I like using embossing powder (EP) over stamped images. I like how colored ink becomes more vibrant when embossed with clear EP. I like the look of variegated and enhanced EP, some with glitter inside for some extra glam. I really like how the simple shine of slightly raised lines makes my stamped images look special. Using EP for emboss resist is fun too.
Here, Doegy the Dragon was stamped with Versafine pigment ink, embossed with black detail embossing powder, then filled using Copics. The Pear image, stamped with Memento Cottage Ivy, was embossed with clear embossing powder then filled using Copics. The embossed image lines remain slightly raised and shiny.
During a recent Copic class, as we began discussing use of Copics with embossing powder, a student remarked that she heard that Copic markers “eat” embossing powder. I found that to be interesting. I’ve been able to use embossing powders and Copics together to create some really nice backgrounds and completed images and haven’t found my embossing powders to suffer from hungry Copics.
So, I decided to try some different brands and colors of EP to find out what happens.
So, there you have it. If the marker tip touches the embossed areas, the color of the embossing powder will smear into your image. Just for fun, I held the marker tip over an embossed line for a few moments and when I removed it, the embossing powder appeared to have a “bite out of it.” LOL!!! Despite my findings, I think I’ll keep using Copics with embossing powder, albeit very carefully, on open images. You can too. I think the answer is very simple: If the Copic marker tip, when held in place over the embossed lines, “eats” the embossing, then don’t do that. LOL!!!
To use Copic markers for Embossing Powder Resist - Heat-emboss an image using clear or white detail embossing powder. Apply dark marker color to cover the entire area (by quickly swiping chisel tip directly on paper or airbrushing). Dampen paper towel with colorless blender. While the colored area is still wet, wipe over the embossed area with a smooth section of the dampened paper towel. Swipe the towel softly over the embossed area to avoid scratches in the colored area. The colorless blender removes color from the resist areas. As the colored area and the colorless blender solution dry, the colored area may show signs of a marbling texture.