Copic Ink Background
by Michelle Houghton
Use Copic Re-inker and Hand Sanitizer to create unique backgrounds.
- Glossy Cardstock, or Photo Paper
- Copic Re-inker
- Hand Sanitizer Gel, Purell used here
- Found Objects
- Craft Mat
Use 2 or 3 different colors and drip ink from Copic re-inkers onto your paper.
You can use monochromatic, analogous and even complimentary colors for this technique.
On glossy papers the ink will bleed and blend. The colors will fade as the ink spreads out.
Put a small pile of hand sanitizer on your craft mat. Dip a found object in the hand sanitizer.
Stamp your found objects into the Copic ink. The alcohol in the hand sanitizer pushes the ink and leaves the stamped area white. I used a toilet paper roll, cork and lid to create my finished look.
Get creative and use your really cool new paper for an amazing project!
Try different paper:
You can use any paper for this technique with varying results, all of them beautiful. Try standard cardstock or even vellum for new looks.