Copic Bleed Technique
by Kathy Racoosin
Let alcohol ink bleed through a coloring book page for a bonus colored sheet.
- Cardstock (alcohol marker compatible, white Neenah Classic Crest used here)
- Coloring book with thin pages (Pocket Posh Vintage Designs used here)
- Alcohol markers (Copic Markers and Copic Various Ink used here)
- Other pens (Uni Ball Signo Gel White pen, Memento Tuxedo Black marker and Sharpie Fine Tip black marker used here)
- Clips to hold papers together
- Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: die cutting machine, scrap cardstock in blue and black, Simon Says Stamp “Smile Circle” and “Stitched Circle” dies, Ranger Glossy Accents, scissors, foam tape, Post-It note paper, paper piercer, cloth rag)
Select a coloring book with thin pages, or print a coloring page on text weight paper. Cut cardstock to fit behind the coloring area.
Attach the cardstock behind the selected page with paper clips. Mark off any areas that will not be colored.
Start coloring using a Copic marker or a “juicy” marker that will bleed though the page. (Do not move the cardstock under the page.)
Keep coloring until all the white spaces are colored.
Take a peek to see how the “bleed-through” is working.
Check for open areas.
Add more color as needed.
Admire your coloring and the bleed through design.
Trim both of the panels to size.
Step 6 (Optional)
Enhance your coloring with some white gel pen accents.
Use a fine tip marker like a Sharpie to trace over the lines or to darken any faded lines in the coloring.
Prepare the panels for card fronts.
Embellish as desired.
Complete the cards.