Copics on Rubber

When I first saw this Insightful Meadows set by Donna Downey (sold by Unity Stamp Co.), I knew I had to have it.  I love floral/nature block-style images.  I’ve always stamped this type of image by first coloring directly onto the stamp with Stampin’ Up markers.  I’d heard you can do the same with Copics but I had never tried it…until now.

For the floral image, I colored directly onto the rubber using an E55 (Light Camel) Copic.


For some reason, in my stamp room I have a small spritz bottle filled with regular, everyday rubbing alcohol.  It must have been required for a technique I long ago wanted to try.  So I tried spraying that over my inked stamp. I stamped directly onto patterned paper and stamped the sentiment over the image using Memento Rich Cocoa. Love the result!

I know spraying Copic’s Colorless Blending Solution works as well, but I didn’t have any in a sprayer.  After a bit of poking around, I discovered that rubbing alcohol does produce the same look but the alcohol can affect some of the Copic colors.  For  my card, I didn’t care.  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend!

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co. “Insightful Meadows” (Donna Downey)  Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa   Paper:  Papertrey Ink Kraft, My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found2 “Sunshine” (6×6)   Accessories:  E55 Copic marker, rubbing alcohol/spritzer, twill.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

12 responses to “Copics on Rubber

  1. This is stunning Michele!! What a great look to the stamp!!

  2. This is so beautiful! Love the results you got with the alcohol spritz and using the copics. I wonder how well your stamp cleaned up after using copics directly on it? they tend to stain mine.

  3. So pretty-really like the colors and the dp you used!

  4. Oh, WOW!!! This is STUNNING, Michele! Love the colour combo of soft green and Caramel…scrumptious. Love the gorgeous effect you got with the copic and alcohol spritz. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Hugs,t

  5. Oh gosh, this is so beautiful. I tried doing something similar once but it didn’t turn out near as wonderful as yours.

  6. This is stunning Michele!

  7. Michele, this is GORGEOUS! I must find that stamp! Beautiful card!!!

  8. Fabulous Michele! You’re amazing….

  9. I love it! I’ve heard about this but never tried it either…it’s gorgeous!

  10. yea umm, all I ended up accomplishing when I tried this was owning COLORED STAMPS!!! LMAO

    Michele this is SO soft, serene and BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    I too love that stamp set, just haven’t gotten it as it would look fantastic on my SHELF! 😉

  11. Beautiful card and great tip!

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