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No Line Coloring: Copic and Watercolor

No line coloring has been a fluctuating trend over the last few years; I’ve tried it once or twice, and thought I’d give it a try again!

No Line Coloring: Copics and Watercolor

I decided to use the Cosmos RV EduDigi to create today’s cards, and started off just printing the images to color. (See this tutorial if you need to learn how to use digis.) But when I got to that step – whoa – the lines on the enlarged flowers became crazy thick! Big disappointment. So I got out my light box and did a pencil tracing instead, and suddenly realized I could do that with watercolor too! (If you don’t have a light box, try putting your papers against a window. During the daytime, of course!) Watch the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

With Multiliner pens I’d recommend choosing a stamp line that you use a lot, and figure out which pen is the right width to match them. Then you can always fix a little goober if you need to. And if you’d like to download a free cheat sheet so you can see what sizes best match up, I put together a quick pdf: Multiliner Widths ….make sure you print it at 100% so the line widths stay the same. (Read below for a pen giveaway!) (Ohmygosh is this a long post!)

I’m going to see if I can find any of these Chrysanthemums for my garden – they’re just so pretty! HERE is the photo I used for my color inspiration!

For my cards, I added them to simple black card bases, stamped a 2-part sentiment and tied on some ivory May Arts silk ribbon—it just adds an elegance to it, and also covers that white space in my design without detracting from the flowers.

Sandy Allnock - No Line Coloring with Copics

The watercolor version came out just lovely too!

Sandy Allnock - No Line Coloring with Watercolor

And OH my gosh. I finally finished THIS drawing – and it’s getting a gaJILLion likes over on their page. Cray!


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131 thoughts on “No Line Coloring: Copic and Watercolor

  1. […] THIS post, I was giving away two Copic Multiliners – and the winners are (drumroll […]

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  3. […] No line coloring, copic and watercolor […]

  4. I have been WATCHING each day and I started really good doing some coloring the first week, but now I am only WATCHING each day and coloring once or twice a week. SOO, my total goal count is 15 of the 30 days!! But I am learning something each and every day from everyone!!

  5. Always love your videos. Such detail for us to learn more each time.Thanks for your inspiration each and every time I watch it is worth it! ;0)

  6. I will probably participate in the challenge for 20 days. My goal is all 30 though!

  7. Wow!!!!

  8. I am going to try for 5 days, lets hope I can! Your cards were A-MA-ZING! Thanks for the video!!

  9. I wish I could say every day, but life bites! and so does age 🙁 seems like by the time I have time to just play Im to tired LOL been looking for those multi liners but no luck at stores in my area

  10. Wow! Love the cards, Sandy, just beautiful!

  11. Realistically, in the next 30 days I might get in 3 or 4 days of coloring (but I’ll try to fit in as many new ideas from the challenges as possible. More likely is that over an extended period of time I will keep going back over the challenges until I try them all.

  12. Beautiful card.

  13. As always – great tutorial Sandy. You should be amazed, you are amazing! I love the Hex Chart – Thanks so much – it’s really expanded my coloring.

  14. You make using Copic markers look so easy. Wish I was that talented.

  15. Thanks for this tutorial–I learn so much from them! As soon as I return home from vacation, I plan to purchase your edu-digi package. I won’t be able to start the 30 Day coloring challenge till then, but I plan to do the full 30 days.

  16. I’m aiming for 20 days of coloring for this month, even if it’s only a few minutes here & there 🙂

  17. I LOVE LOVE LOVE This!! SO BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and havea Fabulous Week!! =)

  18. Hoping to join in a few times! Just a super busy month!

  19. I love the cards today, Sandy! It is so much FUN to get to see you work in two different kinds of mediums. Praying for your dfriend as well!

  20. Your ideas are so helpful! I love your techniques.

  21. I would love to join in but I would be very lucky if I could get at least 10 days of coloring in. My mother-in-law broke her ankle and tore her legiments and joints so I have to take care of part of the time.

  22. Absolutely Beautiful cards!!!
    I will probably be able to do about 20 days of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge, maybe more if I keep it simple.

  23. Probably – realistically – I’ll try to at 10 to 12 days out of the month. Prior commitments intrude some.
    I did post a project already. Maybe I’ll be able to put in more.
    Your flowers are so beautiful. they don’t look like the work of a person – they look like something coming from the paper store. Amazing coloring.
    thanks for sharing.

  24. I adore this card and the message! It’s absolutely gorgeous! I do plan to do all 30 days of this card challenge, I was doing well on the one in March until I got a “bug”, lost 10 pounds in 2 days and was ill for a week! This should not happen, my work slows down during the summer so I should have more time as well. So color I will!

  25. Your cards are gorgeous! I would never dare try coloring that many flower images. I like the bold bright card, but that watercolor card is my favorite. I’ll be lucky to do maybe 4 or 5 days of the challenge. I do love to color so I should try and make it a priority. Thanks for sharing.

  26. My prediction is that I’ll get in a couple of days…but not as much a did like because we are moving this month!

  27. This is the first time I have seen the difference between these two coloring tools. Just beautiful!

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