CategoryMichelle Houghton

Copic Skin Tones that Look Real

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Copic Markers are such a versatile tool in the hands of an artist. We love seeing how each of our stamps can look totally different depending on the creativity and techniques of each person. Today we are going to follow along with Michelle, as she shows us how to achieve realistic copic skin tones. She did a series on darker skin tones earlier in the year, you can find links to those posts at the bottom. We hope she inspires […]

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Easy and Bright Summer Bloom Card

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Hellooooo crafty friends, Michelle with you today bringing you a bright summer bloom card using the new and awesome Color Fuse inks! As we all hunker down and do our part to keep our friends and families safe and healthy one thing we can keep doing is crafting. (I’ll be cleaning and packing as well, with breaks of crafty/coloring goodness.) Today I have this bright simple card using some of the NEW Color Fuse Inks from Rubbernecker and one of […]

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Copic Skin Tutorial and No-Line Coloring

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Good morning creative friends! Michelle here, and today I have for you the third installment of looking at darker skin tones with Rubbernecker Stamps in this Copic skin tutorial using no line coloring for a truly hand painted look! If you missed the first two in this series you can see them here and here.  I have been looking at coloring darker skin tones on a series of new stamps released by Rubbernecker. I have been trying to share a […]

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How to Color Darker Skin Tones with Copics

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Good morning all, Michelle here with you today. I have my second installment featuring how to color darker skin tones with Copics on another beautiful image by Rubbernecker Stamps – you can see the first post here. This image is considerably darker than the first. I am OK with how the skin turned out, I have used this combo before with better results, but I LOVE how her hair turned out so I am sharing!     Base the entire […]

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Tips for Coloring Dark Skin With Copics

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Coloring dark skin with copics takes a little more time and patience than lighter variations, typically there are more layers of ink, they are heavier by nature with not as much alcohol solution in the mix. So it takes a little more practice and a lot more mistakes to get images where you would like them to go. You know me I am always up for a good challenge! So when Rubbernecker asked if some of the design team members […]

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Colorful Fish Friends Card – SO Cute!

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Hey friends, Michelle Here today! I have a little Rubbernecker inspiration to perk up your mid-week with a colorful fish friends card! I was feeling very colorful today and wanted to create something vibrant and fun, so this project is what came to mind. I have all the steps broken down for the actual card making this time, including step by step photos!  Take a looks, see what you think! I am starting with the stamp “Fish Group” from Rubbernecker […]

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Simply Fabulous Dog Card

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Michelle Here today, ringing in the New Year with this “simply fabulous” dog card! It is a new year and a brand-sparkling-new decade!!! How many people feel like Y2K was just a few years ago? Ummm 20 years ago…say what?!? 2020 has arrived wether we are ready for it or not. I am starting the year getting creative with Rubbernecker Stamps. I love this adorable guy! He “speaks” to me! I colored this sweet image with Copic Markers keeping the […]

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Warm Holiday Season Wishes: Cozy Snowman Card

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Happy Happy Thanksgiving to friends and family; Michelle here today!  I hope you are staying warm this holiday season, as most of the states are having a very chilly thanksgiving. Today I’ve made a cozy snowman card as well as a festive wreath card to warm your hearts.  As I roll through this week and realized “Woah!” Sunday is December 1st! I am glad I have a few winter and holiday cards prepared for the season. I created 2 recently […]

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“Just Because” Cards

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Hi all, Michelle here today, popping up this Friday morning to share a little Rubbernecker and Copic inspiration with some “just because” cards – don’t we always need some of those?. RN has a whole series of these funny animals that are just too cute and work well for  “just because” cards. They look a little frazzled which is completely appropriate for me most days! I started with this little bird and got him all colored: You’ll notice I broke […]

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Winter Wonderland and Elf Boot Cards

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Today I’ve got TWO treats for you – winter wonderland and elf boot cards that are sure to make you smile! Hidey Ho, Michelle here! Happy November to you all! Have you seen all the new stamps from Rubbernecker for the Holiday season? I have been lucky enough to get a couple of them and I have two to share today! One of them was featured in a video Wednesday over at the Copic In The Craft Room YouTube channel, […]

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Layered Brushed Butterfly Card

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Hello my friends, Michelle here! Today I wanted to share my latest creation using the Brushed Butterfly stamps and Nested Rectangle Scallop Die set from Rubbernecker Stamps. I decided to keep this one simple as usual, but I love when a group challenges you to push your normal. Like using a certain number of dies or adding sentiments which is not always the easiest. Sometimes the results turn out just right! On top of the card base there are 3 […]

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Cute Owl Cards with Coffee – What Better?

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Hello crafty friends and family, Michelle here with a design for cute owl cards featuring coffee – what a great combination! Woo-Hoo, it is finally Friday! I am super excited to be sharing a card this week featuring another Rubbernecker Stamps image. I have been an owl fan for a long time and Rubbernecker is another company that has an owldorable set of these cuties (see what I did there)! I colored my guy up with Copics of course! To […]

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Happy Announcement! GDT Michelle Houghton

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Hello Michelle, I have a fun new post today! for the next few months, I am part of the Guest Design Team over at Rubbernecker Stamps! And today is my first day to post. I used one of Rubbernecker’s beautiful watercolor stamps, Scarlet Star to create this beautiful image by stamping with my Copic Markers. If you have not seen me run through this process before here is a link to the YouTube video showing how I created this! Then […]

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