Friday, July 10, 2015

My Copic Journals

I am pleased to say that I have been getting some crafting done.  Last week I managed to FINALLY put together my Copic journals with pages that I printed from the Copic Munkies website over two years ago. I keep telling everyone that I am going to recommit to working with my Copics and become better at coloring. Coloring lots of little areas makes me impatient and I generally give up in frustration. I decided that if I practice while I'm listening to my recorded textbook, I'll get much needed practice and won't fall asleep as I listen to the book.  I figured that making the journals will set me on a path to being more like the Copic users that I admire.

In my zeal to get started, I printed out WAY too many pages using my Copic X-Pressit cardstock. I didn't want to waste it, so I ended up making two books and bound them both with my Cinch and 1-1/4" binding wires.  The paper is Basic Grey's Kioshi Collection which I received at my first ever CKC in 2010! I love that collection and now only have one sheet of paper left (hmmmm... may need to visit eBay and see if I can find some more)!  The little girl is a Robert Jackson image, and the bear comes from an online Copic class I took a long time ago.  Both images were previously colored and scanned into my computer, so those are actually copies instead of the original colored images. Used Spellbinders and my computer to make the labels, my McGill punch to make the tabs (sorry they're not visible in the pics), chipboard to make the covers and dividers, and embellishments from my stash.

These are some chunky little books!!! Hopefully they will both soon be full of practice images and a kaleidoscope of colors!

Thanks for looking!



  1. What cute copic journals. Your are so good at making books.

  2. Great idea and such cute books! Looking forward to seeing your pages. I wish my binding looked as professional as yours!

  3. A great idea. I love how you decorate and put them together tfs.
    TFS by my blog and leaving a comment.