Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fun With Various Ink: Faux Stone Technique


Hello  and I hope you are having a great weekend!     It has been one chilly day here in Calaveras!    Brrrrrrr!

  I just returned from a wonderful Copic Workshop at Anaheim.   I had the priveldge of meeting Collen Schaan and Debbie Olson.   The workshop was fabulous and well worth the time and money.  I had ink from head to toe.... Yes, it was very messy.   We learned many different uses for Copic ink and practiced different skin tones.   We learned some wonderful ethnic skin combos and also age specific.    I hope to share some projects over the next few weeks from techniques I have learned.

Today, I want to share one of the techniques I learned  in my Copic Inking class called "Copic Faux Stone".  The card was "cased" from one of the samples that Colleen showed us during our class.   I changed the colors of Ink and stamp.   I used a ribbon and different paper but I could not resist using the mosaic layout!     

Image:  Crushin Gwen  (Some Odd Girl)
Glossy Paper (I didn't have any Yupo paper so I used glossy photography paper)
Wood block with felt
Coordinating or complementary Copic Various Ink
I didn't have any Metallic Mixative so I used Gold Leaf
Colorless Blender Solution
Copic Fauz Stone Technique
Isn't it pretty?!!!
I used Copic Various Ink
R58, R20, G40, G45, Colorless Blender Solution
Metallic Gold Leaf

A few drops of each solution were applied to the felt and dabbed on glossy paper.   I did not have any Yupo so I used glossy photography paper.
The paper was set aside to dry.

I used the heart stamp from Crushin Gwen (Some Odd Girl).   I wanted a small image that would fit in a 1 1/2 inch square.   The sentiment and heart were the perfect size!   The stamped image is bright red (Lady Bug by Memento) in the acutal card but it appears pink in my picture!    I cut (3) 1 1/2inch squares from my Copic Faux Stone paper and matted each square on red paper with 1/16th inch margin.     I made several different background papers and they each had a very different appearance.  I selected this sheet because it had a gorgeous red with a great complimentary green.    That is part of what makes this technique so much fun.   You never know what the outcome will be until you view the finished product.


The layers were adheared and a big red bow tied to the left side to balance the sentiment in the upper right hand corner.

I am linking this card with the follower challenges:

Thank you for stopping by and spending some time.   I hope you enjoyed this technique and will want to try it on your own creative projects.   I must warn you - playing with the ink that is available on the market is very addictive!
  Take care, be safe and happy crafting!



  1. Hello Marie
    What a pretty card . Love the mosaic on the squares . Unusual technique and clever you for the improvising along the way ..

  2. Oh wow! That is beautiful! I hopped here from MiM. Happy Monday :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@29)

  3. you are just a never ending bundle of inspiration and fun! This faux stone is incredible!! What a fantastic job on your card and now I really can't wait to see what you post for the other cool stuff you learned!
    Stay warm my friend and hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  4. Fabulous card and technique Marie. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  5. Hey, This turned out wonderful! Love the flau stone effect and the colors are stunning. I do want to try this. Great job!

  6. This is just so stunning - I am so inspired that I am going to try this myself today- Love it and saw you MIM.

  7. I saw it on MIM. What a beautiful card. I didn't know you could use Copics like that.

  8. Replies
    1. Awww. To have YOU visit my blog has me on cloud nine!!! My feet have not touched the ground yet! I have been using the wonderful techniques you taught on all my cards. I am practicing all of them. I am going to post a high contrast color card tomorrow I created using a complimentary color to add high contrast to my shadow. Not sure it worked this time... but definately different! LOL
      Thank you again for your wonderful encouragement in our Copic Inking class. I will be looking for classes you teach in the future! :D
      Marie XX


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