Monday, November 7, 2016

Inspire Me Monday - Enhance It with Black!

Hey all! Jessie here today to share a simple way to enhance your copic colouring, I personally love mixing my coloured pencils and copics together, but for a quick easy way to enhance those copics and make those shadows nice and dark is with nothing more then a black coloured pencil (for this project I used a Faber-Castell Polychromos black, but any black coloured pencil will work!)

I started off by printing the Acorn Ornaments Digital Stamp on Copic X-press it blending card. I coloured it up with my copic markers. 

Copics used:
E79, E77, E74, E71, E70
BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000
RV29, RV25, RV23, RV21, RV10

Now I am going to come in with my black coloured pencil and slowly add in the darkest shadowns to make it really pop and read as 3D. I have a series of pictures showing you as it gets added in.

I then took these little acorns and fussy cut them out and they are ready to be put on a sweet Christmas card.

I have always loved how much dimension adding that little bit of black can give an image. 

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. You've sure made these darling ornaments pop even more, Jessie, and thanks for the tip about using the black pencil. Your coloring is so amazing! Hugs!

  2. Wow!! Your coloring really pops!! Very beautiful!
    Moxie Craftie

  3. GREAT reminder! I too often forget to do that! Those acorns are so sweet!

  4. Brilliant! I love these acorn ornaments and your technique of coloring them.

  5. Your acorn ornaments are gorgeous! I love how you made them all POP, great technique! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Love this.....I had not thought about using colored pencils with Copics. I'm going to do this from now on, makes such a difference. Very nice!

  7. WOWsers this coloring is gorgeous!!!


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