Watercolour Effects using Copic Markers!

Watercolour Effects using Copic Markers!

Hi everyone!  Allison Cope here on Card Cafe Thursday! Today I thought I’d share a great way to use your Copic Markers or any other alcohol based marker for that matter.  Of course, you can always use your alcohol markers in their traditional way for colouring but the technique I’m going to share with you today allows you to use them in a whole other way!

The supplies I used today include:

  • Smooth white cardstock
  • Stamps of your choice
  • Versamark ink
  • Embossing powder
  • Copic Markers & Copic Blending Solution
  • An Aquabrush or Water Brush (a paint brush will do in a pinch! You will just have to have a very small bowl to put your blending solution in – only using small amounts at a time since it evaporates quickly!)
  • Clear acrylic/glass block or white plastic plate – don’t use your good China for this!!!

So now that we know what supplies we’re using, let’s get on with the show!  Some parts of the video have been sped up so you can see the process but a little quicker than real time.  Enjoy…


Here’s a look at the finished card again for you!

  1FloralCopic Sig ACope

Thanks for joining me today for this fun tutorial.  I hope that you too get a chance to try this fun technique out very soon.

Happy colouring everyone!

~ Allison Cope



Stamps:  Stampin’ Up! (I like You, Peaceful Petals)

Patterned papers:  Bo Bunny (Pincushion)

Cardstock:  Neenah (Smooth Solar White)

Dies:  Spellbinders (Hearts), Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles)

Copic Markers:  Blender Solution, N3, R01, R02, YG41, YG45

Embossing powder:  Hero Arts (White)

Inks:   Versamark


2015-02-12T10:02:11+00:00February 12th, 2015|Card Cafe Thursday|


  1. barbara macaskill February 12, 2015 at 11:34 am

    This is absolutely stunning! I am going to try this with my other alcohol markers since I haven’t got Copics! Hoping it works! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. shirl boughner February 12, 2015 at 11:38 am

    love this card and the gingham paper really looks great on the card. this technique looks like a lot of fun to try.

  3. Kelly A. Crowl February 12, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Such a pretty effect…thanks for the TOOT!

  4. Sharon Nichols February 12, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Thanks for a great new way to use my copics. Love the look!

  5. Jean Marmo February 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm


  6. auntbubbels February 12, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Beyond gorgeous.

  7. Charity Chamberlain February 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!

  8. gisele February 12, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    beautiful Ally 🙂

  9. Kimberly February 12, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    GORGEOUS card!!

  10. Nina Oelke February 12, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    I absolutely love this card 🙂

  11. TracyM #6773 February 12, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    AMAZING technique and FABULOUS tutorial – THANK YOU Allison!!!

  12. VBreingan February 13, 2015 at 12:30 am

    What a stunning job.Love this technique

  13. CherylQuilts February 13, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Oh, Ally, this is beautiful, and what a wonderful, soft effect it has! Just love your tutorials! Thanks so much!

  14. Helen Gullett @ Living My Given Life February 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Gorgeous card! The soft colors are just perfect. Loving the video too! Thank you!

  15. angela February 13, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Well needless to say I love your card ! I do have a question though . After you emboss and before you colored did you heat set the embossing powder ? Or did you do that after you finished your coloring ???
    Thank you ,

  16. Jean R February 13, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I love this new idea for using alcohol markers. It would have been helpful if you had placed your acrylic block to the right of the card so your hand is not in the way. It would have helped to be looking at the card as it developed to watch the changes in the intensity of color. The card is lovely.

  17. Sandy Clinton February 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Carmen L February 14, 2015 at 9:38 am

    This looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing this technique.

  19. Judy February 14, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Your card looks amazing. Such beautiful colors and the way you colored the images is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this technique with us.

  20. Dawnll February 14, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    This is such a pretty design and wonderful technique to share

  21. Lorraine Melin February 16, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Fabulous card and awesome tutorial. Thanks!

  22. Debbie C February 17, 2015 at 11:41 am

    STUNNING!!! Great tutorial! Getting out my markers and trying this one today! Thanks so much!!

  23. Marianne February 18, 2015 at 5:58 am

    I saw this technique used on Sandy Allnock’s blog a short while ago, but it was great seeing another video using this technique, and with stunning results. Also love the gingham background for a perfect finish.

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