The Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoast today calls for using markers. I must confess that I rarely use my markers anymore, now that I’ve discovered watercoloring. But using markers this afternoon was like returning to an old friend. I used markers three different ways on this card. To create the flowers, I colored directly on the stamp with Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana and Certainly Celery markers. I then went back and highlighted the stamp with Regal Rose, So Saffron and Always Artichoke. A great tip I learned about coloring on stamps with markers is that if you use more than one color on a stamp, start with the lightest color first (this prevents muddying lighter colored markers). The second way I used markers was with the Color Spritzer Tool. Using this clever little gadget, I created a splattered background with a Certainly Celery marker. Finally, the third way I used markers was with the VersaMarker. I highlighted the flower petals with the VersaMarker, sprinkled Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder on the ink and then heat set it. As always, you can see a better picture of my card if you click on the photo. Thanks for visiting!
All materials by Stampin’ Up!
Stamps: Petal Prints, Amazing to Zany, Linen, By Definition (retired). Paper: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke, Whisper White. Ink: Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Barely Banana, So Saffron, VersaMarker, White Craft. Accessories: Sponge, Color Spritzer Tool, Round Tab Punch, Gold Brads, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, White Narrow Organdy Ribbon.