Welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday Copic Markers & Metallic Paper post. Our post today is going to venture into a coloring technique: alcohol markers and metallic paper. As pretty as some of the results were, I have yet to give this another run. I may have to change that up as I have more color options than I did before. Let’s take a look.
Copic Markers & Metallic Paper
The other day I saw a post on one of the StampTV forums about using Copic markers with metallic papers. My paper stash still has some silver and gold metallic cardstock from making Christmas cards, so I inked up a stamp to give a try. Typically, when I use metallic papers it is just as an accent. Because of that I learned the hard way that Memento ink does not dry on this slick surface. Oops! I restamped my rose image from B & J’s Art Stamps and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
I decided to take a couple pieces of scrap paper to see what the ink would look like. Since I don’t have a lot of markers to chose from, I wanted to pick the best combination. This was an interesting learning experience – in my hands, not all Copic ink colors work well on metallic paper.
Gold Metallic Paper
I started my little experiment with some shiny gold cardstock and Y17 Golden Yellow and YG63 Pea Green Copic markers. In the two images below, you can see how the ink adds color, but is still transparent. I’ve been trying to come up with a way to describe what this reminds me of. So far stained glass seems to be the best choice.
Silver Metallic Paper
I used the same stamp and marker colors on this piece of silver card stock. Honestly, I’m not as impressed with this look. To me it just seems flat and not very exciting.
I did a second attempt with a different silver cardstock. This is more of a brushed silver than shiny like the finished card above. I do not like this one at all. I also realized the more layers of ink you lay down, the worse it looks. That is really obvious in the leaves.
Another thing I learned; do not try this technique at night. The glare of an overhead light on the metallic paper is murder on the eyes! LOL also, as much as I enjoy working with it, photographing metallic paper is a royal pain in the butt!!
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out today’s Flashback Friday Copic Markers & Metallic Paper post. This was an interesting experiment and an important learning moment as well. Until that day, I had no idea that Memento ink would not dry on the slick metallic surface. Have you tried using alcohol markers on metallic paper? If you have, how did it turn out for you? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
Want to check out some of my other posts using Copic markers? See them all here: Copic Marker Archives. Until then, have a fantastic weekend and I will see back in the craft room again real soon!