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Today I want to show you a fun technique I have seen used across the blog-o-sphere. I like to call it the No Lines technique!
So for this technique you will need a light, barely visible ink to stamp your image with. I chose to use Desert Sand Memento ink, shown below.
Stamp your image with the light colored ink, and then start coloring like normal! I had to pay extra close attention when coloring so I didn't go over the lines too much. The lines are so light that it is hard to see them sometimes.
I chose this Magnolia image from their Sweet Crazy Love collection, called Tilda Sending Love Letter.
Once the image is colored, the lines are just visible on some of the lighter parts of the image, and they almost disappear on the areas of the image which are darker. Here is a close up look at my coloring:
Here is my finished card:
I created my sentiment from this journaling card shape, plus a SP and Company sentiment stamp "you are" from the Mix n Match: Friends stamp set.
So add this technique to your bag of tricks! I hope you will give it a try and show us what you come up with!
The Challenge: Anything but a Card
Use your Copics on ANY project but a card! We know many of our wonderful customers are interested in more than card making so here is your chance to show us what you can do! Get creative with your Copics!
To join this week's challenge just add a direct link to your challenge project below. Projects are due on Sunday, March 4th at noon PST. A winner will be chosen at random to receive this week's prize. The winner and top 3 picks be showcased right here on the iCopic blog Sunday evening! We will also announce our weekly commenting winner too (chosen at random from all the comments left on the blog this week, so be sure to leave us some love)!
We're adding a NEW RULE, because we want our challenges to be for iCopic customers and loyal fans . All challenge projects must be newly created JUST for the iCopic Challenge (if your post title or first couple of sentences is promoting a different challenge, then your project probably wasn't created just for us!). You may enter your project into additional challenges, but excessive challenge pile-ons (more than 7-8 additional challenges) will be removed and not eligible for our prize or top 3.
This week's prize is a special $15 gift voucher!
Design Team Member Melissa has a gorgeous project for your inspiration this week. Melissa decided to make a little packaging for a gift. So cute!!
Melissa used the following:
Stamping Bella Rubber Stamp - Lulu's Garden of Daisies
Copics - Skin: E00, E11, E13 Flowers: C1, C3, C5, Y32, Y35, E13, R21, R23, R25, R29
Now it's your turn! Link up your project below:
The winner of iCopic Weekly Challenge #70 is . . . 5. Larelyn
Congrats, Larelyn! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "iCopic Weekly Winner #70".
Our commenting winner from the week is. . .
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The top 3 are. . .
Congrats everyone!! Make sure to grab your brag buttons! See you back here tomorrow for another challenge!
Thanks for stopping by! We will have another spotlight in two weeks so keep uploading and sharing your projects on the iCopic Facebook page! We might just spotlight you!
For the muffin, I used Copics:
E29, E27, E25, E23 for the top
B26, B24, B23, B21 for the wrapper
C1 for the shadow
- Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
- On paper blending
- Tip to Tip Blending
Luckily, there are a bunch of lighter Copic colors, namely the 00s, 000s, and 0000s. I wanted to share with you how I create a pastel effect on my projects.
Here is a quick video tutorial showing you my pastel coloring technique:
The image I used is Marci With Bunny from La-La Land Crafts. This is one of their brand new releases. I thought this image was perfect for Easter.
Copic Colors Used:
- Hair: Y000, Y00, Y21, Y23
- Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E01
- Clothing: YR00, YR12, YR14, G40, G43, R81, R83, and R85
The Challenge: Animals
Color an Animal with your Copics and use it on a project: your animal can be a stamped image, hand drawn or anything else so long as it is colored with Copics! Show us your best animal coloring.
To join this week's challenge just add a direct link to your challenge project below. Projects are due on Sunday, February 26th at noon PST. A winner will be chosen at random to receive this week's prize. The winner and top 3 picks be showcased right here on the iCopic blog Sunday evening! We will also announce our weekly commenting winner too (chosen at random from all the comments left on the blog this week, so be sure to leave us some love)!
We're adding a NEW RULE starting this week, because we want our challenges to be for iCopic customers and loyal fans. All challenge projects must be newly created JUST for the iCopic Challenge. You may enter your project into additional challenges, but excessive challenge pile-ons (more than 7-8 additional challenges) will be removed and not eligible for our prize or top 3.
This week's prize is a special $15 gift voucher!
The lovely Michelle came up with our sample project for this week using the following:
Stampavie's Penny Johnson Sweet Spring image
Copic Markers: W5, W3, W1, W0, E44, E43, E42, YG17, YG25, B45, B41, R43,
R20, RV10, YR16, Y38, Y35, Y32, Y17, Y15
Designer Papers: Prima Marketing
Link up your project below:
Our iCopic Weekly Challenge winner for our IWC#69 is. . .
Next up, our commenting winner. . . our winner is. . .
Congrats, Chrissy!! Please email us with the following subject line "iCopic Comments Winner #69".
And last but not least, here are our top 3 picks of the week:
Congrats everyone!! Please make sure to grab your brag buttons from our sidebar (actually I think the brag buttons might be at the bottom of our blog now). See you back here tomorrow for a challenge you won't want to miss. Have a wonderful evening!!
I posted a tutorial to make on One Sheet Box recently....so I will direct you there for the directions.
For today's box, I colored Magnolia's Tilda With Daisy stamp with Copic Markers:
Flower/Dress BG49, BG45, BG70, B00, B0000
Hair E59, E57, E31
Skin E00, E02
Shoes W7, W5, W3, W1
Flower E38, E32, YG17, YG25
I used a K&Co tag I had handy, and added some white gel pen accents. I fussy cut Tilda and popped her up on foam tape for dimension. Some coordinating seam binding finishes my tag.
Tilda is one of about 103 Magnolia images! Lots of CHA goodness is arriving in the iCopic store...be sure to stop by and take a peek!
Michelle Pearson ~ Inspiration Blooms
It is a hot cocoa treat box, built to hold two hot cocoa packets!! I only has Nestle & Swiss Miss in the house, but both of them will fit this treat box. I am guessing other packets would fit in here also :)
To make this treat box:
- Cut pieces of cardstock the following sizes: one piece at 3.5X12inches and two pieces at 5.5X3.5
- (Scoring guides are at the very end of this post if you need a visual of the scoring). Score along the 12 inch piece at the following: 5inch, 6inch, 11inch. Fold along score lines. This piece will be the outside of the treat box. The outside of the treat box can be decorated as desired.
- For both of the smaller pieces: Score along 3 sides (two sets of score marks on the 5.5inch side) at 5/8inch and 1inch. Trim off the corners where all the score marks cross and fold into 3sided "pockets". The front of these can be decorated with patterned paper like shown (patterned paper was cut to 3.25X2.25inches).
- Attach pockets to box. Punch holes for twine. Fill with hot cocoa packets and tie the box closed with the Orange Divine Twine.
Here is a closer look at my coloring. I used this adorable image from CC Designs called Kiki La Rue Latte.
I used the following Copic colors:
- For the lightest part of the cup: E40, E41, E42
- For the darker band on the cup: E44, E47, E49
- For the heart: R29
- For her hair: E30, E33, E39
- For the clothes: YR000, YR00, YR01, YR12
- For her skin: E000, E00, E01
Here are the scoring guides in case you are a visual learner :)
|Dotted lines are score lines and arrows indicate which direction you start scoring from. Solid lines are cuts. The grey parts are cut away.|