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Oopsie Daisy

Marker Painting Basics + The Art of Flicking

New to Copic Markers? New to Vanilla Arts Classes? This class is perfect for beginners and casual colorers.

Join Amy Shulke, a professional illustrator and marker enthusiast for a cheerful floral lesson- Vanilla Arts style!

Marker Painting is a completely different approach to coloring with markers. Amy teaches students basic techniques and color theory based on the way artists use paint. Instead of focusing on "how" to color a selected stamp image, Amy shows you the "why" behind color selection, shade, layering, and depth. This provides students with the necessary knowledge to color any stamp image in their collection and every stamp they might purchase in the future.

In one hour lesson, Amy covers the flick technique and how to use it with both marker and colored pencil to develop depth in floral images.

Other techniques put to use in Oopsie Daisy:

  • Flicking
  • Overflicking
  • Push & Pull
  • Pointillism
  • Color Bounce
  • Color Kissing
  • Temperture Balance
  • Basic techniques for technical pen and colored pencil details


ATTENTION PATREON STUDENTS: PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING

This class is a refreshed version of the class that ran in August & September 2016.

Purchasing this class will give you the FOREVER ACCESS that is not available under the Patreon reward system.

Students who were members in August 2016 can purchase this class at a discount. Please email Amy to receive a link to purchase at your reduced rate.

One Hour Course includes:

  • 15 minute video- deep-dive look at the flick stroke called The Art of Flicking
  • 45 minute video- color along style instructional video
  • Oopsie Daisy digital stamp in three handy formats (PNG, JPG, or quick print PDF)
  • recipe guide
  • full color sample, underpainting guide, detailed color map
  • bonus guide: push & pull for florals
  • discussion board (on this class site, not at Patreon)

Required Supplies: full supply list included in class package

  • high-quality marker cardstock
  • Copic Markers- B24, B26, BV20, BV23, G28, Y15, YG11, YG23, YG17, YR12
  • fine-line technical pens (0.3) in light green (not olive), sepia/golden brown, yellow
  • artist quality colored pencils- Indigo Blue, Denim Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cloud Blue, Chartreuse, Light Yellow, Baby Pink, Lilac

Your Instructor


Amy Shulke
Amy Shulke

Amy is a professional freelance technical illustrator with 25 years of experience in graphic arts. She has a special passion for teaching crafters and shy artists to stretch their boundaries by incorporating established art techniques to their coloring projects. Join Amy for fun and highly informative lessons which will not only change the way you color but the way you see color in the world around you.


Class Curriculum


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  "Oopsie Daisy" - the printables
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  Oopsie Daisy- extra resources
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  The Art of Flicking- how to flick with brush tip markers
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"It's the OMG moments. That's why Amy's classes rock. She explains things that you've maybe noticed before but never thought much about. I love it!"

"At 62 years of age I have no illusions about becoming a great artist but. I am so appreciative of the change in my perception since taking classes with Amy at Vanilla Arts Co. Now I see the play of colors, the motion and the grace... It's a great way to view the world around me."

"I just love the things I'm learning and can't wait to start the next project. Your images are challenging for me and I like that. I'll never look at another image and how to color it the same again!"

"I warn people when they sign up for your classes-- it's not just Copic, it's sooooooooo much more."

"Thank you, Amy for your generous nature. There are many gifted people in the world but you share your gifts so freely. Your classes are wonderful and I sincerely hope that the new online project allows more and more students to fall in love with your classes."

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
Immediately! As soon as you're through the registration and payment processes, the class material will be automatically opened for you.
How much of the course will I have access to? Do you stagger the release of information?
This course is 100% FULL ACCESS from the moment you join. Work at your own pace and do as much (or as little) as you want.
How long do I have access to the course?
Lifetime access! You have unlimited access to the content for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What skill level does this class require?
This class is for true beginners. No drawing skills required. No previous marker experience required. Want more info? Email me at amy@vanillaarts.com
Is the digital stamp included or do I have to purchase it elsewhere?
The digital stamp is included in the class materials. No new purchase necessary. If you previously downloaded the stamp from Patreon, it has not changed. The same version is used here.
What if I already purchased this class at Patreon?
PLEASE EMAIL AMY TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT! Discount available only to students who purchased the original Oopsie Daisy class in August 2016. amy@vanillaarts.com
How is this class different than it's first run at Patreon?
Forever access. New audio track on The Art of Flicking. Brightened and color corrected the coloring process video to eliminate the dark look. Bonus printable on Floral Push & Pull now included. Discussion board on site here rather than at Patreon.
What if I'm missing a few markers or supplies from the required list?
I'm very liberal about supply substitutions. BUT please understand that not all markers behave the same way, even if the colors are very similar. Every substitution you make will change the look of your finished project. If you are missing a color and want advice on alternatives, email me at amy@vanillaarts.com for further info.
What if I use a different brand of marker?
I'll be honest, I use Copic because of their brush nib. I've yet to find another maker brand with nibs as springy and juicy. I would suggest that my techniques are unlikely to work well without a brush nib... but if you've got brush nib markers and are willing to match my colors to your brand, GO FOR IT. I will warn you that I won't be much help troubleshooting any blending problems you encounter because I won't be able to test your blends myself.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.

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