"Copic Marker Paper Blending Test"

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

So many papers work with Copic Markers, but which one is the best one to use. I decided to do a little test to see which one I like the best.
In this test I tried three different pieces of cardstock;

Caboodles, The Angel Company ($.44per sheet)
Cryogen ($.37 per sheet)
Copic X-press It Blending Cardstock ($.36 per sheet)

I used the same image from "The Angel Company" called "Lil' Cuties". The image is rather small, 1 1/4" X 2", so you are working in a rather small area. I also used the same colors on each image. Overall the papers blended about the same. The feel of the paper differ a little. The Copic X-Press It has a very smooth feel. The Angel Company Caboodles has just a little tooth to it, but it is still very smooth. The Cryogen is sort of an off white has a little tooth to it, but has an iridescent sparkle to it which shows up through the copics.

Here is the samples of the images that I colored;

"The Angel Company, Caboodles"

Blends very well, and cleans up well if you go outside of the lines.


The "Cryogen" paper blends very well and also cleans up well. The cardstock has a slight off-white color, but highlights the coloring quite well. I like the sparkle of the paper.

"Copic X-Press-It Blending CS"

This cardstock blends very well. It has more open time to blend. It cleans up with a Colorless Blender very well.

Overall all three of the cardstocks work very well, and I will probably use all of them. The real question is what will you use. You will have to do your own test to see which one works the best for you, that's the important thing.

When you doo you test, let me know what your preference is. You know how it goes, "Different stokes, for different folks"

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

8 Response to ""Copic Marker Paper Blending Test""

  1. KymKreates says:
    September 21, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    I haven't tried the first two but have tried the copic paper and absolutely loved working with it!


  2. Chris says:
    September 21, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your results. I'm always wanting to improve and learn.

  3. Chris says:
    September 21, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Thank you so much for the info on the papers. I think they look wonderful. I tried to post just before this one, & it didn't show. If it appears later, I apologize for the double post.

  4. LINDA W. says:
    September 21, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    Thank's Bob....it's nice knowing the difference about the paper...I have only tried the Cryogen and I like it

  5. Lori says:
    September 21, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Thanks 4 doing the leg work Bob! All of these papers look good - actually it's your image that looks good!!! Great job!
    Love n hugs Lori

  6. RubyM:) says:
    September 22, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    HA HA HA I like that ,"Different strokes for different folks".
    Thank you for sharing this i've been debating what paper to get next and i had no clue on waht will be my next try.I have to admit i LOVE the coloring on the first example.The colors really pop.I did try copic x-press it at CHA and i loved how it blended nicely.Where can i find cabbodles paper??I think i want to give that one a try THANKS FOR THE INFO!RubyM:)

  7. Linda Palmer says:
    September 22, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    Thanks for the information. I use the cryogen and have ordered the x-press. I am very happy with the cryogen but wanted to try the x-press. I think there is a little price difference so I will probably stick with the cryogen cs. Your coloring is great.

  8. princesskitten says:
    September 23, 2010 at 12:45 PM

    it's amazing the difference it makes isn't it. In the UK (especially if you live 'nowhere' - but beautiful!!!) we don't get much choice. I have ended up using a fairy heavy weight laser printer paper - and that works well

    would love to try the new Austrailian one though

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