Saturday, February 2, 2008


I AM smiling! Today, a tutorial I'd written for CHF went on-line, giving an overview of alternate uses for Copic markers. If you're interested in seeing it, please click HERE for the full write up.

This is one of the cards featured in this tutorial:

I used Copic markers to:

  1. Color the flowers in the main image.
  2. Airbrush around the main image.
  3. Dye the ribbon.
  4. Custom color the Dew Drops - perfect match to my color scheme.
  5. Create a unique background paper - the orange strip of paper here.

Here's a close-up of the Orange background paper:

To create the paper, I colored an entire sheet of shimmery cardstock with Chinese Orange Copic marker. It's easy to cover the full sheet, as Copic are truly streak-free. Then, I filled a mini spray bottle with Copic blender solution. An alternate solvent you can use in this case is isopropanol / isopropyl alcohol. You'll get a softer look with the alcohol versus the blender solution... but both are really wonderful for a truly splotched, random textured background.

For all the tips, I hope you'll check out the write up on the CHF Technique Talk forum. If you have questions or would like to show off your creations using these tips, post them here. I'd be happy to help!

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by,




-Bloomin' Beautiful (The Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms

-"hi" from Scripty Words (The Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: -Pitch Black Adirondack Dye ink by Ranger


-Frosted Kiwi, Frosted Orange, and Iced Orange Prism Cardstocks

-Curious Iridescent shimmery cardstock


-Copic airbrush system

-Classic and scallop oval nestabilities from Ellen Hutson LLC


-Copic Markers- E00 – Skin White, R02 –Flesh, YR09 – Chinese Orange, G40 – Dim Green, G14 – Apple Green, YG06 – Yellowish Green, B00 – Frost Blue, W1 – Warm Gray 1- blender pen

-plastic pallette

-Dew Drops by Robin Nest from Ellen Hutson LLC

-Ranger mini mister spray bottle

-white May Arts grosgrain ribbon


-coloring with copics see tutorial for details---> HERE


  1. That is gorgeous I will definitely be reading that tutorial. Thanks.

    The Crafty Goddess

  2. super cute! never thought of coloring the whole paper! interesting!

  3. Gorgeous design and fabulous tutorial Lisa!