How to do EASY Storybook Colouring With Copics 3 Cards + LIVE Video!

Do you like colouring with alcohol markers? Today I have a very easy technique to share with you, inspired by….

the most amazing Daniel from Del & Artie, be sure to check out his blog and YouTube channel and tell him that I sent you! The technique that I tried today was ‘Storybook Coloring’ and it really was fun and easy to do.

Starting with a beautiful Anita Jeram image from the Kittens and Mittens Stamp Set.

And yes I did acutally colour the remaining section of the scarf, thank you so much for your help there hahaha! The sentiment for this card is from Merry Little Christmas.

Next I thought I would try some Penny Black images and see how they worked with this technique. Starting with the fox from Snowfield Friends.

I used the Essentials Rectangles to mask the backgrounds and blended them with Catherine Pooler inks.

And to change it up a little from Daniel’s cards I decided to try a circle this time with some snowmen from the Cozy Christmas Set.

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These sentiments came from the Santa’s List Stamp Set. And did you notice that I ‘grounded’ all my images too… you know I couldn’t stop lol.

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

I hope you were inspired to colour ‘Storybook Style’! Remember to share and tag me as I’d love to see what you create. See you soon, Crafty hugs,

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Other Supplies: Copics – C0.1 / W2,4 / R05,11,14 / BG11,72,75 / E33,40,43.

23 thoughts on “How to do EASY Storybook Colouring With Copics 3 Cards + LIVE Video!

  1. Dear Therese
    Thank you so much for the live today. Had so much fun and its so good to connect with other crafters.
    Loved the cards and as I’m in lock down I’m going to make all day.
    Have so many ideas now.

  2. Enjoyed your live video and wanted to comment as to which card I liked the best. I love Anita Jeram’s art and cats so will have to pick the card with the three cute cats. I love the storybook coloring! Your color choices were right on! I have Artist Markers but will be trying them on a few of the Colorado Craft Co. Anita Jeram sets that I have.

  3. I was late to your live today and just watched as I was working on a project, but was so fun to see your version of Daniel’s Summit video technique. Like you, I would find it difficult to stop with the simple coloring, but I love how yours turned out. Thanks for doing these lives it’s always fun and a learning opportunity!

  4. I love to watch your videos; you have a relaxed way of talking and explaining what you are doing and why – with a splatter of humor. This was a fun technique and I will watch Daniel’s video. The results were wonderfully playful and enjoyable. Love to see more…

  5. Hi Therese. I thoroughly enjoyed your live today, even although a chapter of accidents meant that I couldn’t craft along as planned. I would love it if you could do a session on your favourite Copic colours. I am slowly building up a collection of markers and have a few gaps to fill and would appreciate some guidance. One question I have is what card stock you use? I live in New Zealand, and can’t get Neenah cardstock locally. Do you have any other recommendations that are readily available in this part of the world.

    1. Hi Cheryl,
      I am so very happy that you enjoyed the live today, that’s what is wonderful about the replay is that you can catch up at anytime. And yes I will definitely add a ‘copics’ on my ‘to do’ list!
      As for Neenah, it’s a great cardstock to work on and one that I use because it’s typically available to most people. I am not sure what else is available in NZ but basically I just kept trying different cardstocks until I found ones that I like. And if they were expensive then I would cut them down and add them to the front of the card and use a cheaper cardstock for the base.
      I am so happy that I can get the Neenah in Australia now and buy it by the ream so I don’t have to measure it out anymore lol.
      Here is a link to Meetu’s store where you can purchase Neenah in NZ (I met her at the Altenew workshop a couple of years ago and she is lovely)!
      I hope this is helpful, Crafty hugs, Therese x

      1. Thanks so much for taking the time to respond and send the link to Krafters Kart, Therese. That is very kind of you when you are so busy – I don’t know how you fit everything in!

  6. Hi Therese, love how the cards turned out. I was just too tired last night to stay up until midnight, though I did try, so I enjoyed watching again today. It’s difficult to choose a favourite. I have the Anita Jeram kittens stamp so I will have a go a creating something similar, but I do love a little snowman, so I think the snowmen might be the one I’d choose today. Thank you for all the work you put in to preparing these Live crafting sessions for us❤️

    1. I am so happy to hear that you are enjoying the Live sessions, I certainly am too, it feels like I am craftying with friends, although I can’t deny that there is a little element of stress when it comes to being Live on Youtube lol.
      Hope you have fun with this technique Delia!
      ps I can’t stay away past 9pm if I am not working haha

  7. Well you rocked out this technique! I will so be trying this again as I love this fun look!

  8. Hi, and thanks for this great demo. I had to watch the video because I was out of town. Love the look for this. I wasn’t able to find the post you referred to on Daniel’s blog….there are so many posts there. Do you have a link to the post to which you referred? I have learned so much and have been inspired by you – I always look forward to your posts and follow you on feedly. Thanks so much!

  9. Love your storybook coloring. “Yoda” Kitty is my favorite. Yes, please, I would like to see more info on your favorite copic color combinations.

  10. Fab cards. Finally got a chance to watch – two birds one stone – knitting baby blanket at the same time!

    Now I can’t answer which card is my fav!! 🙂 They are all beautiful. Thinking I might create my own border stencils using quilters plastic (I have a heap here!!) rather than using masking tape. I think it would work and be reusable.

    Yes would love more on copics, as well as where you purchase in Aus. I usally get from Michelle (at craft shows when we can!! second year we haven’t had Paperific ;( ) or craftonline. I don’t do as much colouring as you do and am trying to only have what I need. I do have other brands – Kaisercraft, Stampin UP and Spectrum to fill out my colours which I will replace with copics as I need to. You know trial and error.

    1. Hi Vicki, I used to buy my Copics from a Uni Coop in Melbourne (I think it was about $20 to initially join) but since I now only buy refills and the odd marker here and there I find it more affordable to buy from Craft Online as I can add a few bits and pieces in and get free postage wink. I hope this is helpful and I also hope that your baby blanket is coming along, can’t wait to see the final photos. We are on holidays for a week now in lock down, we were meant to be in Cairns for my SILs 50th so I have plans to create and maybe even clean out a cupboard or two, it’s been a while lol. Hope you have a fabulous and crafty week. Tx

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