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Copic + Stencils = Chalking Technique

I’m excited to be bringing you a fun and easy technique today…a technique for Copic + stencils, and paper to look like chalk!

 Copic + stencils = FUN new technique

I chose a Penny Black stencil called Sun Catcher – a huge flower without detail on the inside. I show you in the video how to create that second petal in front. I love how each flower comes out looking entirely different every time! I made a bunch of these and mailed them to my patrons recently.

Check out the video below to see how I created it….it’s sooooo easy! If you have trouble viewing the video below, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

The sentiment set is called The Big, The Bold, and You….Winnie and Walter is really BIG on sentiments!

And you can also try this technique with other markers and inks as well; for fluid, use whatever you would normally use to clean the medium off the stencil. Just be light with it – heavy fluid will make some cool effects too, but won’t come out like chalk.

Sandy Allnock - Copic + stencils = chalking


Thanks for visiting – I’m off on vacation, but my blog’s scheduled like mad…so keep on visiting! 🙂 I’ll have some #BTS pics of the trip over on my Instagram, so keep an eye out over there too!


Copics + stencils…I wonder what else can be done with them next!? Wheeee!

43 thoughts on “Copic + Stencils = Chalking Technique

  1. So great and love your intro and the technique

  2. This is amazing! Love the soft look!

  3. Sooooo pretty! Can’t wait to try this technique.

  4. Amazing! I wish my mistakes turned out so well!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this technique! I love it and am super excited to try it out!

  6. I really liked how simple it was yet elegant looking. I’m going to try it at my next card class. Even beginners should be able to do it.

  7. Wonderful technique. I am going to try it, thanks.

  8. Loved the technique. And I do love your intro. You are just so talented!

  9. Love your cards and the new technique. I will be trying. Love the intro as well.

  10. What a wonderful technique. So glad you created it. thanks.

  11. Hi Sandy,
    What a great card, awesome, and so are you for sharing this wonderful technique. The card is fantastic.

  12. Sandy you are a true artist! It’s just fascinating to watch your videos. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!!!

  13. Beautiful! Can’t wait to try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Great video! Thanks.

  15. WOW!!!! Will give this a go later today! A way to use stencils and Copics together? Yesyesyes!

  16. Sandy, you are beyond amazing. I love, love, love this technique!!!!

  17. I think you are fabuloso!! I do not normally work in water colors but after watching you bought a set and some paper and brushes. Can’t wait to try everything. Thanks for the inspiration

  18. Beautiful technique. Wish I had a stencil right now to try it out.

  19. Loved…Loved…Loved it!

  20. Wow wow wow love this technique love how soft it looks great idea now I need to get a bottle of the copic blender solution… Thank youuu

  21. failure is often the first step to success and this is success. So beautiful Thanks for sharing it with us.

  22. really neat technique will have to try it

  23. […] I sent Mom a care package this week….lots of blank cards for the residents at the rehab facility to sign, and a few for Mom to write out to thank the staff who are taking care of her. When I was at Queens Ink and talked with the store owner Patti, she told me the best gift she’d ever gotten was a pack of cards like this – not only did it help her thank the folks who were good to her, but made everyone want to take extra good care of her! The cards are mini versions of THIS one. […]

  24. […]  Sandy Allnock provided another technique called Faux Chalk with Copics.  You can find the video here.  Essentially, you take a stencil, color around the edges with copics and then with a damp cloth […]

  25. What a neat technique. Love the look you get from it. Another use for stencils. Thanks for sharing. Oh, I do like your intro and exit. I see you used your favorite color.


    1. Wanda, there’s a link at the end of the post.

  27. This is a fantastic technique, Sandy!! I love to learn new techniques and you make this look very easy! I’m excited to try it out! And your new swirly is divine, dahling! How fun! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a nice trip!

  28. I just love how oopsies can be turned into wonderful things, like this technique. Wonderful chalky-effect and beautiful card. I’d never bought the big open stencils like this because I never knew what to do with them, until now. This stamp set is truly on my wish list. Your new intro/exit is really beautiful – I’m a big ‘swirl’ fan; and love that you’ve put it with your fave color – it’s so you! Hope you have a fun vacation!

  29. The intro and out-tro(!) look so professional! Totally worth the effort it must have taken.
    Your chalking technique is great. So simple and serendipitous and gives such a soft look. It would work great with landscapes and snowy images, too I think. Need to count my pennies and think about becoming a patreon…

  30. I can hardly wait to try this. I love the soft look!

  31. This is beautiful Sandy! Thanks for sharing.

  32. Just a quick Hoozah for your new technique, so pretty…gotta go now and try it out for myself. Bye.

  33. Very cool…You are SO freaking creative!! And now I have to go buy that stamp set…cuz I love it!!

  34. Amazing technique!!!! Such gorgeous results!!

  35. When do you use Neeah’s 110# vs 80#? I just got my first batch in and am loving it!

  36. I love the beginning! Yellow!! What a cool technique, that looks amazingly easy.

  37. This is brilliant!

  38. This is great. I love my Copics and now I have a good excuse to buy more. I’ll try this today with a rose stencil I have. Thanks for sharing and I do like the new intro and ending.

  39. Love the chalking technique. Thank you so much for sharing.

  40. A happy accident as my Mum used to say! What a beautiful technique. I really liked the new intro too. BTW, I think you need to start including your nail polish color in the doobliedoo!

  41. Dear Sandy,
    Sometimes our mistakes can create real works of art! This is a great, easy technique. I think it’s absolutely beautiful!!!! I think that it’s wonderful that you are so willing to share you gifts with others. Thank you so much!

  42. Holy smokes this is amazing! Off to try it ….. thanks so much.

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