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Old 05-25-2018, 10:14 PM   #1  
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Default Alcohol markers and their paper

I will apologize ahead of time....my search for the forums doesn't work. So if there is a thread for this I do not know. What kind of paper does everyone use for working with alcohol markers. I would like to know the expensive paper that you might use on cards but also if there is an inexpensive fav for practicing with the markers. I can find all sorts of watercolor paper......but not for the alcohol markers.

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Susie australia, who is travelling at the moment so probably won't see this, does fabulous work with Copics on regular copy paper. If you're using it for layering, bleedthrough doesn't matter. She gives great descriptions so if you look in her gallery and pick a card that looks as if she used Copics, you will probably get good info. You'll find her gallery here: susie australia's Gallery at Splitcoaststampers

I think a lot of people use Neenah, but since I'm not familiar with US brands I'll let someone else give accurate information. Just thought I'd mention Susie's copy paper as an extra option.

Just curious, when you say your search doesn't work...are you on a mobile device? I have trouble on my phone, have to use advanced search and then sometimes get database errors, but no problems on a PC.
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I don't know if you can source these in the USA, but Letraset, who make Promarkers, an alcohol pen like Copics, make this pad of suitable paper.
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I use Gina K white cardstock for my alcohol markers, both layering weight and heavy base weight. If you are making a one-layer card, use the heavy base weight and it will not bleed through. I also used Spectrum Noir white cardstock and alcohol markers work beautifully on that paper. It is 100 pound and very smooth. I have used Copic paper before, as I got a good sale. It works well, as you would expect. I have never used Neenah, but it is the JM favorite.
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I recently tried the white heavy card stock sold at Michaels and find it works just fine, also. It’s not as quite as bright a white as the Neenah so many recommend, but it is a nice white and the colors blend well. The ink does deep into the paper to blend, so you will see bleed through towards the back; regardless of which paper I use, I always end up layering onto my card base.
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I have been using Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover for years, and I highly recommend it! I use the 80# because it feeds through my printer easily for when I print digi stamps. They also have a 100# if you prefer something heavier.

Amazon.com: Hammermill Color Copy Paper - Letter - 8.5" x 11" - 80lb - Extra Smooth - 250 / Ream - White: Office Products
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I have been using Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover for years, and I highly recommend it! I use the 80# because it feeds through my printer easily for when I print digi stamps. They also have a 100# if you prefer something heavier.

Amazon.com: Hammermill Color Copy Paper - Letter - 8.5" x 11" - 80lb - Extra Smooth - 250 / Ream - White: Office Products

How bright of a white is it?
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How bright of a white is it?

It says 100 bright on the package.
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My favorite (and the favorite of a very long-time instructor in my Copic class) is Copic's own X-Press It Blending Card. It's super smooth.

Others on the instructor's list:

Neenah Classic Crest - solar white). I use it for cards, so it's nice too when adding a little color. It's some peoples' favorite but a little "grabbier" to me than X-Press It.

Paper Cut is less expensive - either White or Cream Luster. And Georgia Pacific is another on the list.
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I use Neenah Solar White 80 pound paper for almost everything, including alcohol marker coloring. I buy it by the ream and it lasts about 18 months of heavy crafting. I always use it as a layer on top of a card base, so I don’t mind that it bleeds through. If you did mind, you could go for the 110 pound stuff.
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I use what I have, Neenah, Stampin up White or Vanilla, Hammermill, Wausau and some other brands that I do not know the name of. I find as long as it is a smooth finish no need to worry.
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I have Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and I use Crafter’s Companion cardstock. It’s super smooth & reasonably priced.
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Another vote for Gina K heavy base weight - the alcohol markers don't bleed through.
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Georgia Pacific 110# cardstock (available at Walmart) is relatively inexpensive and works well with Copic markers. I haven't tried it with Stampin' Blends.
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How bright of a white is it?
I use the 100lb and it's the brightest white I have - brighter than whisper white, Neenah, and Copic xpress-it
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I get the best results with XPress-It Blending stock. I get great results with Hammermill Digital Cover Copy 80#.
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