Find Joy Tag with acetate butterfly

Hey everyone,

If you have been checking my blog for a while you would know that I love my copic markers, so I love trying out different techniques for using my markers and figuring out how I like to do things.  The idea for colouring with copic markers on acetate has been around for a while I think and if you google it you will find some other people’s ideas on how to do this technique too.  This week I am going to show you a few projects that I have made using my copic markers on acetate.  This tag was made using some Hero Arts stamps (Find Joy Clear set, Friend definition background stamp) and some Kaisercraft stamps (TigerLily Collection), along with distress inks (weathered wood and evergreen bough) and some calico shine. Plus lace and a few staples. Oh and my BG49 Copic marker!


The basic technique is to stamp your image using Stazon Ink onto acetate and then let the ink dry.  Turn the acetate over and colour on the other side.  You don’t normally use Stazon Ink with copic markers but Memento tuxedo black ink is not suitable for this technique and since the ink and the markers are on opposite sides they won’t interact.  Make sure you let the Stazon ink dry before you turn it over otherwise your image will smudge.  The most important thing to remember is to colour on the OTHER side, so that your copic markers don’t interact with the StazOn ink and leave a big mess.  If you forget and accidentally colour on the same side, the ink will smudge and your image will be ruined and you will need to ‘colour off’ the ink off your copics and hopefully the ink won’t leave a stain! You may end up with a darker patch on your marker but if you scribble the marker enough I have found that it didn’t effect the colour that came out of the marker permanently, but I think you could ruin your marker if you weren’t careful.  Yes I coloured on the same side even though I knew I wasn’t meant too, so do make sure you are really careful as it is easy to make this mistake.  I put a small sticker dot on the side I stamp now, so that I don’t make the mistake again!  Using copic markers on acetate is actually a really fun technique and has loads of potential so have a go and experiment!

If you have any questions just leave me a comment.

Thanks for stopping by.


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