Coloring with Copic Markers for Natural-looking Blooms


I’ve always said, “I’m a gardener first, paper artist second!”  For me, it’s not just creating flowers, but flowers that resemble those grown in our gardens or given in bouquets.  I’ve been doing FaceBook Live Tutorials, not only how I assemble the dies I create, but showing how simple it is to color and shade the petals (and leaves) to make people do a double-take that these flowers are actually made of paper.

Here’s a List of Copic Markers that I used on the projects I did this past week.  If you missed the video, it does stay up on my FaceBook paper–Susan’s Garden Club.



Y19 & Y38

R89 & R59


V09 & V15


Y09, YR15, & Y38


Distress Ink/Forest Moss around the edges

PanPastel/Bright Yellow Green to accentuate the stem line


PanPastel/Diarylide Yellow for the centers only, use Soft Finish White cardstock


E19 & R59


Y19 and shaded the centers with R59

Autumn Leaves:

Oak Leaves: E19, YR14, & YR27

Maple Leaves: R37, YR09, YG95, U19

Birch Leaves: Y19 & YG95

Hawthorne Leaves: Y19, YG95, YR14

I hope that answers your questions on what I used–have fun creating beautiful Autumn bouquets!