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Amber Rain Davis Part 2

Learn how to Copic color realistic pears & Italian tiles! Featuring Colorado Craft Company Hugs & Pears and Italian Tiles Large Stamp Sets. Special offer and Giveaway below!

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All the details to Copic color these realistic pears & Italian tiles are in this short cardmaking video. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you're there, I'd love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with your crafty friends!

Use A Photo Reference

Coloring from a photo reference is, hands down, the most important tip. If you have a photo reference, you have all the information you need to choose your Copic markers.

There's no need to memorize marker combinations, simply pick markers that are similar to the colors in the photo.

Copic Marker Combinations

That being said, I'll still share the Copic markers I used. I stamped the pears with Altenew Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink for no-line coloring.

I heat embossed the Italian Tiles with WOW! Aztec Glintz embossing powder on Curious Metallic Virtual Pearl cardstock. If you've never Copic colored on Curious Metallic, you should try it. The shimmer is gorgeous!

Pear Flesh Y00, E50, E31, E51, E53, Y26 Pear Skin YG03, YG63, Y26, E44 Seeds E44, E99 Stem E99, E47 Tile Grout W3, E43, W5, E15, E47 Italian Tiles E01, E13, White Charcoal Pencil

Finishing Touches

Y'all, I phoned in the coloring of that leaf. Lol, it's not realistic at all. Coloring the whole pear seriously stretched my Copic skills. I tried new things and really pushed myself to get the highlights and shadows right and it was worth it! But, after that, I totally zoned out on the leaf.

I wanted my sentiment to match the grout. I tried the sentiment in Aztec Glintz embossing powder and it blended into the background. Of course, I didn't have a brown ink that matched.

So, I stamped the sentiment first in Altenew Dark Chocolate Crisp Dye Ink and then a second time with Altenew Grape Agate Crisp Dye Ink. These two colors blended together to create the perfect brown. It's very similar to Copic E79.

I used the coordinating dies to cut the pears and sentiment. Don't you love how the coordinating die cuts out the sentiment!?! I didn't add any additional embellishments as the tiles have a beautiful metallic shine from the cardstock and embossing powder. And of course, I didn't want to draw attention away from those lovely pears!

Thanks so much for joining me and thank you to Colorado Craft Company for having me guest design! Let us know what you think in the comments and be sure to comment on my YOUTUBE video by Tuesday 9/15/20 for a chance to win a Hugs & Pears Stamp Set. Amber Rain Davis

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