Rather than “Copic on Watercolor Paper”, this tutorial might be entitled “DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.” lol! But the stamp set is so cute I’m showing you my card anyway.
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Trinity Stamps hit it out of the park for us crafters with this Crafters Heart set, with *one* little exception: there are no Copics in the drawing!? ha! I know, I know, I use #allthethings so I’m mostly fine with it. But I’ve not used my Copics much lately (in the studio) and neeeded to get my jam on. Is it legal to color a stamp like this in anything that doesn’t show up in the stamp!?
My first try at this card was using alcohol inks; I only have about 5 colors, and they’re well…not nice colors. But I tried this on Neenah with them, and it bled like mad. as did Copic on Neenah when painted like this; so much fluid just makes the color go all over! My solution: switch to Arches watercolor paper!
- Use Copic friendly ink, this will bleed a lot otherwise.
- Use good watercolor paper (all cotton) so it absorbs the color and doesn’t spread it out.
- It doesn’t bleed through, at least at the quantity of ink I used, so you could get away with a 1 layer card.
My fussy cutting isn’t what it once was, so to “hide” that fact, I used the same Arches for the card base to make that less noticeable. (It showed up horribly on a red card base which was my first try!) I also added Glossy Accents to all the little colored bits – really added some spectacular shine and a touchable element.
I also rounded the bottom corners with my Corner Chomper – is that passé nowadays? Do people still round corners?
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- STAMP: Trinity Stamps Crafters Heart
- PAPER: Arches Cold Press Paper:
- INK: Jet Black Lawn Fawn Ink Pad