Copics and Yupo Paper + GIVEAWAYS

Hello! Today I wanted to share a fun and easy way to create backgrounds with Copic Markers and Yupo Paper. I also share shaker card tips.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I have heard many readers say that they feel Yupo Paper and alcohol inks are intimidating. Therefore I thought I would share with you a very simple way to use Copic Markers with Yupo for fun backgrounds.

I created a variety of very colorful backgrounds on Yupo Paper with Copic Markers. Be sure to watch the video to see just how easy it is. Yupo Paper is a smooth, synthetic surface especially good for alcohol ink & mixed media techniques. It is smooth and resists buckling. The finish is gorgeous… and it is non-porous and water and tear resistant.

For the images on my cards, I used the Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero Kit. The stamp set in this is kit is such fun – reminds me of paper dolls or fashion plates. I white heat embossed the images on acetate… along with a sentiment from the Hero Arts Dare to Dream Set.

For this first card, I made many dots of Copic Markers on Yupo Paper. The color is so bold!

To create the shaker window, I used the Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle Die Set. I decided to not put anything distracting in the shaker window and just use the wonderful Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix.

In the video I also show a trick for dry embossing a frame around a shaker window (look closely) using the Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle Die Set and White Craft Foam.

These next backgrounds were created by adding dots of rubbing alcohol over the Copic-colored Yupo Paper. LOVE. The sentiments and the images on the right card are from Hero Arts You Are Fabulous Stamp Set.

These fashion girls remind me of my 19-year-old. Can’t wait to mail them to her and her friends in college.

The fastest way to create a fun background is to simply scribble back and forth on the Yupo Paper.

Oh… and if shaker cards aren’t your thing, you can heat emboss right on the colored Yupo Paper.

Keep in mind there are MANY things you can do with Yupo Paper. This was just a simple start. 🙂


This post is part of a blog hop celebrating the April Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit featuring LOTS of product. The kit value is over $70… but only costs $34.99. You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. (Remember that Hero Arts does now have a subscription option with FREE US shipping in case you never want to miss out on a kit. Find out info HERE. And they are shipping faster from now on!)

There are also many fabulous new products available that coordinate well with the kit. You can find them all HERE.

Here is the kit. All this for under $35! (Yes – those are two full-size stamp sets and coordinating dies and more!)

The next stop on the hop is the wonderful blog of the wonderful Wanda Guess
. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.)


Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs in the hop by 11:59pmEST on 4/9/17 telling me if you have ever tried Yupo Paper. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be shared on the Hero Arts Blog. Hero Arts will reimburse the winner if they  already bought the kit.)


Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Hero Arts and those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.

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517 thoughts on “Copics and Yupo Paper + GIVEAWAYS”

  1. I have used Yupo paper in the past with alcohol inks and really liked the results but do not have many colors of alcohol inks. I do however have lots of colors in copic markers so thank you for sharing this idea! I would never have thought of using them and can’t wait to try them. Lucky for us viewers that you have such a creative mind!

  2. Gorgeous technique! To be honest I didn’t even know what Yupo paper was, so I have never used it yet! But it looks super interesting!

  3. I am IN LOVE with these cards!!!!! You hit it out of the park with this technique! Yupo paper is going right on my list!! I will be doing this card VERY soon!! I teach a small class in my home where I introduce new techniques. I can’t wait to shar this!! Thank you so so so so much! I also love seeing a whole new way to use my Copics. You made my day!!!

  4. What an adorable release! And I love what you did with it. Your cards are great, Jennifer. This technique with the Yupo paper is amazing. No, I haven’t tried it, but it’s very intriguing. Thanks for sharing your sweetness and your inspiring talents with us.

  5. Wow! I am so impressed with these techniques~ I do use Yupo paper but have really just considered it a “background” only item to a card……. I can see how using the Copic markers would increase the versatility of the paper and I could see using the design more as THE focal point… Got a lot of ideas from this and can’t wait to start trying things! Thank you, thank you,,Thank You! for the inspiration!
    (It’s snowing like crazy here so it may just be one of those nights i stay up and craft!!!)

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