The other day I saw a post on one of the StampTV forums about using Copic markers with metallic papers. My paper stash still has some silver and gold metallic cardstock from making Christmas cards, so I inked up a stamp to give a try. Typically, when I use metallic papers it is just as an accent, so I ended up learning the hard way that Memento ink does not dry on this slick surface. Oops! LOL After cleaning up the mess I made, I restamped my rose image from B & J’s Art Stamps and heat embossed it with clear embossing powered.
At this point, I decided to take a couple pieces of scrap paper to see what the ink would look like. Since I don’t have a lot of marker colors to chose from, I wanted to pick the best before I got started. This was an interesting learning experience, as in my hands, not all Copic ink colors work well on metallic paper.
I started my little experiment with some shiny gold cardstock and Y17 Golden Yellow and YG63 Pea Green Copic markers. In the two images below, you can see how the ink adds color, but is still transparent. I’ve been trying to come up with a way to describe what this reminds me of, stained glass seems to be the best choice, so far.
I did a second attempt with a different silver cardstock, this one more of a brushed silver than shiny like the finished card above. I’m not liking this one at all, and with this card, I realized that the more layers of ink you lay down, the worse it looks. 😦 You can really see that affect in the leaves.
Another thing I learned; never, never, never try to color on shiny metallic paper at night, the glare of an overhead light is murder on the eyes! LOL Also, as much as I enjoy working with it, photographing metallic paper is a royal pain in the butt!!
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