Hello Roadies and welcome back!! Today, I’d like to show you how I use my alcohol markers to colour heat embossed images. There seems to be two schools of thought when it comes to this technique, 1.) Embossing powder does not hurt the tips of your markers and 2.) It does. When it comes to my Copics, I always err on the side of caution because those babies are not cheap!!
For this to work well, I recommend the use of a stamp positioning tool. I use the Misti. I started by picking one of the beautiful floral images from the Bella Flora Stamp Set. And to spice things up a bit, I decided to use kraft cardstock. I LOVE the look of Copics on kraft!!
For the first stamping, I used a copic safe ink. You can use almost any colour for this as it will be covered later.
I stamped this multiple times. NOTE: Do not remove the stamp from the stamp positioner!!
When using Copics or any other alcohol based markers on kraft cardstock, you have to be aware that the colours will be fairly muted. So, if you want a vibrant look, choose darker colours.
This actually looks quite pretty as is! Very no line-esque! Before placing the panel back into the Misti, I hit it quickly with my heat tool because there was quite a bit of ink laid down in certain areas. I gave it a good dusting of anti static powder, inked the stamp with the Wow Embossing Pad (3 times), and added white embossing powder. And voila..
The white of the embossing actually makes the colours pop a little bit more! On the top purple flower, some of the ink actually bled through the embossing so I should have heat set it a little longer. To put this card together, I used the co-ordinating die from the Bella Flora Dies and foam mounted the coloured pieces to a white scalloped panel.
The sentiment uses die from the die set as well and the (very crooked) stamped “you’re” comes from the Bella Flora Stamp Set. The Bella Flora dies is really a staple set as it can be used completely on its own!!
This card is very subtle with all the kraft and white but the added bits of colouring throughout the embossing is quite striking..I think 🙂
I added a few clear sequins to add a little sparkle and called this card finished!! If you haven’t tried this technique or using your alcohol markers on kraft, I hope you’ll give it a try!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Until next time…