Blog Posts - Copics



Mixed Media Poppy Canvas using Alcohol Inks and Soft Drink Cans

Today I am using Copic Various Inks (Alcohol Inks) to colour an unusual material and create a unique and vibrant Copic coloured poppy canvas - it's just a bit of fun today. What's the unusual material? Empty Soft drink/Soda/Pop cans, though y...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Apr 18, 2016

Sassy

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by Nickieblog on Feb 2, 2016

Journal 52's Week 26 prompt, Elements. ...
by Nickieblog on Jul 5, 2015

5 Deep Breaths

Just a gentle reminder to take a moment or two for yourself today.
by Nickieblog on Jun 24, 2015

Journal 52 Week 24

Journal 52's Week 24 prompt was "Silly Animal Zoo". I decided instead of doing a silly animal, I would draw one of my favourite animals.  I love the sea turtle, and because of a wonderful visit with one on my first trip to Maui, I have a tattoo...
by Nickieblog on Jun 22, 2015

Illustration Friday: triangle

 I am trying to get back to more basic illustration, and one of the best ways for me to practice this is with Illustration Friday. When I saw that this week's prompt was triangle, I instantly thought of a couple becoming a family with the birth...
by Nickieblog on May 13, 2015

Journal 52 Sweet Treats

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by Nickieblog on May 9, 2015

Spring Cleaning

I drew this as a journal prompt for Journal 52: Spring Cleaning.  I was having fun with my copic markers - I have been working on faces quite a bit lately, and am really enjoying playing with the facial tones, blending color combinations.  ...
by Nickieblog on May 3, 2015

Hope for Breast Cancer - Copic Doodled Heart

Today I'm sharing a Copic Doodled Heart, created to support breast cancer awareness month - yes I'm talking about doodles and tata's today - I hope you all don't mind! WHY SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS? Because... One in eight women will be diagnos...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Oct 14, 2014

Junk Journal Page using Copic Markers

Hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa brought you something craft related! Today I'm using my Copics to create and alter a Junk Journal page! People often ask me how I deal with the bleed through from the front of the page I'm worki...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Jan 9, 2014

Copic Christmas Baubles

First let me say Merry Christmas and a Happy Festive Season to all. I thought I'd share this cute idea, a stunning custom Christmas bauble. This really isn't as difficult as you may think - just don't drop it! Guess what I did right after photographi...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Dec 24, 2013

A Little Copic Christmas Wrapping Paper

Hi Kate here and today I'll be showing you a quick and simple Christmas project that you can complete in under 30 minutes - yes that's under 30 mins with the help of a Copic ABS (Air Brush System). I'm going to create some personalised Copic decorate...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Dec 23, 2013

Finnabair Inspired Copic Journal Cover

Hi - today's tutorial has quite a few steps but the results make it completely worthwhile! Now a few of you may be familiar with the work of amazing Polish artist Anna Dabrowska - better known as Finnabair, and if you're a long time reader of my blog...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Nov 2, 2013

Jane Girls Stencils: Petite Series Blog Hop & Giveaway

OK those of you who have been following for a while will already know about my complete love and adoration, with a mightly dose of respect and gratitude for what she does - aimed squarely at Jane Davenport. If I hadn't met Jane at the Brisbane Scrapb...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Oct 6, 2013

Copic Backgrounds using Masks and Stencils

Today I will be showing you how to create your own masks and stencils to use with Copic markers and the Copic airbrush. I will be using plain acetate sheets, a wonderful low-tac product called Mask It (from X-Press It) and to finish I will be using l...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Oct 2, 2013

Colouring your own Shabby Chic Flowers

Today I thought I'd show you a neat little technique for colouring your own shabby flowers. For my regular followers, yes this will look familiar as it bulids on a few posts I did earlier in the year (it uses the same technique). This idea is perfect...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Aug 14, 2013

Doodling for Beginners

Right so you've seen all of this fabulous doodling on Pinterest and Google Images and you'd like to try it for yourself, but one problem - you don't know how! Well if you are a doodling newbie then this is for you. There are many types of doodling, t...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Aug 7, 2013

Cute as a Copper Penny - Top Hat Steampunk Marci

I am so excited to be playing along with Team Friday from La-La Land Crafts for their Summer CHA release - thanks Irina! I simply adore steampunk and when Irina asked if I'd like to join in with the DT gals for this special release there is no chance...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Jul 25, 2013

Trust The Mess Copic Journal Page

Trust the Mess! Jane Davenport A wonderful Australian artist Jane Davenport - whom I adore, has a saying, Trust the Mess - for me this means have fun, go with it, experiment and trust that at some point what looks like a mess now will work out - and...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Jul 9, 2013

Copic Coloured Fairy with Dotted Background

This is my take on the classic Copic dotted background, based on the art technique of pointillism. This is a technique which requires little skill but LOADS of patience as all of those little dots take time. I really enjoy creating this sort of backg...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Jun 19, 2013


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