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Monday, August 27, 2012

Polished Stone Technique With Copic Markers

CTMH Stamps: Treasure Life and Rosy Regards
Thank you for visiting! Yesterday's post was also about the Polished Stone Technique. The main star was Adirondack's alcohol inks, which offer spectacular results. Today's post is another way to do this easy technique, but with other supplies. Many of which are likely to be on hand.  I do not have any colors of Copic reinkers so I devised a way to do the polished stone technique with Copic markers.  It isn't great, but it is ok. It is not as 'stone-like' as using ink from a bottle.  More of a blended, water-like or field type background. Though, I really like how it looks when stamped with CTMH's Black Archival ink on top.

Copic Markers and Rubbing Alcohol 
The basic method of the Polished Stone Technique is to apply ink to a glossy surface along with an alcohol blending solution.  A metallic mixative is optional.  Today I used 3 copic colors and regular drug store rubbing alcohol on top of glossy cardstock and Kodak photo paper.  Prior to scribbling onto the paper, I coated it with alcohol.  After applying all three markers, I took the Inkssentials Blending Tool (with felt) and applied more alcohol.  It worked much better on the glossy cardstock than on the photo paper. When I get an air compressor, this will be the first technique I try.  I think the results will be amazing!  Probably more Polished-Stone-ish.

Please come back tomorrow for the Polished Stone Technique with CTMH ink and also a video with samples and a quick demonstration.

Have a glorious Monday!

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