I have a fun Copic background technique to share with you today, using a solid stamp and your Copic Airbrush System!
1. Airbursh a solid background stamp. Here, I'm using Hero Arts cling stamp, Large Blossom. On my first attempt I used Copic Y21 marker and the result was the golden image in the lower right of the photo below:
Very soft and pretty! I wanted to try a little bolder color, so for my second attempt I used B23 and loved the outcome! Airbrushing will evenly and easily cover the whole stamp quickly. If you don't have the airbrush system, you could alternately just color the whole background with one or more marker colors.
2. Since the alcohol solution of the marker color will evaporate and quickly dry after aibrushing or coloring on the stamp, you will need to reactivate the color before it will stamp. To do this, after airbrushing the background stamp, use a Mini Mister filled with Copic Colorless Blender Solution and spritz the stamp generously, from about 10" away. QUICKLY stamp the image onto Copic's X-Press It Blending Card.
Next, I colored the image with these Copic markers and a little Lemon Atyou Spica Glitter Pen:
Edited to add Step 3 -- Cleanup!
To clean your stamp, you can use Copic's Colorless Blender solution, but either alcohol prep pads or straight rubbing alcohol applied to a tissue, paper towel or cloth, or hand sanitizer are less expensive and work just as well! Be sure to then clean your rubber stamp with your normal stamp cleaner, to remove any alcohol residue and help recondition it -- the alcohol can be drying to the rubber.
Stamps: Hero Arts Cling: Large Blossom & Clear Design: Find Joy,
Paper: Copic X-Press It Blending Card; Memory Box Sunflower cardstock & Ocean notecard OR Cardstock Collection: Summer Brights,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,
Copic Markers: B23, V0000, V12, V15, V17, G21, G24, G28, Y21, Colorless Blender Solution, Lemon Atyou Spica Glitter Pen,
Tools: Copic Airbursh System-1, Sparmax Windstorm Air Compressor,
Accessories: Ranger Mini Mister, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares,