Sunday, March 7, 2010

Texturizing Jeans Tutorial

I have a cool tutorial for you today! This is a technique that I show in my Copic 102 class at Enchanted Cottage. I thought it would be fun to show you all here. Below are the supplies you will need. (Note: i also use the Copic ABS1 airbrush system to do the background later, but that is optional for you)

For this technique I love using this adorable Changito image from Stampendous! He's hugging his daddy's legs...which are of course just right to make into jeans. After he is stamped, go ahead and color him with the copics of your choosing. The colors I used are shwon and listed at the bottom of the post.

After your image has been colored fully then you are ready to texturize! You can make all kinds of amazing textures with Copic colorless Blending Solution. For jeans I cut a small piece off the cuff of some old jeans. I put a small amount of Colorless Blender solution in a Mini Mister from Ranger. Spray the jean scrap pretty thoroughly.

Then apply the jean scrap to the image, trying to keep it just over the jean portion of the image, so you don't make Changito look like jeans too! Press down pretty firmly. You can move the scrap and repeat as needed.

Here is a close up so you can see how well the texturizing works! Pretty cool, huh? A special thnaks to Sally Lynn MacDonald for suggesting creating Jeans texture. She did my Copic certification last year.

Next I masked off the Changito image as well as all around the outside of the block so that I can spray the area with my Airbrush system.

Here is what the image looks like masked off as well as what it looks like before I trim the panel and finish off my card.

ANd finally for my finished card. I used papers from My Minds Eye Abbey Road Collection. The sentiment is also from Stampendous! All supplies are listed below and all the copics I used are also pictured at the bottom of the post.

Well, thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to check back in tomorrow for my first peek from Hula Week at InSTyle Stamps!

  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Knee Hugger Changito, Hang on to You (Stampendous!)
  • Paper: Abbey Road pp (My Minds Eye); white cs (Neenah); Kraft cs (Bazzill))
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versacolor Pinecone & Mountain Lake (Tsukineko)
  • Accessories: buttons (Basic Grey); Copic markers: 0, E11, E15, E25, E27, B41, B45, BF72, G82 & ABS1 (Imagination Internatioonal)


  1. I'll have to try this! Such a darling card.

  2. Oh wow! That is very cool! Love the jeans texture and your air brushing is wonderful! Such a cute card!

  3. This is AWESOME! I never knew you could do something like this.....where do you teach your copic classes and do you do any online.?? I have been trying to take a certification class but still haven't gotten the info from them ={

  4. Too cute!! My stampin buddy show me how to do this about a year ago and I still have never tried it!! This card turned out so cute!!

  5. Cyndi, it's adorable!! Great job. :) What a perfect stamp for this technique.

    Sally Lynn MacDonald


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