Each month I select a product from the Stampin' Up! Catalogue as my Feature Product! March's Feature Product is Stampin' Up!'s Many Marvelous Markers! Throughout the month of March, you can expect to see lots of projects on my blog featuring markers, and I will be demonstrating them during all my March workshops. Have you booked yours? My Featured Product is also on special:
- 10% off any marker purchase; individual, Colour Family Sets or the Full set of 48 markers
- My hostesses in March will receive 20% Off!
Watercolouring with Markers
I have a bonus tutorial for you today! Since there are two different versions, that would probably be deemed "Watercolouring with Markers", I am going to show you both! They are actually very different from each other. So remember to keep scrolling after the first card to see part 2!
The first version is Markers and Misting. I have no idea really what it's called, so I am giving it that name for the purpose of the tutorial!
Stamps. Bolder images work best, (line art was intended to be watercoloured in...not on the stamp!) Some stamp images are meant to look like they're watercoloured as part of their design, so they are perfect! I am working with Heartfelt Thanks.
Water in a misting bottle. A fine mist is best.
Paper...I am working with Confetti Cream. It's a heavy weight paper that can take a bit of water without too much warping.
First you will colour your stamp with markers.
You can use as many colours as you like. For this demonstration I used So Saffron, Regal Rose, Old Olive and Always Artichoke. I recommend you start with the lighter colours, and add the darker colours, which can tolerate colour mixing a bit better.
Once you have coloured your stamp you will mist it.
I recommend that you hold your mister further away than this photo might suggest. I think about 2-3 feet away...you want it misted not dripping wet!
Here I have stamped two images. I coloured the stamp twice...I don't want you to think it will stamp this vibrantly twice. For the first, the rubber got a light misting, and the second got quite wet.
Here is the card I created. I really through this together quickly! I was going to use the sketch today, but the scraps I grabbed weren't quite big enough, so I moved them around and decided this looked fine. Probably not a favorite of mine, but fine.
The card base is Old Olive, and So Saffon is layered on it. The corners of the So Saffron piece were pierced with the Mat Pack. The next layers consists of scraps from the retired Brocade Backgrounds, and the current Ginger Blossom designer papers.
The "Misted Marker" image was layered on Old Olive and then Regal Rose, then attached to the card with dimensionals. I chose to work with the 2nd image above...the one that got quite wet. You can see a close up of the wonderful watercolour blending you get with this technique in the banner at the top of this post. Of course, after it was all attached I decided it needed piercing to match, which is difficult to do with dimensionals underneath! So I took the template and my Always Artichoke Marker and made dots, which are the perfect alternative to ripping it apart.
No Sentiment on this one. Those that come with this set were too large, and I really wanted to move on!
Markers and the Aquapainter
Now this technique is so similar to watercolouring with re inkers, that I just about didn't do it. However, sometimes you might have markers where you don't have re inkers. Or, maybe the image is so small that even a teeny drop of ink is way to much. Sometimes you might need a lot of different colours. That's when this option comes in handy, and I use it alot! Markers are just closer at hand at my workstation than my re inkers, and usually they will do the trick!
Waterproof ink like Stazon
Stamp that needs some colouring.
You will take your marker and scribble on something plastic.
More often than not, I use an acrylic block or the top of the plastic stamp set!
The colours on the palette (AKA Pringles lid!) are Going Grey, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink.
The process is very simple, and works fabulous for small images.
I used the Almost Amethyst for the areas of the snowman I coloured, Going Grey to outline him, and I mixed Almost Amethyst and Going Grey to colour the bottom to ground him. His toque and scarf were coloured with Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery.
Here's the finished card.
The card base is Whisper White, and the designer papers are from Wintergreen, Berry Bliss and Certainly Celery Prints designer paper packs. They were adhered to Pretty in Pink then attached to the base. Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon is wrapped around the centre and tied. The little snowman...isn't she cute, all coloured in, was trimmed, then layered on Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink then attached to the card with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped along the bottom in Basic Black, and along the top I stamped the All In a Row line of dots in Pretty in Pink. A really super quick card!
OK, there you go. I'm going to spell check then post, then the kids will be home. I have 2 more if you can come back this evening! I hope you're having a great day!