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