Simple Copic Coloring on Small Images

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials15 Comments
For the past six months, I’ve slowly been adding to my Copic marker collection. At roughly $7.99 a pop, they can add up in a hurry, but boy, once you try coloring with them, you’ll probably see what all the fuss is about. However, I wanted to share a simple card for those of you who are thinking of getting into the whole Copic realm, because you really can just start with a few colors that you love and still make something that is quite charming.
I feel like the key to starting is to start small. The little trees on the card I’m sharing today are a great place to begin. Small areas make for great coloring practice! Plus, I’m always going to be a sucker for a minimal design! You also need some of the basics: a Copic-friendly stamp ink, such as Memento Tuxedo Black, and some good quality cardstock that won’t pill up from the marker ink, such as Neenah Classic Crest Solar White.
I love taking a lot of white cardstock and and just adding in a tiny bit of color. This card has a handful of layers without being too bulky, and the result is simple and charming (at least, I sure think that it is.)

This card making stuff is seriously so much fun.
You’ll see a marker organizer in my video. The one I have is this one from Organize More. I adore this company and their commitment to craftsmanship and customer service!

Here is the tutorial for making today’s card. Enjoy!

Thanks for watching!







Cathy ZielskeSimple Copic Coloring on Small Images

15 Comments on “Simple Copic Coloring on Small Images”

  1. #2

    Hi Cathy,

    I know you may have to buy your copics from Simon but if not I know a company I have been buying from for years. They are the cheapest I have ever found and Rusty is great on customer service.

  2. #3

    oh geez but I just saw on his site that he is moving his warehouse and looks like purchasing now is limited if at all. But keep him in mind. He really does have the best prices.

  3. #4

    Adorable! I really love cards that are not too heavy on techniques. And it’s true to your clean and simple style. I could watch you color with copics all day, such a soothing process. My favorite part was seeing how you fixed a mistake. Too many videos don’t show us that and it’s the best way to learn! Keep it up and thanks for sharing with us πŸ™‚

    1. #4.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Thanks, Audrey! I have decided to try and keep more of the mistakes in. Edit out the longer processes that are repetitive, and keep in stuff like that because I’m still learning! πŸ™‚

  4. #6
    Susan K

    Loved the card and every bit of the video, especially how to use Copic markers and fixing your mistake. Thanks, Cathy.

  5. #7
    Donna P

    I am attempting to learn how to best use the Copic markers. Learned a helpful tip in your video….so thanks for sharing, Cathy

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