Coloring Wood (or a tree for cute koalas)

Hi everyone! Today I’m using new Bear Hugs stamp set and dies from Reverse Confetti. Oh my gosh, one of the cutest sets ever!

Michele Boyer - Reverse Confetti

Copic markers – E31, E33, E35, E37, R01, R20, R83, R85, W1, W2, W3, W5, W9, Y21, YG05, YG17

I’m also focusing on another technique featured in Intro to Coloring with Copic Markers published by Imagination International. On this post, I featured two-color butterflies. Today I’m coloring wood!

Michele Boyer - Reverse Confetti

The sample in the book uses a weathered wood chair, but the basic principles can apply to a tree as well.


I first applied a streaky base coat of E31, moving my marker in the direction of the wood grain (1).  Next, I applied E33, holding the marker a bit more upright to apply thinner strokes (2). I then held E35 completely upright, using only the tip of the marker to apply lines of color (3). Once the ink was dry, I returned with E31 to blend only minimally (4).


In order to leave a white highlight on the bear noses, I carefully outlined each nose with the tip of a W9 marker, drew a line just to the left of the highlight area and filled in the area to the left of the line.

Michele Boyer - Reverse Confetti

I will be back soon with another technique featured in Intro to Coloring with Copic Markers. So many from which to choose!

Thanks for stopping by!

1amichele siggy 

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