Copic Marker Help : Hiding Mistakes
Ok my lovelies. I had this post all planned out in my head with the mind blowing tutorial and it started out great but then I over did it. I didn’t like the way it was coming out and by the time I realized I wasn’t all giddy, giddy over it.. it was too late in the day to start over. So, I did what I could. Then, I wasn’t going to post the tutorial and I was going to just do an Inspirational Color chart then I thought, I wonder how many people do what I just did. So I’ve decided to just make this an overall educational post because let’s face it we all have been there a zillion times, right? So I’m going to share Tips on what to do when you don’t like the way your Copic Colored image came out!
I’m not going to say my image came out ugly because I don’t think it’s ugly. It’s just not what I wanted. BUT — If I would have started over I probably would have gotten even more frustrated and there probably wouldn’t even been a post today. So my #1 tip to you is to always, always finish your images. Take that challenge and see what you can make out of your mistakes. You might even end up loving the way it turns out and you would have never known.
Ok, here’s the Copic List for this image from Power Poppy Stamps:
- Leaves – G28, G24, G21, G20, E43, E42, W5, E49
- Flowers – N5, C3, C2, C00, E17, R32, R30, R000
- Apples -R24, R32, R30, YG17, YG13, G20, E33, E30, R59, W5, N9
- Sky – B14, B12, B00, W5, W3
Once I got to this point I really liked the way the apple came out but having done the leaves with so much depth I needed to add more color to the apples and wanted to add more texture.
This is about the point I was like nooooo…. too much.. too bright. So I needed to tone it down.
So I covered the entire apple in YG13.
and then covered the entire apple in R32..
Then the red wasn’t deep enough so I added R59.
Then gave up.. and covered it all with R24! 🙂 LOL!! You can see all the shadows under it. I don’t think it looks that bad.. again just not what I was originally going for.
Then.. notice that little bit of red where I went out of the lines. This isn’t a big deal to me because I always go out of the lines. But I did want to share what I do to cover up my little oopsies! See all my little dots .. and my red spot is not noticeable anymore. 🙂 The trick is to keep the darker dots closer to the image and then spread out coming away and then take the lighter color and go over all those darker dots (still dotting) and then coming out away from the image and spread out the dots a little more.
Cover up part of the image in this case the apples using some kind of glossy accents. Like in the photo below.
After deciding on sharing how to fix images you’re not happy with I decided to do something else to my card. Another thing you can do is emboss the entire image. I decided to emboss in my crystal embossing powder. I just LOVE the way this looks.
Here’s how it looks after it’s embossed.
Oh, and another great great technique would be the crackle accents. I’ll have to do another card .. another time with a sample of that. But it looks like broken glass.
Well, I hope you found this post, Tips on what to do when you don’t like the way your Copic Colored image came out, helpful. Let me know in the comments I’d love to hear what you think.
Looking for more tips check out my Copic Resources Page!
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Thank you so much for this tutorial. Most of the time I just get frustrated and throw it away. Next time I’ll try and stick with it and surprise myself with how it turns out.
This is amazing!! I LOVE how this turned out!!
Hi Mindy, thank you for the tutorial and tips, love the cas design. Thank you for coming along to play with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends… good luck in the prize draw… have a wonderful week… Megan DT LPoCF
A gorgeous card Mindy and fantastic colouring, thanks for the tutorial. I love all the sparkle on the card too, a lovey effect. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies
Love the image and adore your card – amazing colouring skills Mindy! Thanks for playing at MAWTT, Jx
Glorious colouring and wonderful tutorial!
Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane S (DT) xxx
Wow! As someone who doesn’t use alcohol markers, it is amazing to see how you can add texture and shading. The apples look amazing and I love how you created the background! I loved seeing the process of how you made your beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT, Emma (DT)
I absolutely love your tips. I have SO done the same thing and sometimes I don’t finish something the very day, but I do finish. I look at it again several days later and usually it’s not so bad. Lovely card. So glad you joined us at Morgan’s ArtWorld.
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog. Good luck!
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.
Wow this is an amazing colouring on your gorgeous card, i love it and it’s so sweet of you to share how you did it.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps.