Tropics copic coloring class

Let’s pull out some amazing stamps for our tropics copic coloring class in Colorado Springs.

Hello everyone!  I hope your Saturday was great.  I had a wonderful time in this afternoon’s class and the participants did an amazing job especially since I tossed a new way of coloring at them.  You are definitely good sports and fantastic troopers!  A big kudos to everyone and thanks for having a great time in the process.

In our Around the World classes, we base our images on a specific region, and today we traveled to the Tropics.  I love Penny Black stamps and especially one of their most recent releases where the stamps lend themselves well to water coloring techniques.  When I first saw these stamps I didn’t think I’d be able to use them for Copic coloring because of the large amount of positive space, but I liked them so much, I decided to find a way to use them in class:)

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I decided to try the no lines technique, from Zoe at Make it Crafty, using Angel Pink Memento ink.

Tropics copic coloring class

Instead of doing the normal smooth blending or the rough blending done  with wood or some elements in nature, I went for something in-between.  I loved how it turned out and the paintbrush look was created by using longer smoother strokes and not doing the smooth blend.  I chose the Memento Angel Pink ink so I could use the ink as part of the coloring project and not feeling like all of it had to be covered up in the flowers.

tropics copic coloring class

The strokes for this coloring project were much longer with a very light touch to allow the hand to move a little more freely.  I hope I was able to create the look of more a paint brush showing the brush strokes.  Thank you to all of you fab students for allowing me to use you as my test subjects today and learning yet another way to use your markers:)!

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