Ep. 371 – Basic Copic Marker Techniques

Scrap Time - Ep. 371 - Basic Copic Marker Techniques

Today I am showing you some basic techniques using Copic Markers. When you use Copic Markers it is best to colour in little circles, instead of back and forth lines. This will prevent streaking. When you colour an image, turn your paper over to see that you have even coverage on the back.

When adding a second colour in the same family of colour you can ‘feather’ the colour in to your image. This is when you take your marker and put it at the edge of your image a lightly brush it over your image. Then take your lighter colour and in small circles colour into your darker colour. This will blend the 2 colours together. You can repeat this step with a 3rd colour in the same family.

If you want to learn more about Copic Markers I am teaching 2 classes this month at Scrapbooks By Design in Toronto! On June 20th, the Copic Marker 101 class is $50 and includes 5 Ciao markers and a Black Memento Ink Spot. I show you a few different techniques and we make 3 cards.

On June 27th, in the Copic Marker 201 class I introduce the Blender Markers and show you a few techniques using it and the Blender solution, plus a few different things as well!! This class is $25. You must take the Copic Marker 101 class first.


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  1. Posted June 7, 2009 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing! I found the “feathering” technique quite interesting, sure got to try that next time! I am wondering though if you could tell us what kind of paper you were using, and would love to know which is your favourite paper to use with Copics, what would you recommend. Thank you kindly!

  2. Posted June 8, 2009 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    I have (72 setB) copic couple of month but no courage to use them.
    Now, with your explanations and great tips, it will be great chance to start, Thanks :)

  3. sherrie
    Posted June 8, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    I enjoyed that blending tip!

  4. Keri
    Posted June 8, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Hi Christine,
    Thanks for the tips. I don’t have any Copics but I have a set of Tombow markers; can you show some tips / give some advice about using them? You seem to prefer Copic markers and I’m wondering if you would say why? Thanks.

  5. Carolyn
    Posted June 28, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    this helps me out so much, i am just learning and am really confused.


  6. Janna
    Posted July 9, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    I got my first Copics about a month ago and I am completely enamored with them.

    @Keri: I like Copic because of several things:
    A) The brush-tip point, which is super useful is long, flexible, durable, and easily cleanable.
    B) Huge array of colours: Tombow has 96, Copic Sketch has 322 by comparison.
    C) Copics are refillable!!
    D) Copics, I find, are almost as malleable as paint for reworking and small details.

    I don’t know if these things help you, Keri, but I’m a Copic fan for life.

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