Stamping with Copic Markers – Mother’s Day Card
Yes, stamping with copic markers is possible. And it’s a lot of fun. And at the price we pay for these babies, it’s important that they pull double duty!
On this Mother’s Day card, I stamped with distress ink and copic markers…and I love how it turned out. I’ll show you how I did it, step-by-step.
Stamping with Copic Markers – Step by Step
Step one for me is stamping the background. This way, if I mess up on the big stamp (or a repeated image) I won’t have ruined my card. I used Scattered Straw Distress Ink for this project.
Step two is to color the stamp with copic markers. I use the chisel tip…if for no other reason than to finally have a reason to use it! Actually, I use it because the colors may bleed a bit and I don’t want to ruin the brush tip (though you should clean it off on a piece of scratch paper if it picks up another color).
Step three is to mist the stamp with various ink. The markers have long since dried…so it needs to be remoistened (see notes below). I filled a mini mister with the blender solution.
Step four is to stamp the greeting and other elements. In this case, I stamped Happy Mother’s Day in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Last step is to distress edges and/or embellish as desired. The card at the top of this post has distressed edges (using a blending tool). The card below does not. Both cards have gems and ribbon (attached with Zots).
Stamping with Copic Markers – How It Works
Stamping with copic markers is a little different than coloring with water-based markers such as marvy or tombow. Copic markers are alcohol based and they dry very quickly. Once you finish coloring a stamp you’ll need to mist it with various ink (0 colorless blender solution) to moisten the ink. Then you can stamp away.
Since stamping with copic markers requires a mister, the stamped image may look more blurry…giving it a watercolor look. So I wouldn’t use this technique on an image that I want to have a crisp clean line
In the photo above, you can see several cards I made and wasn’t happy with. I didn’t mist the stamp evenly, so parts of the image are more “water colored” than others.
Stamping with Copic Markers – Supply List
- Stamps: Composer’s Dream by Stampabilities; Big Winter Queen Anne by Fred Mullett; Happy Mother’s Day by Hero Arts
- Inkpads: Distress Ink – Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain
- Markers: RV34, YG63, YG23, B24
- Paper: White Georgia Pacific; generic for all other colors
- Embellies: gems, ribbon
- Other: blending tool, Zots