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Honey, You're Sweet!

Hi Copic Lovers! Linda here! As much as I hate to I will admit my eyes don't work as well as they did when I was younger. At 61 I need glasses to see objects close and far away. Not only are my eyes getting older, along with the rest of me, but my hands aren't as steady as they once were. When you are a serious color-er like me good eyes and steady hands are important.

Recently, I noticed that staying inside the lines of a small area was not as easy as it once was. I also noticed that outlining the outside of an image to create a background was more difficult. I decided to experiment with the nibs of my Copic markers to see if I could achieve better control. Here is what I did and the results.

First, I removed the broad nib from my sketch marker. I seldom use that nib.

I replaced the broad nib with a round nib.

Since the round nib is stiffer it is easier to control in small areas and around the outside of an image.
To create a 'feathered' background I used the brush nib.

I like the results I achieved with the round nib. I plan to replace the other broad nibs with rounds ones.

Here is my finished card using the iCopic Challenge Colors....coral, pink, and gold.
The image is 'Love Lolita Honeybee' from C.C. Designs at

'Love Lolita Honeybee' stamp
Memento tuxedo black ink
X-Press It Blending cardstock
Copic markers
  R000, 20, 22, 24, 30, 35, 37, 39
  Y32, 35, 38
  E00, 11, 25, 31, 37, 50
   B0000, 000
Washi paper adhesive tape
Bo Bunny design paper
American Craft ribbon
Bazzill paper trim
Recollection pearls
SEI rub on
Round Nibs for replacing

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to create a project using the iCopic challenge colors and link it to the blog for a chance to win a prize. We love to see what you create. Stay warm! Linda C


Gorgeous!! Copic coloring is tough on my eyes, too :o)

Hey, I'm up there with you and this is a GREAT idea! Thanks so much. Oh, and your card is lovely!

FABULOUS!!! I need to start doing that too! I never use the broad tip. Great card cute!

I am so getting some of those round nibs. Great advice and gorgeous card. Jenny B x

What a great idea replacing the broad nib with a round nib! I will be trying this for sure!

I've been thinking about doing this too! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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