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Stendoodling with Copics

Today I'm back with another project using my much loved Copic products and some simple doodles.  Now this is a wonderful place to begin for anyone who is new to doodling or colouring with Copics, all you need are a few stencils, your favourite colours and a little time.  The reason that this is so great for beginners, is that this project uses a technique called Stendoodling.  What is Stendoodling?  Well to create a Stendoodle you use a stencil or mask to create a shape (eg: a feather), you then use another stencil to create sections within that shape (eg: sun rays) and finally, use smaller stencils (and a fine marker) to create patterns (doodles) within each section.

For this card you will need:

  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV17, RV25, V16, YG23, R17, YR15, YR16, Y11, Y15, B04, B16, BG13, BV08, E13, V05, N1 & N3
  • Copic Multi Liners: 0.05, 0.3 & 0.5
  • X-Press It: Blending Card and Double Sided Foam Tape
  • Hazel & Ruby - Fat Roll Washi Tape - Colorblock Quotes
  • Assorted stencils


Gather your favourite supplies, I've tried to choose colours from the same ring of the Copic color wheel - this way I know they will work well together.

 
 
Draw outline with Copic Multi Liner 0.5, add sections using stencil and Multi Liner 0.3 and finally add the fine detail inside each section using Multi Liner 0.05
 
 
Pick a section and colour using Copic markers in RV11 and V16, this wasn't dark enough so I went over the pale RV11 with RV17.

 
Pick another section and colour with YG23 and RV25 - these colours make eachother 'pop'.

 
Next add YR16 and B16

 
Next add a little mint with BG13 and E13

 
Time for some 'hot' colours with R17 and YR15

 
Next add BV08 and Y15.

 
Now a few more bright colours, BG13 and YG23 (you may notice I've used both of these before in other colour combinations).

 
Add in a little V05 and Y11 - colour carefully as too many slips will make the pattern muddy.

 
Add in YG23 and RV25.

 
Next add B04 and Y15 to your final section.

 
To lift the image from the card a little I have used N1 and N3 to outline one side of the image, this adds a little depth to the image, if you need a little help with this have a look at the Cast Shadow post.

 
Cover base card using strips cut from the Fat Roll Washi Tape - Colorblock Quotes, this gives a wonderful colourful background to coordinate with the brightly coloured feather.  I also mounted one of the quotes on scrap card and raised it off the background using foam tape.

 

 
Put it all together and the finished card looks like this, bright, happy and colourful.
 

 

So if you're looking for a simple project to brighten up your day why not give this a go!

Back with more soon.

Posted by Kate Palmer

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