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6/21/11

Tuesday Tips and Tricks: Anything but White Paper

Hey folks! Samantha here with a fun little lesson for you. Today is all about coloring on patterned paper with your Copics!

Copics are great for coloring over patterned papers because they are semi-opaque which means that they don't cover up another surface completely and the color beneath shows through (when I think of opaque, I think of acrylic paint, super thick and it will cover anything up completely).

This semi-opaque quality comes in handy when you are mixing colors, for example, coloring balloons or something translucent.

But it also comes in handy if you want to color on your patterned paper. Dana has shown a beautiful example of adding dimension to your paper piecing projects, click here for that tutorial.

I also shared a video tutorial on adding dimension to a paper piecing, click here for that tutorial.

And today, I added some Copic coloring to stamped images that I stamped directly onto some patterned paper.

I created cute little pinwheels at the bottom of my scrapbook layout using the new Lawn Fawn stamp set called Cruising Through Life. This is a silly photo of my sweet husband.


With the lightest pinwheels (colored in with Copics B00 and B01) you can see the patterned paper behind them. With the darker pinwheel (colored in with Copics B37 and B39) you can't hardly see anything behind it. The darker your color is, the less you will be able to see behind it.

For the center of all the pinwheels I used Copic YR09, and for the sticks, I used E97


So pull out some patterned paper and experiment to see what you can come up with. I am sure you can come up with something really great!




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