It’s Copic tutorial time again here on the ol’ blog…and today I’m mixing it up a bit. And I wish I could say I’m singing along while coloring birds and mice, but ya know…nobody needs to hear that!

Copic Coloring Birds and Mice

This little House Mouse stamp is just the cuuuuuuuutest! It makes me want to go find a nice remote place to go out and sing a tune of my own. Really remote though. LOL! In today’s video I’ll show you how to get extra detail by mixing your coloring media…watch the video below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!

Fun, wasn’t that? I love that there are things like supersharp pencils that you can use to add in detail that gets lost as you color. Sometimes a pen works best, but Prismacolors can give you a softer look. It helps when you’re coloring birds or little mammals – a pen can make the detail a little TOO sharp.

But to get the pencil tip into nooks and crannies, it’s really sharp. I use THIS sharpener, but it’s a bit high in price for some bizarre reason (I bought mine for about $50 while in college) – But there are a more sharpeners HERE, and the one HERE is a fraction of the price of mine and really good. If you missed it last week when I shared it, there’s a video on THIS PAGE on how to properly sharpen a pencil. Lots of good info in it.

Sandy Allnock Copic Coloring Birds n Mice

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Well I’m outta here for today after my little fun with coloring birds and mice….see you again in my next post!