Have you tried to colour patterned paper with alcohol markers? It’s simple, quick and leaves you with beautiful results. Today I thought I’d share a few tips for you…
But you probably want to see what our project is first?
Isn’t this pretty? The rose gold and silver foil is a lovely design all by itself. But when you add your Stampin’ Blends, it’s stunning!
Tips for Colouring Patterned Paper with Alcohol Markers
Choose Your Patterned Paper Wisely
It’s probably not a surprise that not all colours of markers will coordinate with all paper. For example, some bold and bright patterns are just not suited to light toned alcohol markers. And vice versa. Try them out on a little scrap before you commit yourself to a large piece.
And while you can colour on top of coloured patterned paper, you will likely be most successful if the background is very light. Very Vanilla and Whisper White are ideal as they will show the true colour of the marker.
Your patterned paper shouldn’t be too soft. The “softer” it is, the more porous it is and the alcohol ink will blend and bleed much more quickly just like I showed in this post.
Colour on Top of Another Scrap Piece of Paper
As you would anytime you are using alcohol markers, have a piece of paper in behind the sheet you are colouring on. The alcohol ink will seep through the paper and onto any surface! And since it is permanent it takes a little more work to remove from that surface. (TIP: rubbing alcohol will remove it.)
Plus having a bit of cushion under your work surface will give a bit better results.
Less is More
You will find you can use a little lighter touch to colour as your paper might well be a lighter weight than cardstock.
But don’t be too tenuous. Here I had only dotted my colour in place (can you see them in the middle of that one flower? I took this photo before I smoothed it out. See the next pic.)
Don’t you think it looks a lot better after I smoothed it out with another application of the Light Mint Macaron? Isn’t that a great thing about Stampin’ Blends? You can go in and fix something after the fact!
Do try to not colour over the exact same area too many times as you could wear down a lighter weight of paper.
A Few Other Ideas for You with the Flowering Foils DSP
We played around with this card in my Koffee and a Kard Klass. Here are a couple other ideas for you from Leslie, Doreen, Pat, Deborah and Eileen!
A teensy word of caution! Once you start to colour patterned paper with alcohol markers, you’ll probably want to colour everything in sight! Here’s another idea for you using decorated vellum!
Over to You!
If you’ve been hoarding (ahem…saving) your patterned paper for that special card, this just might be it! Pull out a few Stampin’ Blends and start colouring them up! If you need some more pointers on the Blends, check out my post for beginners.
And if you want the flowering Foils DSP, time is running out! You can get if FREE with a $60 order only up until March 31st (or while supplies last).
Place an order for any of the colours I used by clicking on any image below.Colour Patterned Paper with Alcohol Markers
Thanks So Much
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you pull out some of your designer series paper and give this a try!
And take it from me. Once you do start to colour patterned paper with alcohol markers you’re not going to want to stop!