Me again...if you're interested in purchasing Copics but don't know where to start, you're not alone. Debbie Olson has compiled a great resource for you HERE. Her favorite colors are many of my most used colors also. Thanks to Debbie for putting together this information. My best suggestion is to purchase your markers in color groupings of 2-3 markers very close in color. Papertrey sells the Copic Sketch markers in just this manner, and offers a great color guide. That link is HERE. By purchasing your markers this way, you will be able to add shading and depth to your colored images right away. So instead of purchasing one of each color you like in the rainbow, start out with color groupings.....2-3 pinks, 2-3 greens,-2-3 purples, etc. Purchase what colors you will use most....do you like to color flowers, people, etc. You will love your Copics once you get the hang of it. Keep practicing. Hope that helps.Today I have some cards to show you that were inspired by the tulips on the photo above. I always like to research flowers to get some color ideas and maybe some real life photos that show good shading and highlights. I'll be using a stamp set from JustRite called Breath of Spring for the tulips and the sentiment is from Seeds of Kindness.
I knew I wanted to color my tulips yellow so I dug around in my stash for some yellow patterned paper. I found this fun polka dot paper and some green and blue patterned paper that had tulips on it. Both are from Cosmo Cricket, some of my favorite papers. I colored my images with Copic Sketch markers to coordinate with the papers. I've been using my corner round on a lot of my focal images lately. Love that soft look. Here are a few of my finished cards. I love the simple look.......but with a few added details.
Like the punched circles with the sentiments, the glitter, the rounded corners, and the scallop edge strip of paper...all add great detail.
Here's the sketch I followed. You'll see it again soon on another project. Very simple but a nice way to add two or more patterned papers without being overwhelming.
Here's my Copic Sketch colors I used.
So are you ready for Spring? I definitely am. I'm longing for green grass, warmer weather, sunshine...........and pretty flowers!!!