Copic Blending-Free inspired by Yana Smakula

Have you seen Yana's recent videos, HERE and HERE? I am so inspired by this abstract coloring; this was my first try and I love the results. I have watched Yana's videos again and see some things I can change for next time. I chose my colors based on the Altenew June 2020 Inspiration Challenge and the most recent video by Amber.

I stamped the same image on the background using TE Sea Salt (I wish now I wouuld have used a light tan color), stamping the main image for coloring in Gina K obsidian ink. I chose Copic colors that could be blended, but that's not the purpose in abstract coloring. It was super quick to color this way too! I added some sequins and several glossy accent dots to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week ahead!!



  1. Great job on this one Michele, I LOVE watching Yana and you have really done her technique justice, looks gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Gorgeous creation! I love the colouring technique you've used for this image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.
    Victoria DT

  3. Beautiful card!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! �� Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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