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Copic Coloring Patterned Paper (Inspired By #3)

Today is part one of two – and it’s inspired by a card made by an awesome crafty peep! For a few months now I’ve been sharing techniques inspired by something sent in by one of YOU….and this month, it’s the fabulous Denise! Here’s the sweet card she sent in:


(Denise! Send me links to your social media, I’d love to share!)

Denise stamped everything onto patterned paper – and I love how it looks! But my problem arose quickly – I really don’t have patterned paper any more! Ack! I use it so rarely that there was none in my stash….so today it’s time to make some!

Copic coloring patterned papers

For these patterned papers – I started with plain ol’ white Neenah cardstock. For Denise’s beautiful card, she colored on top of purchased patterned paper, which is perfectly fine – but if you need to make some, like me, you’ll get good control over exactly the Copic colors you want on your card. You can match your stamped images perfectly! I inked up background stamps with dye inks, and started coloring. Watch the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

Remember to keep an eye on your nibs; dye inks will break down a bit with Copic inks, and that means you may end up with a little on your nib, so scribble off on scrap paper if that happens. If you use dark inks, be sure not to go really light with marker colors or that could be a bigger issue with nibs.
Sandy Allnock Copic patterned papers

These are older background stamps – links are below if you want to try them. But I encourage you to get out your own background stamps and see what you can come up with to make them look like patterned paper; so many possibilities!

My next post will show you how to create the lovely chickadees you saw in the sneak peek in this video. Don’t forget to subscribe so you can see part 2 when it’s posted!


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the listed items to go directly to it. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

  1. Stamps: Hero Arts, Looped Circle Background, Five Line Background
  2. Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 25 pk
  3. Inks: Wplus9’s Falling for Blue, Pumpkin Spice, Hayride, Hero Arts Green Hills
  4. Hex Chart
  5. Copic Markers:  BG07 BG45 YG61 YR27  YR14  E37  YR18  YG01  YG00  Y00  E41
  6. Zig Wink of Stella, Clear —-
  7. Ranger Glossy Accents —- Big bottleMini bottle

20 thoughts on “Copic Coloring Patterned Paper (Inspired By #3)

  1. […] into the book. The panel on the bookmark on the right, by the way, was created while I was making THESE. And then assembled with the Fuse. See more of the products in the supply list at the end of this […]

  2. Coloring!!! So much fun

  3. Would stamping with Memento colored dye inks cause the smearing problem that you were experiencing?

    1. Memento shouldnt bleed nearly as much as dye inks – but I wanted the inks to soften and blend in. Lots of ways to use different inks with Copics 🙂

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  5. Such a fun way to get a little extra life out of your background stamps. I have so many and I don’t think I’ve used them in years. 🙂

  6. What an awsome idea! A fun way to make your own backgrounds. I appreciate the time and effort you put in your work and videos.

  7. Love your video as well as all background papers. The five line YG61 is my favorite!

  8. Great tutorial, beautiful backgrounds, Sandy, thank you.kmills

  9. Sandy, this is just too cool! I’ve already taken a background stamp, matched some ink pads to Copics on my/your hex chart, and made several patterned papers following your suggestions. Really enjoying this tip. Thank you so much for the video!

  10. Great video. Thanks for the great tips.

  11. Oh what fun it is to play………. Great idea!

  12. This looks like such a relaxing process. I ordered the Loop Stamp so I can try it. I may just make extras just so I can color. Thank you for the video.

  13. Love this idea of stamping on pattern paper – so cute!

  14. Great video Sandy. Love how you made all the pretty patterns and colored them. This would be a great project for snowy days, which it’s doing right now. lol I really enjoy your videos!

  15. Great tutorial! I’m going to try for different plaids.

  16. Fun video and great ideas, Sandy! Makes me look at my backgrounds in a different way – and to color them – woohoo! Hugs!

  17. This is a wonderful idea!! Thank you so much for sharing it. I have a lot of background stamps and I love to color with the Copics. Have a wonderful day.

  18. Denise did such a nice job on her card! Thanks for sharing the technique for background paper. Sadly, it’s one I won’t need for a long time as I have so much patterned paper that it’s almost embarrassing. Have a great day Sandy!

  19. Thanks for the wonderful tips. Good to have for when I need something I don’t have. Plus it looks fun.

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