Nib to Nib – Copic Marker Technique
Hi there friends! Today I have a post on Nib to Nib – Copic Marker Technique using the NEW Guinea Be Friends Digi Stamp from Rachelle Anne Miller. You will be able to buy this adorable digi stamp tomorrow, Thursday April 15th!
I know there are some people who are hesitant about using digi stamps because it seems difficult but you will love it if you try it. Check out my Resizing Video Tutorial — I show you how to resize in Word and also in Photoshop. I printed my image on my Copic Xpress it Blending Card — my favorite paper to use with Copic Markers. Check out my Copic Marker Must Haves. Rachelle Anne Miller is now including a no-line version when you buy a digi from her online store – which is what I’m using today. The no-line look really gives that Storybook feel to your cards, which I love!
Above is the Copic Marker Color Combos that I used on my card. Here it is again — and I just noticed I forgot the sky.
Skin – E000, E00, E11, E13, R30, R000
Hair – E41, E42, E43, E44
Guinea pigs – W00, W1, W3, YR15, YR20 g
Girl clothes – BG10, BG11, BG13, BV02, BV00, W00, W1, W3
Boy clothes – E43, E44, B37, B34, B32, W1, W3, W5
Rocks – W1, W3, W5
Ground – E30, E31, YG11, G20, YG13, YG67,
Sky – B000, BG10, BG11, B00
COLORING TIP: I’m using the same color combo for hair for the boy and the girl. As you can see you get a much more different look if you add more of the darker colors and then adding more of the lighter colors. So each time you use a color combo you don’t have to have the same look — making Copic Markers even more versatile.
Nib to Nib Technique
I have purposely chosen 2 different colors, shades to show you how you can blend colors that are missing that middle color or maybe they are from a different color family/combo. I’m using YR20, which is a peachy orange and the YR15 that is much darker and orangier.
Since I color from dark to light I add my darker color first to the shadowed area. Then to blend out that color — since the YR20 will not — I’m going to take my YR20 and rub the chisel nib of the YR15. This will pick up some of the color, basically blending the inks together on the nib. When I used the YR20 on the paper it will be a little darker and match the color a little better. This does not mess up your nib, you can simply scribble on a scratch paper if you still have some of the ink on the nib from the darker color.
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I made this card a slim-line card which is 8 1/2 x 7 and scored at 3 1/2. I used my Micron Pen to create the stitching around my card and the ‘hugs’ die is from Pretty Pink Posh.
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