Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tutorial - Copics with Shimmering H2Os

Today I would like to share how I use Shimmering H2Os with my copics for adding highlight and shine.
This is just my technique and I am not copic certified but I like doing it this way, it works and it is simple.
First I colour my image as I normally would then I choose my H2O colour, I usually choose a colour that is the same colour but is lighter than my lightest copic colour I want to paint over.

Using an Aquabrush, I paint from the darkest shade on my image to the lightest in sections. This is because when you first dip your brush in the H2o pottle the colour is darker then lightens as you use your brush. (Just like normal watercolours)
As you can see you get a gorgeous shimmer on your image but still retain the original colour, shading and blending.
Image turned to the side to pick up shimmer.
Image lying flat so you can see the original colours
And the finished product on a card.

We would love to see what you come up with using this technique so if you like leave a link to your creation.
Copics and Materials used in this Tutorial.......
Petals - Y02,Y06,Y08
Stem & Leaves - G05,G07
Middle of Flower - E13,E15,E17
Ladybug - R46
Shadow Outline - C1
Outside Border - BG10
Twinkling H2o in Lemondrop
Free Digi Image from Wink Wink Ink
Prima "On A Whimsy - Happy"
Bazzil Cardstock "Mango"
PaperTrey Ink White Cardstock


Wendy ten Hove said...

Sounds like a very nice technique and I love the shimmering. With H20 colours, you mean watercolour paints? And I don't know a waterbrush, but I'll just look in the shop. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great day!

Jackie Thomas said...

Fab tutorial Louise. I have been eyeing these off for a while now. mmmm...might have to get some now. hugs xo Jackie

Sammi said...

Lovely! that sparkle/ shimmer looks great!! :D
Thanks Lou xx

Susan Hogan said...

Oh, that looks good. I will be trying that one! Thanks.

Sue said...

Wow this is gorgeous, have never tried the H20's, don't even know where to purchase them from, anyone help me with that ? Think me gonna have to get me some of those lol.
thanks for the great tutorial!
Sue x