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Texturing with Copic Markers

Textured Copics

Hi All!

I have the coolest technique to show you today! I learned it while taking the Copic Standard Certification class last week. You can create the look of texture on Copic coloring with fabric and colorless blender fluid. The possibilities are endless… denim, sweater, crochet, corduroy, anything! I used terrycloth in the card above.

The stamp set I used is one of the newer Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration sets called For Being You. You can get this set for free if you spend $50 at Stampin’ Up!. However, you can use this technique with pretty much any stamp with a good-sized colored area. Here is the textured area up-close:

Textured Copics

I created the heart-shaped card using the Little B heart dies I used on THIS CARD.

Enjoy the video! I have a fun card in the works for Friday using the Just Kidding set. See you then!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: R22, Y15, C1, 0

Stampin' Up! For Being You
Stampin’ Up! For Being You
Stampin' Up! Borderettes
Stampin’ Up! Borderettes
Litte B Heart Dies
Little B Heart Dies
Lawn Fawn Let's Polka
Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Colorless Blender Refill
Colorless Blender Refill
Mini Mister
Mini Mister
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Martha Stewart Mini Scoreboard
Mini Scoreboard
T-Square Rules
T-Square Ruler
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 8:22 am


    Awesome card. If you didn’t show me it was crooked, I would have never known! HAHA Also, that foam will clean right up with a baby wipe. I finally got my MISTI and I love it…how did we ever go so long without one????!?! Thanks for another great video! I will have to try this technique with my Spectrums…I wonder what burlap would look like? =)

    • wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Burlap is a great idea!

  2. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Mary Jane

    Love the card! I learned that technique in a copics class and haven’t tried it yet! I guess its about time I do! Thanks for sharing!

  3. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 12:58 pm


    Love this technique! Can’t wait to try it out. Love the 2 colors of Copics you used. I wouldn’t have thought to put those two together, but it’s very refreshing looking – reminds me of a summertime drink! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  4. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Peg C

    Great card again! Love the technique too, can’t wait to get my Misti, it’s on its way, who Hoo!

  5. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Whimsical Creations

    Cute, cute Darlene!!
    Question: I have “tried” to use material and blender solution for texture in the past, but it has caused the Copic coloring to ‘bleed’ outside the lines. What might I be doing wrong? Too much blender solution, holding too long?? Thank you!

    • wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Yes, I realized that same thing after I took my photos because my camera can see more than I can! I took my 0 marker and pushed the color back over. I think what causes this is too much blender solution. I think a lighter spray would work better, then hold it down for less time. You can always do it again if you don’t get enough color removal.

  6. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 3:13 pm


    Cute idea. Love how you hinged the heart. Your tutorials continue to be my favorite ones. So much fun to watch you create.

  7. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Carol B

    Love the texture on the letters, cool idea.

  8. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 4:35 pm


    Well this is fun. Bought that heart die set on your recommendation and. boy. am I glad I did. It’s fab. Also enjoy watching you use the MISTI. Helps me a lot.

  9. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 4:40 pm


    Goodness Darlene, honestly, if you wouldn’t have said it was crooked, I wouldn’t have noticed either, what a pretty card!! and what an awesome technique!!! I love how the fabric serves as some kind of embossing tool, so fabulous.
    And I think this is the first time you make a heart shaped card, love it, thank you for sharing.

  10. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 6:27 pm


    Great card!

  11. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 6:41 pm


    Cute card Darlene!
    I have a MISTI (love it) but I struggle with the foam backed stamps. I was hoping you would figure out a way to line them up straight! You are always so inventive with things like that. Any ideas???

    • wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      I was using my foam-backed stamps with the stamp-a-ma-jig sheet in the misti. You can use vellum or anything see-through. The jig sheet can be wiped clean easily, so that’s what I used. So… insert jig sheet into misti, stamp onto jig sheet, line up cardstock under jig sheet, remove jig sheet, stamp again. I found that it was just as easy to use the stamp-a-ma-jig without the Misti. Maybe I will come up with something better after some more thought!

      • wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 9:46 pm


        Thanks so much Darlene, good idea, I will definitely give that a try!
        ( If the stamp stamps crooked on the jig sheet would you then adjust the cardstock to be crooked in the MISTI ? ) Maybe the stamp-a-ma-jig
        would be just as easy alone……….

        • wrote on March 26th, 2015 at 11:40 am

          Darlene DeVries

          Well, the stamp is crooked because of user error – I didn’t visualize it correctly with the jig. What I should have done is drawn a pencil line on my heart, then lined it up against that.

          • wrote on March 26th, 2015 at 2:41 pm


            No, no, Darlene, I wasn’t referring to your crooked stamping (it’s not even noticeable). 🙂
            The problem with the foam backed stamps is that the image rarely lines up with the image stuck on the back. Seems it is always a little higher/lower or crooked. My question was if once the stamp is positioned on the MISTI would you just maneuver the cardstock so the image would stamp straight on the card?
            At that point it seems, as you said, it might be just as easy, or even easier, to use the stamp-a-ma-jig with out the MISTI?
            I keep trying to figure out how to get the foam back stamp on the MISTI straight. Other than repeated stamping on scratch paper and adjusting until straight I am at a loss. 🙁

  12. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 8:18 pm


    What a creative design! Appreciate the new techniques too! Julie L

  13. wrote on March 25th, 2015 at 9:58 pm


    Absolutely amazing techniques.. You are an artist girly..love the new site as well… Can’t wait for the new posts .thank you for the inspiration… Much appreciated…

  14. wrote on March 27th, 2015 at 6:39 am


    It was great meeting you at the Copic class. I was wondering when you would use this technique. It’s a cool one! I’m working on building my Copics collection.

    • wrote on March 27th, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      It was nice to meet you too Penny! Glad to have you in the community! 🙂

  15. wrote on March 28th, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Susan Berry

    Love the card and technique. I was thinking of getting some Copic markers, but what colors would I start with. Any suggestions?

    • wrote on March 29th, 2015 at 10:10 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Susan, I have lots of information on Copic colors. You can start HERE and HERE.

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