Raise your glasses, crafters! Today’s video is all about wine and Copics and kraft card stock. I have recently (re)discovered how nice Copics look on kraft, so I wanted to give this technique another go. I have shared some other coloring projects with Copics on kraft here if you want to see more examples.
I mentioned it before, but not every kraft card stock is the same, as not every white paper is the same. Try the kraft paper you have to see how well your markers work on it. I created some quick color swatches on the kraft paper I use most often to see how the colors would turn out and the biggest epiphany of that exercise was: you need to wait until the Copic ink has dried! Only then will you get a good impression of how the color will eventually look on that paper!
You have to test carefully how dark you can go on kraft without losing the vibrancy of your colors. You might want to go really dark, darker than the paper, but always make sure you have a very light color for highlights. Since you can’t make anything “lighter” on the kraft paper, I decided to also use my white Polychromos pencil. Carefully applied it helps with those highlights (yes, your Prismacolor pencil will work just as well).
Admittedly, it’s a little unnerving at first because when you color with the Copics and the paper is wet from the ink, it all looks dark and depressing. But if you just sit back and wait for 2–5 minutes, you will literally see how the color transforms before your very eyes! It’s magical and the look of intense color on kraft paper is fascinating.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today, I hope you got inspired! Cheers!
I’ve listed the products used for this project below. If possible, I link to Seven Hills Crafts for all European Crafters. Alternative shopping outlets linked to are Amazon US and Simon Says Stamp. Click here to learn more about which companies I am affiliated with.