Copics… But Not on Paper.

I tried to clean out my crafting storage space the other day… ok, go ahead and laugh, it’s funny! Pretty much the only thing I like about cleaning (I didn’t earn the nickname “Hurricane” by chance), is that I find stuff that I had forgotten about. My latest endeavor turned up a clear plastic mini-album from 7 Gypsies. When I bought it, I had no idea what to do with it, it just looked cool…

Flash forward two years and I was chock full of ideas. Here’s a simple, yet very fun tutorial!

What you need:
1 plastic mini album
Rubber stamps of your choice
Copic Markers of your choice
Uniball gold gel pen
Copic Various Ink, 4 colors of choice
Ribbon

I started by pulling out 6 pages of the album. I picked out the stamps that I wanted, and colored the stamp itself with my Copic markers. (Clean with blender solution or rubbing alcohol when done).
I stamped the six pages with the stamps and colors of my choice. It was so much fun to make each stamp a variety of colors! Note, you will only need to stamp one side of each page, as they are transparent and your stamps will show through to the other side.

After I stamped the six pages, I put them to the side. I pulled out the other two pages, my gold uniball and the Copic various ink.  I first saw this technique in the Copic handbook given out during certification class.
First, take your gold pen, and doodle on the plastic page. Smudge it up with your finger a little.

Next, drip two colors of Copic Various Ink onto your plastic sheet. WARNING: Make sure you put down plenty of scratch paper, because this can get messy!

Allow the ink to dry a bit, and then use a cotton ball soaked in blender solution to remove excess ink and give the page a more finished look.

After all of the ink has dried, put the album together with jump rings, and then embellish with ribbon. Here are a few photos of what my finished album looks like (sans photos, because it’s a gift for a friend):

Happy Crafting! Alsooooo…. here’s a freebie for you! It’s a nice little birdhouse I drew a while back!

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About gallifreycraftingcompany

I love and train flying monkeys, color with copics, scrapbook what I color, read like a fiend and enjoy every minute of it. I'm a New Yorker that sought better weather, and I enjoy crafting outside by my pool and walking the beach.
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14 Responses to Copics… But Not on Paper.

  1. Linda Imler says:

    Great project idea!! Thanks for the freebie!!!

  2. Cathy says:

    Very pretty book….thanks for the birdhouse.
    Cathy

  3. Marjorie Brundage says:

    Like what you came up with on your project. Thanks so much for the freebie. I can see the birdhouse hanging from an invisible branch with a real branch holding a bird that I cut out with the Cricut.

  4. Hope you are enjoying your vacation!! Thank you for this birdhouse!

  5. Tina says:

    Vielen lieben Dank für die tolle Zeichnung.
    LG Tina

  6. Ewa Nilssonw says:

    Thank you!!

  7. Heather B says:

    Thank you very much 🙂

    Looks like a cool project 🙂

  8. Ceri says:

    Thank you I love this little bird house

  9. mercieschild says:

    I really like this a lot, thank you bunches hugs Cathy

  10. Terrie says:

    Thank you for the pretty birdhouse image.
    And your mini album is stunning! The recipient is sure to love it!

  11. Cool project, Colleen. The birdhouse is a one-of-a-kind and has a fantasy feel to it. Love it! Thanks bunches. Hugs, Teresa

  12. TXGrandma says:

    Great project and I love the image. Thanks so much!

  13. Kelley says:

    I don’t want to clean my space! I know I will find things that I have now purchased a duplicate! Thank you for the image.

  14. Thank you so much for sharing!

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