Saturday, 11 February 2012

Colouring with Copics

After taking the LOTV Masterclass in May, I decided that it would be time to put into practise what I had been taught.  I used a variety of stamps from Sheena Douglass, SWALK, Beatrix Potter, LOTV and Stampavie to give a good selection of both large and small areas to colour.  Most of them have flesh and hair as I think that if the most difficult to colour at times. 
I also coloured a couple with different colours just to give a different perspective to the images.  The first image is a SWALK stamp from Crafter's Companion and these was one of the images that I did in two colourways.  The second image is at the bottom as I found it too difficult to try and put the pictures side by side.

The second image is from Stampavie and I also coloured that in different colourways.  I liked this stamp due to the amount of flowers that is in the image which gives plenty of practice of colouring very small areas.  The other colour image of this is also at the bottom of the post.

The next image is from Sheena Douglass and has lots of large areas to colour.  I have coloured this in quite a few different colourways but only have the photo of this one and I prefer blues anyway.    This is an ideal one to colour if you only have limited colours as you do not need too use to many to get a nice coloured image. 

This image is from LOTV and I really like the cuteness of their stamps.  Also you can use more colours in this one and this was one that I really enjoyed colouring in.  I always used to think of colouring in as something all children did - until I tried it and realised that there is a lot more to it than just using the one colour and going for it!

The last image is from Crafter's Companion Beatrix Potter Collection and I used this as a practice image as it had needles rather than flesh to colour.  I need to try and get the right feel to this one with it being more spiny than normal faces.

I was pleased with these images but also know that I have still to improve but at least now I will stamp and colour as at one time I did not like to use rubber stamps at all apart from stamping greetings.  It is all a question of confidence and when you think about it - the worst that can happen is that you put it in the bin!!


  1. Hi Elaine, Wow gorgeous colouring. You have certainly put all the tips from the colouring day to good use. Not sure if you can remember me but I sat on the next table and also bumped into you on the LOTV stand at Ally Pally.

    Thanks for entering my candy and good luck!

    Lisa x

  2. Hi Elaine, I just wondered if you have emailed me your address so I can arrange to have your candy win sent to you?
    Hugs Lynsey x

  3. Hi Elaine, your email has not come through can you try sending it to me again.
    Lynsey x