Getting Inky with Our New Hybrid Formula Pt. 3

Yesterday, we’d shared an example of a card that could be completed in no time at all. Today, Sharon Harnist is with us to share a Copic tutorial that is perfect when you have the time and desire to get deep into a coloring project.


Hello, MFT friends!  I’m thrilled to be on the MFT blog today to share a Copic coloring tutorial and demonstrate how well your Copics will work with MFT’s new Hybrid Ink Pads…so let’s get started!


To color this sweet Pure Innocence Sassitude image, first I stamped her with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card. The hybrid ink dries quickly and you can start coloring right away, with no need to heat set or allow for lengthy dry time! The pleats in her dress are already drawn for you, so the coloring is pretty simple. (I’ll have another example at the end of this post that shows how to create pleats when there are none included).

1. Base color the skirt with lightest RV52.

2. Using darker RV55, color from the round end of the pleat, which would be the deepest “valley,” upward, creating an upside down V.

3. Go back with the lighter RV52 and blend the two colors together.

4. Using the 0-Colorless Blender marker, push away some of the color from the very tops or “peaks” of the pleats, creating the same upside down V pattern going upward towards the waistline. These strokes become more visible in the next step photo as the blender solution dries.

You’ll notice, even with using the 0-Colorless Blender marker to push away Copic color, the hybrid ink stamp lines remain crisp!

5. Color the lower row of ruffles the same as the steps above.


6. To color the bodice of her dress, start with a base coat of T0.

7. Using mid-tone of T1, create a shadow on the right side of her body and on her shoulder.

8. Using darkest T2, deepen the shadow on the far right edges of her body.


9. To color hair, base coat with Y23, then add mid-tones of E33.

10. Add darkest E35.

11. Go back with lightest Y23 and blend colors together.


12. To color skin, base coat with lightest E00; add shading with darker E11. Go back with lightest E00 and blend.

13. To color shoes, base coat with lightest T2 and add shadows with darker T4.


Here are all the Copic colors I used:


To make Miss Sassitude even more sassy, I gave her some shimmer by placing MIX-ables Sheer Shimmer Mist into a water reservoir brush and painting it onto the bodice of her dress and hair bow. Even with painting over the hybrid ink stamped lines with the shimmer mist, the lines remain crisp, with no bleeding!  The mist was also lightly sprayed onto the Razzle Berry 6-inch calendar base.


Hopefully you can see all that pretty shimmer in this close-up. (I also accidentally got some shimmer mist sprayed onto her face when I was spraying the Razzle Berry layer – oops! Just adds to her sparkling personality, I guess - LOL!):


To make the calendar part of my page, I stamped the Journal It-Calendar Basics grid with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink onto Smooth White Card Stock.  The numbers were stamped with Razzle Berry Hybrid Ink onto the calendar grid. I’ve found this process goes quickly by stamping all of one number at a time. Here, I’ve stamped all the 1’s and 2’s:


The June month name was die cut from Razzle Berry Card Stock with Accent It-Months of the Year Die-namics. To finish my calendar page, I embossed the Wildcat Stencil onto the Steel Grey layer, by using the thin mat from the Embossing Pad Combo and running it through my Big Shot.


A Fishtail Flag was cut from Pink Lemonade Card Stock and topped with a Cotton Candy stitched strip from Blueprints 1.  A Loopy Bloom cut from Cotton Candy felt finishes my 6-inch June calendar page.

To create pleats in clothing where they are not already drawn, just color the same upside down V pattern where you think they would look most natural. In this Birdie Brown Sunflower Sweetheart image, I used the curves in the bottom of the dress as a guide for coloring the pleats:


Thanks so much for joining me today – I hope this tutorial is helpful to you when coloring your MFT images!



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21 Responses to Getting Inky with Our New Hybrid Formula Pt. 3

  1. 1
    RoTMG Hacks says:

    Paragraph writing is also a excitement, if you know after that
    you can write or else it is complex to write.

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    Joleen says:

    Super great tutorial Sharon! Thank you so much for sharing it! It was very helpful to me, I don’t know much about Copic coloring. Just purchased some and hope to give it a whirl!! Thanks again for sharing. Love the project and the card!!

  3. 3
    Lagene says:

    Super cute little girls! Thanks for the Copics coloring tutorial!

  4. 4
    Amante del Papel says:

    wow is just amazing!!!

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    Phyllis Fernandez says:

    Wow! Love your tutorial!

  6. 6
    Cynthia Clark says:

    Great tutorial, I’m just starting to collect Copics and excited to learn more.

  7. 7
    MelanieR says:

    Have just started using Copics and there is so much to learn. Thank you for the tutorial.

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    Susie Oliver says:

    Thank you for the tutorial!

  9. 9
    Debbie says:

    Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!

  10. 10
    Justina says:

    Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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    JennBeautiful says:

    Thank you for such detailed instructions on the project!! It is beautiful and just adore the Razzle Berry Pink!!! Gorgeous!!

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    Tesa Cook says:

    I love the way you put that together. Great style!

  13. 13
    Nancy M. says:

    Cute cute calendar page! Great coloring tutorial. The sneak peaks of this release look great, and I’d love to try the new hybrid inks!

  14. 14

    this little girl is a doll….. and i appreciate the detailed instructions on coloring her and how i can make pleats where there are not any. i am learning so much from your blog site and really really take advantage from and learn better from the demos. thank you for taking the time to do them. and love the calendar idea too !!

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    Mary Lehett says:

    Thank you for the coloring instructions. love the new June releases. I look forward to checking for your emails every Wednesday for card making ideas.

  16. 16
    Carolyn Clark says:

    I’m new to coloring images, but these are so cute I think I’ll have to take the plunge.

  17. 17
    Mary says:

    Thanks for the tutorial!! Love the little girl!!!

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    Kit says:

    Thanks for the coloring lesson. Copics are so much fun.

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    marcia says:

    that was great! how do I use the copics markers for darker skin tones?

  20. 20
    Rhandi D says:

    The tutorial on coloring with copics was great. I love coloring with copics but need so much more help in learning to color and blend better

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    Cheryl says:

    Love the color pallet