As you may be aware, last year I developed a bit of a thing for colouring Copic galaxy or nebula backgrounds, along with starry skies and Northern Lights. Well, that fixation certainly seems to be here to stay. I’ve got a CAS card design and a Copic galaxy video for you, so read on!
CAS Galaxy Card Design:
One of our younger nieces is fascinated by space. She turned 4 at the end of November, so I had to colour her a pretty galaxy background to go with her present (a Playmobil rocket*/US link). I think she was pretty happy with it!
I also used a Copic Various Ink 0 Colourless Blender Refill UK link*/US link* and a cheap fan brush to enhance the effect. I added some extra brighter stars using a Sakura White Gelly Roll pen UK link*/US link*. You can watch the colouring process in my video below and a list of Copics used will be included below the video.
I die cut my coloured piece using using the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Circle die set and layered it on a piece of silver glitter card UK link*/US link* cut using the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Square die set. Lawn Fawn Dies UK link*/Lawn Fawn dies US link* before mounting on a piece of Core’dinations Black Cat cardstock UK link*/US link* cut using my Fiskars Personal Trimmer UK link*/US link.
The number 4 was die cut from the same silver glitter card UK link*/US link* using the MFT Dienamics By the Numbers die set and layered on a star shape created using stars from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Crescent Moon & Stars die UK link*/US link*, which I put together and then covered with Ranger Glossy Accents UK link*/US link*.
Colouring a Galaxy Background using Copic Markers:
To see how I coloured the galaxy background using Copic Markers, watch the Copic galaxy video below or in HD over on YouTube.
I left the footage in real time for the most part, only speeding it up to 2x for the part showing the colourless blender technique. This way you can get a really good look at how I coloured the background, and should be able to easily see which markers I’m using at each stage.
Copic Colours Used: V000,100,BV29,B79,B69,V09,V04,RV69,RV25,FB2
Other Copic Background Posts:
Here are some links to some of my other Copic background colouring posts which you may find interesting!
- Copic Galaxy Background with Video
- Winter Sky Colouring Tutorial with Video
- Easy Copic Northern Lights Effect Background with Video
- Colouring a Magical Christmas Night Sky Scene using Copics with Video
- Adding a Fun, Easy, Copic Background to Your Images with Video
- Tiny Townie Skylar Loves to Skate Scene
- Adding a Snowy Background using Copics with video
- More Northern Lights using Copic Markers with video
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