Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Peace - Silk Ribbon Embroidery and Copics

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." 
John 14:27

I haven't been able to put my Copics away quite yet. I made a card for my husband's cousin so I thought I would also enter it into the PaperArtsy Alcohol Inks and Pen Challenge.

I was inspired by the beautiful silk ribbon embroidery of

All the tutorials for these flowers can be found on the website here.

I began by printing scripture in an oval. I made two to take advantage of the whole page. Using a marker I positioned my flowers and leaves around the oval. I then printed out my scripture again on X-Press It Blending Card after removing the oval border on my computer.

I transferred the flower dots of my design to the blending card using the Copic Multiliner Pen and Copic markers for the oval and leaves.

I coloured the leaves first using YG13 and YG17. I lightly coloured the background using B000 and the blender pen. I also ran B000 around the edge of the topper and card.

I pierced the dots making small holes using a paper piercer. This makes it easy to pass the needle through the card.

I coloured the flowers using my Copic markers by just lightly touching the silk ribbon and allowing the colour to bleed and spread. I learned this technique from I just used Copic markers instead of Promarkers and card instead of fabric.

The colours I chose are:
Yellow: Y32 and Y35.
Violet: V12 and V15.
Pink: RV11 and RV13
Blue: B00 and B02.

The little tendrils I drew with coloured pencils to keep the soft look of the card.
I have so enjoyed this challenge by PaperArtsy and discovering the versatility of alcohol markers.


  1. Now that is a labour of love! and patience... You've managed to achieve a subtle colours with the pens and the flowers shaped from ribbon wow!