Hello friends! There’s been plenty of watercolor ’round these parts…are you ready for some Copic blending tips? I’m trying to keep a good balance in my ratio of copic to watercolor…and hoping I can keep everyone happy! 🙂 Check out the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube, and come on back for some other notes too.

Copic blending tips

There are about a gajillion copic blending tips – this card shows mostly how to mix colors that aren’t naturally going to belong together.

  1. Practice the flick! Flicking in both directions will make it easier. Spend time in front of the tv just flicking on scratch paper til your hand gets the hang of it.
  2. When blending non-similar colors, be sure to use plenty of ink. That’s probably the most common thing that causes poor blending.
  3. It’s harder to blend a really dark color with a really light color. Keep them within a few numbers of each other in the LAST digit – that’s the one that indicates light/dark.
  4. If you’re struggling, use your piece for some zentangling practice with a white pen or black pen overtop of the coloring – it’ll add some fun to it and no one will notice
  5. Check out my YouTube channel for my Copic videos…if you go to THIS page and you’ll see thumbnails for all my videos – pick out what you want to see Copic-wise. Remember that Magical Monday videos have no voiceover.

Sandy Allnock - Copic Stained Glass closeup

On this card I also used my W&P parallel ruler – helpful in making lines straight! The eraser I used to remove pencil lines is a kneaded eraser – super nice eraser on Neenah cardstock!


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If you’re looking for more copic blending tips, right now I’ve been launching a new EduDigi each Saturday – lots of great info in the digibundles!