Copic Markers Beginner’s Tutorial – Coloring Flowers

Copic Markers Beginner's Tutorial - Coloring Flowers

New Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Anything Goes Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too!

This week the challenge is Anniversary/Wedding.


We are showcasing Impression Obsession Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used.

Copic Markers Beginner's Tutorial - Coloring Flowers

I’m using Impression Obsession’s Die You & Me and I’ve die cute several white pieces of the cut out and layered them together, then I cute out the same You and Me die but this time I cut out part of the flowers I colored and laid the flower You & Me on top of all the white ones. This is making it extra thick so when I glue it back in place it stands higher than the rest of my image. I love how you can see the white between the layers.

Copic Markers Beginner’s Tutorial – Coloring Flowers

Ok, this is such an awesome tutorial if you are new to Copics. This stamp set, Beautiful Flowers by Simon Says Stamp is AWESOME, it stamps so perfectly crisp and there’s already shading in the stamp to help you determine where to put the darker colors. I’m stamped my image in Memento Ink and Stamped onto my Copic Xpress it Blending Card.

So, since we are only putting  shades per color down, I’m going to start with the lightest color, G82 and fill in all the leaves.

Copic Markers Beginner's Tutorial - Coloring Flowers

Then go back down the center of the leaves and darken the center and flick going out on some of those little veins in the leaves.

Copic Markers Beginner's Tutorial - Coloring Flowers

Then, you’re going to fill the flowers in with RV32.

Copic Markers Beginner's Tutorial - Coloring Flowers

Now, look back between the 2 photos all those little lines that give the flower character is your shadowed areas. If you are ever coloring a flower that doesn’t have lines just remember the flower will be darker in the center and underneath the petals and leaves. So, now take your RV34 and flick out towards the lighter area darkening those shadowed areas.

Copic Markers Beginner's Tutorial - Coloring Flowers

You will see there’s a little bit of a harsh line between the RV32 and RV34, so now you’re going to take the lighter color, RV32 and blend out the harsh line between the 2 colors by starting with in the RV34 and flicking into the RV32. This will soften in between the 2 colors so there’s a smooth gradient.

Copic Markers Beginner's Tutorial - Coloring Flowers

So there we have it a gorgeous flower bouquet and only colored using 4 Copic Markers!

Copic Markers Beginner's Tutorial - Coloring Flowers

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
I hope you will join us for the challenge!
So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting!
Copic Markers Beginner's Tutorial - Coloring Flowers
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Copic Markers Beginner's Tutorial - Coloring Flowers

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This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Marge

    Such beautiful coloring, Mindy! Love the soft and tonedown pink colors you made♡
    The script diecutting is awesome !


  2. Tracy

    A truely beautiful card Mindy and thanks for the tips. I’m making the switch from Spectrum Noir to Copic so it helps 🙂 x

  3. Mandy Stacey

    Gorgeous card Mindy! I love the beautiful stamp you’ve used and the way you have die cut the sentiment from the image looks lovely xx

  4. Ankita Gupta

    Always such stunning creations. You did well with this stamp set. I love the color palette. So pastel and perfect for theme. And the way you die cut and popped up the sentiment, beautifully thought out. xx Ankita

  5. Karin

    This is the loveliest weddingcard I’ve ever seen – such a wonderful, clever and Beautiful design! And of course I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your coloring ! Hugs, Karin

  6. Lorraine A

    Gorgeous card Mindy 🙂 the flowers are so pretty and your colouring is fabulous! Very beautiful 🙂

    Lols x x x

  7. Lin Brandyberry

    Beautiful work, Mindy – that gorgeous flower is the perfect one for an anniversary card!

  8. Jo Nevill

    Fabulous card Mindy. Your colouring is perfect and I love your die cut sentiment x

  9. Suzi

    Fabulous card Mindy and a beautiful stamp. Thank you for joining us over at Digi Choosday.
    Good luck!

  10. Chana

    Nicely done and a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!

  11. Andrea

    Lovely! Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes Challenge at Digi Choosday

  12. Misty Elam

    Beautiful card, Mindy. I love the soft colors.

  13. Merrill P

    Really lovely card!

  14. Julie

    Gorgeous card and love the flowers
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday
    Julie T

  15. Kathy K

    gorgeous as usual -love you tutorials! Thanks for joining us at lemon Shortbread!

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