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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fun with Copic Markers

A short post today with a card for the Moxie Fab Stamping with Markers challenge that ends tomorrow.   For my card I decided to do a little coloring on my stamps with Copic markers.   The technique works on the same principle as coloring on your stamps with regular makers and then spritzing the stamp with water and stamping to get a watercolor effect.   The only difference is with Copic markers you spritze the stamp with rubbing alcohol.   It is my understanding, though, that this technique is best when used with solid rubber stamps.  I have never tried this technique with clear stamps.  The other issue is the fact that Copics leave a stain behind on your solid rubber stamps, but I learned today that Staz-On stamp clear will remove the staining (yay!!)



For my card I used only two Copics (V06 & YG93).  The image is from Penny Black.  It took me several tries to get an image that wasn't oversprayed or undersprayed.  I have examples that show what it looks like when you spritz too much rubbing alcohol {the upper one} and when you spritz too little {the lower one}.   Sorry the photos aren't so good... its a rainy day here in northwest!


Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! orchid; Copic Markers; rubbing alcohol; Stamps:  Penny Black Iris; SU! Easter Blessings

9 comments:

Brenda said...

Absolutely stunning Rosemary! I never knew one could do this with Copic markers.

Lin said...

Beautiful, Rosemary - this image looks lovely stamped this way!

Heather Maria said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous, Rosemary! Love the colours and wonderful watercolour effect you have achieved! I didn't realise you could do this technique with Copics and rubbing alcohol - thanks for the tip!

Barb said...

Love this, Rosie! So good to know. . .I was always afraid to use the Copics on my stamps. This turned out beautifully!

Cath said...

Hey Rosemary! Thanks for entering the Stamping with Markers Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Robin K. said...

Had no idea you could use copics like this! Such a beautiful result!

Elise said...

Golly, golly GOSH, Rosie! THIS is positively exquisite! {I know I say that ALL the time about your work - but your work is just ALWAYS exquisite!} So, how does a girl emphasize that just a TAD bit more? Dunno. I'll just say that YOU have definitely earned your certification: that's what I'm TALKIN' about! Yipeeeeeee!

Nat said...

Hi Rosemary :)love the effect of the rubbing alochol! gives such a beautiful watercolor look :) love these designs!! Lucky you to have received a card from Greta too! Cant wait to see it! :)

velta said...

Wow Rosi!!! This looks like a water color painting that should be put in a frame and hanged where it can be seen time and again. I have a greek watercolor picture in my office that reminds me of this beautiful image and I just love it! Thanks for telling your technique! Have a great rest of the week :)