Hey everyone! It’s Kira and guess what?! I got some Copics. I never thought I would fall down this rabbit hole, yet here I am. My (very generous) friend gifted me all of her Copics, and while I am no expert, I sure am having fun playing with them.
I started this layout as coloring practice, but ended up liking my practice so much I decided to make a layout (if you’re a Copic whizz…please refrain from mocking my newbie coloring. Lol). So I stamped a few of the flowers from Chin Up Buttercup with some Black Momento ink. Then I picked out markers in all the colors of the rainbow.
All the tutorials I have been watching talk about having three shades of every color. But three just wasn’t working for me. Once I ditched the third color, I was much happier with my results.
I ended up coloring six flowers in each color. Then I fussy cut them all out. At this point, I wasn’t entirely sure what direction I was planning to go in, but as I laid all the fussy cut flowers on my page, I felt a wreath design would look best.
I first drew a circle on my paper (I used a dinner plate that is about 10″) and then started placing my flowers around the layout in rainbow order. I keep all of my ephemera color coordinated as well, so it was easy to pull out pieces I thought worked well with each color.
I gave my layout some dimension by adding some foam behind some of my flowers. I also added other dimensional pieces like flair and a bow. I added my photo and then added a few sequins in every color scattered around the page.
I am super happy with how this layout came out! If you have any tips or tricks for improving my copic coloring, feel free to let me know! Thanks for stopping by!