In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday, I thought I would take some time out today and show a little peek at how Copic markers work on two types of cardstock we carry at CutCardStock. I am working with Royal Complements Bright White 100#Cover Canvas Finish (in this post I will call it Canvas for short) & Neenah Teton Deckle Edge 80# Cover Tiara (aka Teton).
First, let me show you how they both handle a couple of swipes of the Copic marker. I am using Lipstick Red, Cobalt Blue and Grass Green.
Now I will show a little blending with Moss and Grass Green.
Both cardstocks handle the Copics beautifully! The Canvas has such a nice, rich texture and the Teton has a watercolor paper type finish. Now, I want to show you how they handle coloring in an image. I am using lots of colors this time.
First I stamped my images using Staz On. I always recommend using a permanent ink if you’re going to do any coloring. You might even heat set it before starting to color.
Both cardstocks were really nice to work with. As I expected, the Teton performed a little more like a watercolor paper and the color blended really well. I like the vibrance from the Canvas.
Here’s a close up of the Canvas…
And here’s the Teton…
And just to compare the final product completely, here’s a shot at both of the backs. There was a slight more bleeding through with the Canvas cardstock.
All in all, they both handled so nicely. I think it would be a personal preference or a decision based on the project. But surely, they both take the Copic ink so nicely and allow you to blend and get as creative as you want to! I’ll leave you with a shot of my favorite that I turned into a tag… (it’s the Canvas).