Let’s see how this cool alcohol marker technique can add some pizzazz to your handmade cards!
If you haven’t jumped on the Stampin’ Blends wagon yet, what are you waiting for? These alcohol markers are all the rage for beautifully blended colouring. I predict you are going to want one in every colour when you start to play!
And who doesn’t love to colour right? Here are some other reasons why I love them.
- Gorgeous deep colour tones.
- Quick colour coverage.
- Stampin’ Up! colour family coordinated!
But let’s see today’s project so I can get onto the technique.
This was a card we created at a Koffee and a Kard class earlier this winter. I was headed to Hawaii and wanted to bring some of that sunshine in before we left!
It catches the eye doesn’t it? Lots of bold bright colours. A few bits of bling with the Champagne rhinestones. And the layering of dies on the Coastal Weave background makes it pop!
Cool Alcohol Marker Technique
But it’s really the technique trick in particular I want to show you for this card. Can you tell the difference?
Here It Is Without the Trick!
Yes a beautiful hibiscus and plumerias using Stampin Blends.
Here It Is WITH the Trick!
Notice the difference? I love the variation you can achieve in petal colour with this simple trick!
Let me tell you how to do it.
- Colour your entire flower with your light and dark Stampin’ Blends. In this case, it’s Lovely Lipstick as the main colour.
- Run a Color Lifter over the petal to remove some of the dark pink. Be sure to run your tip onto scrap paper like I did in this video to clean the tip occasionally.
- Use the Light So Saffron to go over the top of the Lovely Lipstick and where you removed colour it will show through!
I really am enjoying how this technique adds more dimension to my images.
If you’re not sure about the difference between Stampin’ Write markers and Stampin’ Blends, I answer your questions here!
If you haven’t used your Color Lifter yet, this is a fun way to play with it. Try it out on any image that would have subtle colour mixes. Get any of the supplies I used by simple clicking on any image below. And thanks again for shopping with me.Cool Alcohol Marker Technique
Give It a Try
It’s always so fun when you can stop by and see what I’m playing with. Thank you for stopping by.
I’d love to hear you gave this cool alcohol marker technique try in your own craft spaces too!