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Copic Ink Backgrounds (with Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder)

Copic Ink Backgrounds

A while ago I did some testing comparing Alcohol Ink Backgrounds and the same ideas using Copic Various Ink Refills. I discovered at that time that the techniques can be used with Neenah cardstock if the paper is saturated with colorless blender first….so today, I have some more playtime to share to expand on that idea! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The first one was with light colors, and the texture created was very subtle. Coloring the flowers on top of the light color was very easy even with light colors.

I created the sentiments for each card using the “Hello Brushstroke” die from Ellen Hutson – diecutting with ScorTape on the back of it so it became a sticker, then adding Glossy Accents. This first one I stuck down in the wrong spot – it wasn’t centered, but wasn’t off-center enough to look intentional, so I created an exclamation point  by using half an H to make it! Each sentiment was covered with Glossy Accents.

Richer colors (RV04 and V04) made for a more powerful color comb0 but coloring in flowers was a little more challenging. The texture is mostly smooth after tilting the paper to keep it from settling in one area more than another.

Each panel was cut down to layer on a black panel which was edged with gold Delicata ink (tapping the pad along the edge of the paper) then popped up on dimensional adhesive on black card bases.

Last but not least, my favorite – I didn’t worry too much about coloring into the flowers and leaves except a choice few petals and leaves. I love that the inks settled in more textured patterns since I didn’t swish it around as much while wet.


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11 thoughts on “Copic Ink Backgrounds (with Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder)

  1. Just beautiful. My favorite is the blue/green background. I may try this with my alcohol inks as I don’t own that brand of marker or refills.

  2. These cards are awesome Sandy, thank you so much.

  3. Love how you played with the different strengths of blending solution and refill inkers. I haven’t got any of these products as yet because I don’t use my pens enough to warrant purchasing these at the moment. I might though purchase the inks and blending solution and try out stamping prior to putting the colour on as you have done here because I love how you have coloured on top of the finished dried inks. Can’t wait to see the next video you send out Sandy, each one teaches me something new thank you. :O)

  4. You look & sound like you had tons of fun playing with your inks & lots of colourless blender. Am really liking the end results, my favourite is down to pure colours I prefer & that’s the really pinky purple card but all look fab . Thanks xxx

  5. What a post with super cool cards!

  6. Thanks for the video to show how much colorless blender you used and the different results. And your beautiful cards that you created! The partial coloring looks great.

  7. Fun

  8. Great technique.

  9. Just stunning!

  10. I must try this today.A beautiful technique.

  11. Fun technique, Sandy, with wonderful results. I don’t own any refills, but the grey cells are working to come up with a way I can make things work…

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