil Blog Candy (Large)

What do you need to do to have a chance to win these amazing stencils? It's very easy.

1. You need to leave a comment on this post 
2. You need to leave a comment on Michael's blog post by clicking on this link.
3. You also need to either subscribe to, or follow, both our blogs.
Just tell us in your comment how you followed us.
If you already follow one or both, just let us know how!

That's it. Easy Peasy.
Contest is open to everyone.

Yes that's the whole world. Every country!

Contest ends on Friday 5th of September 2014
Winner will be picked and announced on both blogs
on Monday 8th September 2014!

Good luck everyone!