Creating water drops using your Copic Markers – Tutorial

Creating Water drops using your Copic Markers Paper Smooches

Creating water drops using your Copic Markers

This month I’m going to be joining the Paper Smooches Team and doing some guests posts with this month’s new Stamp and die release! How fun right! Well I’ve come up with some creative ways to feature the Paper Smooches new products and I have so many tutorials to share as well!

Before we get to the Creating water drops using your Copic Markers I wanted to create a fun background. So, for the first part of this card I want to show you how to create an Ombre Background. This is also an awesome way to practice flicking and using Copic Markers and getting those colors to blend. So I’ve gathered my Copic Markers. BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10 and BG000. Gorgeous colors! You will also need some Copic Friendly Paper I’m using Cryogen Cardstock.

The easiest way that I have found to blend colors is by Flicking. You see in that first photo with the BG15, I laid the side of my marker down and with a quick stroke I flicked my marker. As you can see the part of the colored area is lightest at the end of the “flick”. Which makes it easier to blend the next shade.

How to Color a Copic Marker Ombre Background

In this last photo you will see how adding BG0000 really blends your last color into the white, because of how light the BG0000 is.

Creating Water drops using your Copic Markers

Now, to Create a water drops using Copic Markers, it’s easter if you have a physical item or outline to color so, I cut out the drip with the Paper Smooches NEW Cool Treats Die. It’s a popsicle die set.


Creating Water drops using your Copic Markers

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Trace the bottom left corner and go up the side of the drop using BG15.
  2. Add a little bit of the BG13 in the same area.
  3. Take BG10 in the same area but this time you will color and leave a white circle.
  4. Blend out using your BG000.
  5. Now take BG13 and define the top and bottom of the white circle you created.
  6. Blend out that using a little BG11, which should lend nicely with the BG!0.
  7. Now we are going to color behind the water drop using BG13. So you’re actually coloring on the ombre paper and not the die cut drop.
  8. Use BG11, and BG10 to blend out the shadow we just created using the BG!3.

Finish Coloring and Creating Water drops using your Copic Markers.

Copic Marker Water DropTutorial - Paper Smooches 2

I’m so super happy with the way this card came out. Since I used only BG Copics I wanted my background to stand out a little more so I used this bright paper pad, Snippets by Studio Calico.

Be sure to visit the Paper Smooches Blog to see all of the amazing designers using the new products.

If you’re looking for some guidance with Copic Markers. Why not join my FREE Copic Marker E-Course?

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Create Water Drops using Copic Markers

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Nikki

    I can’t wait to try this. I love how realistic the drops look and how they jump off the card.

  2. Nancy

    Beautiful card, Mindy! Your water drops are incredible!
    Thanks for joining our Digi Chooseday Challenge at Polkadoodles! 🙂

  3. Gail Lett

    Fabulous, great tutorial too. Thanks for joining us for the ‘Clean and Simple’ challenge at Digi Choosday.
    Gail Digi Choosday DT

  4. aileen

    Stunning card Mindy, have to come learn this one too. Stunning

  5. stempelomi

    lovely card and great tutorial!Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

  6. Tee Hall

    This is beautiful, love the droplets of water. Gorgeous colors.

    1. Mindy Baxter

      Thanks Tee! It’s such a fun technique and I love how real it looks! 🙂

  7. Kimberly Hecker

    Wonderful! Thank you for sharing this. Hugs and happy crafting to you 🙂

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