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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516 thoughts on “Copics and Yupo Paper + GIVEAWAYS”

  1. Can’t say I’ve ever tried yupo paper but I’d like to give it a try. I love using Copic markers and this looks like a great technique.

  2. Your techniques and cards are super duper awesome! Just gorgeous! (nope, I haven’t used Yupo, but you make it look really cool).

  3. I have never used Yupo paper before, but I have seen it for sale in the craft store. The example cards are beautiful!

  4. I’ve never used yuppa paper but I love the look and the vibrant colors!! Thank you for the video and tips

  5. I’ve never tried Yupo paper but your cards have awakened a Yupo bug within me. I will simply have to try it. Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

  6. First I’m hearing about Yupo paper. Just I have some research to do and a new project coming my way soon.

  7. The stamp set you use looks awesome and the kit is comes in, wow! I never tried yupo paper before, but it looks like fun to make backgrounds with it. Thanks for sharing !



  9. I did not even realize that a product like Yupo paper existed. I will have to try it…it looks like fun ?

  10. I have just started using Yupo paper with alcohol inks to make card backgrounds. I’ll have to give the Copics a try.
    Thanks Jennifer.

  11. I have never even heard of Yupo paper before this post! After I leave this comment, I’m going to watch your video because your backgrounds are beautiful!

  12. thanks for showing us this fun technique, haven’t try Yupo paper yet, wondering if this will work with “Hot press watercolour paper”?

  13. I haven’t tried Yupo paper yet. I’ve seen a lot of intriguing projects made with it that I’d like to try.

  14. I have not tried Yupo paper yet but was looking for some at a big box craft store the other day (no luck). These cards are SO FUN!

  15. I always enjoy your videos, you give me such inspiration. I haven’t tried Yupo paper. I would love to try it.

  16. haven’t tried the yupo paper. i don’t have any alcohol inks on hand besides copic markers. this really opens the door for me to try some different type of papers. also heard that it works on photo paper too (nina marie’s video). i’m just wondering if you know anything about substitute the yupo with photo paper.

  17. I’ve never even heard of yupo paper, but you’ve got me interested now! What you’ve done with it on these cards looks so cool – thanks again for your inspiration!

  18. I just got some Yupo paper and I can’t wait to try it out! Nice presentation of the product!

  19. No, I definitely have not tried Yupo paper, but it looks very intriguing! I very much enjoyed watching your video!

  20. You have a 19 year old daughter?! You look 19! your lucky to have a girl, I have 2 boys. 1 in college and 1 a senior in high school. I have ordered this months HA kit, it looks amazing. thanks for sharing 🙂

  21. Until now I have never even heard of Yupo paper but I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the video!

  22. I just received mine! I’m a first time subscriber to the kit and I love it! Can’t wait to try these goodies. These are absolutely stunning Jennifer! You’re a master.

  23. I haven’t heard of Yupo until now. I’m sure it would be fun to experiment with though. Love the kit too!

  24. Beautiful cards. Definitely want to give that Yupo paper a try. Love that stamp set! Thank you for sharing.

  25. i would not have ever thought of this. but leave it to jen to inspire us all to be better crafters

  26. Thank you for sharing the Yupo paper technique! No, I have never tried it before, but would be interested in trying it in the future. I always learn something new from you. Thank you, Jennifer!

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