Friday, May 27, 2016

Alternative Papers

This past month I've been working on  Copic coloring using alternate papers other than 'white'.
Well today I have a fun tag that I made with a Julie Nutting stamp.  Now most of Julie's stamps are very long or tall.  Difficult to make a card, I decided to make a tag for a gift bag.  
I colored the image on some dictionary paper.  I had fun with this and will do more in the future.

I haven't placed a sentiment on the tag but it will be super easy since the back is blank.

Thanks for stopping by today.



  1. GREAT idea Nancy. How did you get the dictionary paper text so "faded" looking? Did any of the text transfer onto your Copic markers?

    -- Connie

  2. Connie, The paper I used is a Bassill paper- Antique Dictionary. I have used both the actual paper and a copy of the paper in the past. When I copy it I use a laser printer that is Copic friendly. This 12 X 12 scrapbook paper is thin, has a little gray tone and will not react to Copic Markers like 'standard' Copic papers. I always test papers like this before getting into a project. I look for bleed-through and bleed-out of the stamped image. It's my opinion that you will not get the same blending ability as you would with something like Xpressit paper. I have also adhered the thin paper to another heavier paper for more stability, which will help with some of the bleed-through to the back. I hope this has answered some of your questions and please don't hesitate to contact me again if you have questions.