How to Create an Arctic Background using Copic Markers
I’m so super excited about this post! I posted a sneak peek of this on my Instagram and had a huge response to it. So I really think so many people are really going to love this tutorial! ♥
I’m using super cute stamps and dies from Pretty Pink Posh. The polar bear and sentiment is from Winter Wonderland Stamp Set.The scalloped die is from the Scalloped Borders Die Set. I stamped my image in Memento Black Ink and stamped onto my Copic Xpress it Blending Cardstock. I used my Mini Misti to line up and stamp my image — it’s the reason why I have a perfectly crisp stamped image. if you need a tutorial on how to use a Misti heck out THIS TUTORIAL!
How did I come up with this scene.. Well, I first chose what image I wanted then I did a google search on polar bear illustrations. I carefully looked through and focused on the colors in the waters and sky and ice. Another thing I look at is the textures and the different strokes each artist uses. Then I made it my own. This is SO IMPORTANT as an artist. You want to learn from a variety of different people and find what works for you and make it your own. I don’t think there’s any wrong or right way to create art. So — don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
Step by Step Tutorial
Ok, Now on with the tutorial. It’s about 25 photos so this is a photo heavy post.
Copic Markers used:
- Bear – N1, E30, E31, C00
- Ice – C0, B0000, C2,
- Water – B93, B95, BG18, BV04, B00, C10, BV8, B14,
- Sky – BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00, BV000,
The color below is BV02 — I just noticed I cropped it a little too much! 😛
Whew! That was a LOT of pictures. But I really hope you found the step by step helpful. I would love to see how you created your Arctic Background using Copic Markers. Tag me on Instagram or use the hashtag #TheCopicScoop
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Well, I hope you enjoyed my How to Create an Arctic Background using Copic Markers!
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Linking up: Create and Makes • Digi Chooseday • Lemon Shortbread • Through the Craftroom door • Artistic Inspiration • Crafting From the Heart • Simon Says Stamp Monday • Christmas Card Challenge • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends • The Corrosive Challenge • CAS on Friday • Crafting with Friends • Simply Paper Craft • Copic Spain • Crafty Animals • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday •
This Post Has 11 Comments
This is just gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Digi Choosday crafty hugs Julia xx
Really beautiful, amazing colouring!
Thank you for joining us at The Colour Crazy Challenge! Jane S (DT) xxx
Sorry I meant Digi Choosday, too much copying and pasting I’m afraid 🙂 Jane S (DT) xxx
your card is adorable Mindy…thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge…hugs kath xxx
Your colouring is amazing 🙂 so impressed and inspired! Plus it’s a really cute card 😀
What a fantastic card you have made that fits in well with the Lemon Shortbread Monthly Challenge this fortnight. Fab tutorial as well. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Lemon Shortbread Design Team Member).
what a fab background! amazing step by step and great process. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx
Amazing card! Your background is absolutely fabulous!! WOW!
Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Fabulous colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Animals. Hugs Traci DT xx
Beautiful card! Love the background
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester
Thank you Mindy