20 February 2012

Copic Markers

Playing With Copic Markers by MagaMerlina
 I have had these Copic Markers for a while but haven't use them much. I haven't work with any type of markers before and to be honest I don't quite know how to use them.
I have read a lot about how wonderful these Copic Markers are and seen great art journalers like Anna Denise and Kathrin Jebsen-Marwedel using them, so I decided to give them a try.
I started by doing a color chart (left) and coloring the little mandala ruberstamp on the right.
Then I colored the mandala (below) which a drew with a Copic Multiliner. 
Because these markers are alcohol based they bleed through the back of the page, I got the beautiful image (next page below). Then I added little details.
I love the bright vivid colors and the fact that the coloring is "even" with no lines.
I know there are lots of things you can do with them but I'm just a beginner. I will be playing with them and trying new things. Any suggestions?


  1. Hi Maria, Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my Facebook page. (Meeko thanks you too!) You do lovely work. I've favourited your crocus print on Etsy. So pretty. And I love the butterfly in your header.

  2. You are welcome Kathleen (and Meeko) and thank you for your visit and your kind comment about my work.

  3. LOVE your work and your blog! Am glad I dropped by, following you now. Found yours through My Dream Canvas.

  4. Ambika, welcome to my blog and thank you very much for your kind comment.