Spotlight Cards: Showcase Your Advanced Copic Marker Coloring

Spotlight Cards: Showcase Your Advanced Copic Marker Coloring

Elena Cazares teaches bright cheerful images using Copic Markers and colored pencils lessons at CraftsforPaws.com. Like Vanilla Arts classes, Elena’s class projects are too large for cards. Join us for the next episode in her Spotlight series making cards from big bold projects. Spotlight Cards let your coloring take center stage rather than the fancy papers, complex layout, or purchased ephemera normally used in cardmaking…

Realistic Florals: Why Traditional Copic Marker Blending Technique Makes Fake Flowers

Realistic Florals: Why Traditional Copic Marker Blending Technique Makes Fake Flowers

Do your flowers look fake?

Do you dream of coloring realistic flowers with Copic Markers, colored pencils, or even watercolor? Do you practice— coloring lots of flower stamps and trying out new tutorials… but you never seem to get the look of a real flower? My latest video at YouTube is a free lesson on why traditional Copic blending techniques fail miserably when it comes to florals. It’s not you. It’s the technique…

Mixed Media! Five reasons to add colored pencils to your Copic Marker projects

Mixed Media! Five reasons to add colored pencils to your Copic Marker projects

Do you fly solo?

Most colorers learn to color from other colorers, and this leads to a lot of segregated thinking in the coloring world.

"Today's tutorial demonstrates how to color magical unicorns with Copic Markers. Tune in tomorrow when we color tropical fish with Distress Ink. Next week, I'll show you how to color a landscape with Polychromos pencils!"

That's flying solo. Using one product per project. Using one brand per project.

I never fly solo.

Never.

And it makes a gigantic difference

The Danger of Step-by-Step Coloring Tutorials

The Danger of Step-by-Step Coloring Tutorials

Hooray! It's Blogday!

Ever notice how we look forward to certain days of the week when our favorite internetters post new content?

That's Blogday.

Time to check in with all your favorite Copic Marker bloggers. Time to scour the colored pencil channels on YouTube! And don't forget about all the coloring groups on Facebook!

But wait. Hold on a second.

Want to know why you've been coloring for years and yet…