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Copic Refills and Yupo Paper
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  Today I am sharing a card created with Copic refills and Yupo paper.  Copic refills not only can refill your markers, but since they are alcohol ink, you can use them in any project that calls for alcohol ink.  One of the popular methods right now is to pair alcohol ink with a synthetic paper called Yupo.  Yupo works well because it is an incredibly slick surface that lets the alcohol ink blend beautifully on top without losing any of the vibrancy of the color.

To make my background, I started with a a piece of Yupo and then dropped green and blue Copic refill ink on top to make splotches of color.  I sponged the colors a bit with a piece of felt to help the colors bleed even more.  As a finishing touch, I spritzed the whole piece lightly with Copic blending solution to give the colors a splotchy look that I thought paired well with an underwater theme:

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I cut out a circle of my background paper and layered the shells on top:

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I liked the look of it, but I wanted space in the center for my sentiment, so I glued the white circle piece from the die on top of the center area.  I could have also embossed my sentiment in white.  Here is a closeup of the shell die with the background:

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I popped up a nautilus shell that comes with the Seashell Circle Frame set and added my sentiment.  The phrase actually comes as a single line.  However, because the stamp saying is a clear stamp, I was able to cut my phrase in half and layer it as two lines instead of one.

Have you all been using alcohol inks on Yupo?  Do you have a favorite technique?

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