Marker Geek Monday: Copic Colouring over Distress Ink Backgrounds

Marker Geek Monday is here again! I am pretty sure my brain is still somewhere back in February, but I’ve been informed that we’re actually almost done with May. Must be all the colouring occupying my thoughts. Ha! Today I’m combining a couple of my favourite things and showing you how to create some fun and simple cards using Copics and Distress Inks together.

Stamping Bella Marker Geek Monday Copic Colouring over Distress Ink Backgrounds

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Marker Geek Monday: Changing Your Mind with Copics

It’s Monday again, but that’s okay, because it’s also Marker Geek Monday! Today I’ve got a quick post for you highlighting one of great things about Copic markers (and other alcohol based markers too, really).

When colouring the last release, I found myself changing my mind a few times while colouring some of the images. One of the cool things about Copic markers is that for the most part it is relatively simple to go back and make changes.

Example #1: Squidgy & Teddy

Stamp Set: Stamping Bella Squidgy and Teddy rubber stamp set (coordinating dies also available)

When colouring this image I gave the Squidgy girl black shoes, then decided that they were a little distracting since I hadn’t used black anywhere else on the image. To help remedy this, I went back over the teddy bear’s nose with dark grey and black markers, covering the brown I had originally used, then used the colourless blender to create a brighter highlight.

Example #2 Squidgy Easter Trio

Stamp Set: Stamping Bella Squidgy Easter Trio rubber stamp set (coordinating dies also available)

As you can see in the video above, I left the middle girl’s dress until the end at which point I decided I wanted a brighter yellow than the one I had initially chosen for the eggs. When I coloured the dress the eggs ended up looking way too dull in comparison, so I went back over them with the brighter yellow to help them work with the colour of the dress.

The lesson? If you’re working with Copics and decide you don’t quite like the colour choices you’ve made, it is worth trying to “fix” things rather than just ditching all your work and starting from scratch. In fact, this goes for most mediums. Work with your mistakes and see what you can learn – you might discover a colour combo you wouldn’t previously have tried, or a property of the medium that you hadn’t considered previously.

Over To You!

Let’s talk colour! Get in touch via the comment section and let me know what you thought of this post. Also feel free to post any colouring questions you would like answering.

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Until next time, HAPPY COLOURING!



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Marker Geek Monday (on Tuesday): Playing with Watercolour!

Hey hey! Elaineabella here with your usual dose of Marker Geek Monday colouring fun, except…it’s Tuesday! Don’t ask – Monday was a blur.

There is no Crazy Tuesday this week – the warehouse are working flat out getting all the new release orders out to you, that’s all the crazy they can handle!

Before all the NEW RELEASE shenanigans last week, I shared a little waffle about colouring mediums for colouring stamped images: Marker Geek Monday Colouring Mediums for Colouring Stamps. In that post I promised I would do a little more with watercolour/water based supplies, and here I am! I’ve got a few fun cards to share, hopefully showing that you can create beautiful, fun cards with whatever you have!

Stamping Bella Marker Geek Monday: Playing with Watercolour!

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Marker Geek Monday: A Quick Tease!

Hi everyone, Elaineabella here! Unfortunately I don’t have a Marker Geek Monday post for you today – I’ve been so busy that I just didn’t manage to get it finished.

Why have I been so busy? There’s a new release on the way! No firm details on dates as yet, but Emily gave me permission to give you a little sneaky peeky to prove I haven’t just been slacking off, so here goes…

Stamping Bella March 2017 Release Tease

Seriously can’t wait to share them all with you – it is another F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C. release with so much stamping fun. I’ve had a sneak peek of some of the cards the Babes are creating too and OH MY! You should definitely perch on the edge of your seats and watch this space…

See you next week with the usual Marker Geek Monday post. In the meantime, I’ve got colouring to finish, videos to edit and cards to make…eek!



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