By Julie Ebersole: Creative Teams Director for A Muse Artstamps
Among the newest of coloring mediums to hit the stamping scene in recent years are Copic Markers. Long revered by graphic artists for their vivid color and versatile nibs, Copic Markers differ from the more traditional coloring tools rubber stamp enthusiasts are accustomed to using.
These alcohol based markers come in a variety of nib types--a chisel at one end, and either a fine bullet or brush nib at the other--which can easily be replaced when worn, and several styles of refillable barrels, making them a lifetime coloring instrument. Unlike water-based mediums, the ethanol based formula can be layered and blended repeatedly, without pilling the paper surface.
Copic markers are permanent on a variety of surfaces including paper, wood, fabric, leather, plastic, and other non-porous surfaces. When used on glass, care should be taken to use a non-alcohol/ethanol based sealant, to avoid ruining finished artwork.
Here at A Muse, our designers are fond of the Copic Original Marker, which features a fine bullet nib, and a square shaped barrel, which keeps them from rolling off the work surface when in the midst of a stamping frenzy! Below are just a few examples of the many effects that can be achieved through combining and blending Copic Markers:
Many of our A Muse Instructor Team are also Copic Certified and feature Copic Markers in their classes across the US and British Columbia. If you haven't yet experienced the beauty and brilliance of these marvelous markers, we encourage you to sign up for a class to learn easy and effective techniques that will enhance your stamped creations.
We’re pleased to have Copic as an A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA Sponsor again this year!