Northern Lights Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

Barb here with a fun tutorial using Copics and an Airbrush to create Northern lights in a starry sky.  I found some photos on-line to use.  Here is an example that I used.


Here's what you'll need to get started!
Copic markers, airbrush, Express It Copic paper, craft mat.

Step 1:  Airbrush Y17 in 3 stripes across paper.  Leaving
the lower third white.

Step 2:  With V09 add 3 stripes right next to the yellow.

Step 3: With B29 spray all strips lightly to blend and
go heavier around the upper 3 edges creating a sky effect.

Step 4: Spray E23 to lower 3rd creating the ground.
Go back over with E18 around edges on lower 3rd to
create depth. This takes practice.  It took me a few tries
to get the look I wanted.
Step 5:  Now stamp your image.  

Here's the finished card!

A close up of the image

I hope if you own a Copic airbrush you will give 
this easy technique a try!  Happy Holidays!

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  1. Wow, this came out so pretty! Great tute and thanks for sharing with us how you brought your night sky to life! Thanks for also joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema Martinez
    IDCB Owner

  2. Awesome card, love all the details
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  3. What a wonderful technique and such a beautiful outcome.Just perfect for that stamp.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  4. Such an amazing background technique - love it.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn x

  5. The background turned out amazing, great technique! Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4Fun
    Tina dt