Tutorial: Creating Landscapes with Copics

Today I have three cards posted on the myStamp BOX blog. Make sure to check them out!

For two of my cards, I created some very simple landscapes. Here's a step by step tutorial on how I created them.

For this technique, I used my Copic markers, my Copic air brush system and some scraps of paper (a curve and a scalloped circle shape).

1. Place your curved piece of scrap paper onto your paper surface. I lightly sprayed along the edge of the shape using a light Copic green marker.

2. Reposition the curve to create another hill. Spray again along the curve.

3. Reposition the curve again. This time to create the illusion of depth, I used a richer, slightly darker shade of green Copic marker.

4. Reposition the curve and layer your marker to achieve your desired landscape. I filled in the colour in between my hills to create a unified design.

5. To create some soft clouds in the sky, place your scalloped circle on your page..... start working from the ground up. Spray lightly over the top of the scalloped edge.

6. Reposition the scalloped circle all over the desired area. Spray colour according to your desired effect. Work your way up towards the top of your sky.

Here is my sample of the landscape and sky effect used on my 2 cards.

This same technique can be created using ink and a soft sponge if you do not have an air brush. Just be very careful with your application of colour. Sponges can leave lines or marks due to the the surface you have your ink on. Practice first and have fun creating your next landscape!

Here's an example of one of my cards where I used the "hill" technique. The sky is just lightly sprayed here and there with blue Copic marker to achieve a soft cloudy effect.

Have a great day and don't forget to check out my 3 card examples of creating a scene on the myStamp BOX blog.

For those of you who like BLOG CANDY and are participating in my month long blog candy contest (details here), to earn a BONUS name in the ballot box, go to the myStamp BOX blog and tell me which one of the three cards you like the best and leave a comment for me on my blog post there. Good luck!


  1. OMG how adorable! You are so talented Ally!

  2. Oh! Wow! That's so cool!!!

  3. Ally...omgosh this is just absolutely fabulous! gosh you are one talented lady!

  4. ohh forgot...thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  5. HOLY COW!!!! thats amazing!

  6. Just gorgeous! Love those cards (the winter one looks esp amazing!). Hope you do some more Copic tutorials. No one around here teaches classes, and I want to learn the techniques (so I have an excuse to buy some!)

  7. OMG Ally!!! That is AMAZING!!! I soo love this and thanks for the tutorial...I never saw that spray thing before.

  8. Anonymous3:49 PM

    Holy Crap Ally - that is incredible!!!

  9. you rock. 'nuff said.

  10. Wow! Your cards are awesome! What a great technique!!! It is so hard to pick just one favorite!!! I would say I love the brightness of "Greetings from here to there" so I'll pick that one...


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