Your Life is a Canvas (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Today I did a bit of playing around with Copic’s Various Ink and Colorless Blender.

Watercolor background using Copic Various Ink

Last week I watercolored with Various Ink. Today I created a simple, very colorful rainbow background for Stamping Bella‘s Uptown Girl Abigail the Artist.


Copic Various Ink – R29, Y17, Y13,B05; Copic markers – B05, B24, C1, C2, C3, E00, E01, E11, E30, E31, E35, E37, E40, E42, E50, E51, E53, G07, R00, R01, R24, R29, R59, RV19, RV32, RV66, Y17, Y21, YG03, YG17

It was so easy. Here’s what I did:

Watercolor background using Copic Various Ink - Step 1 Saturate card stock with Colorless Blending Solution

First I saturated a block of watercolor paper with Colorless Blender.

Watercolor background using Copic Various Ink - Step 2 Apply drops of ink to top edge of card stock

Across the top I added two or three drops each of R29, Y17, Y13 and B05 Various Ink, overlapping the drop edges just a bit with each additional color.

Watercolor background using Copic Various Ink - Step 3 Stand cardstock in box to allow ink to run down card stock panel

I stood the paper inside an old shoe box, allowing the inks to run down the paper. Where needed, I applied additional drops of ink to cover to the bottom.

Watercolor background using Copic Various Ink - Step 4 Drop additional ink if needed to cover card stock panel

Once dried, I die-cut the panel and assembled my card.

Finished card

I used my MISTI to easily stamp the bottom line of the sentiment in a rainbow of colors.  🙂

Close-up of sentiment

Comment below to let me know what Various Ink techniques you’ve tried. Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Abigail the Artist  Dies: Taylored Expressions Stitched Square Stacklets  Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo; My Favorite Things Wild Cherry, Orange Zest, Lemon Drop, Green Room, Lush Lagoon  Paper: Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube and watercolor card stock, X-Press It Blending Card  Other: Copic Various Ink (R29, Y13, Y17, B05) and Colorless Blender, Copic markers (noted below close-up photo).

2 responses to “Your Life is a Canvas (stamping bella)

  1. Such a great idea on this card. Your coloring is always wonderful, but letting the watercolor run down the paper in rainbow order as the background was a great twist – love it!

  2. I love color and this is spectacular!

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