I’m excited to tell you how to make rubber stamped images pop with alcohol markers. Even if you love to add small images to your cards, they’ll easily stand out with my tips!
Let’s see our project.
I love the richness you can achieve with the Stampin’ Blends. In fact, they just might now be my favourite colouring tool!
It’s great we have them in so many of the Stampin’ Up! colours. 38 of our current colours to be precise! See them all here.
How to Make Rubber Stamped Images Pop with Alcohol Markers
Even small images can pack a punch when you use a few key techniques.
Jo’s Tips for WOW Colouring
- Use a mix of colours for colouring your design. I coloured with Fresh Freesia, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green. Your colours should be complementary and try to limit to only a few.
- Add shading by using both the Dark and Light markers. Even though the leaves and a couple flowers are tiny, be sure to add both of the markers for shadowing and contrast.
- Create intensity with more than one layer. I created several layers of shades by starting with lighter coverage of one colour, letting it dry, then adding more of the same colour.
- Use the bullet tip to colour. With tiny spots like these, don’t attempt to use the brush tip, the bullet tip will allow you to be more precise. See my video for detailed colouring with the Stampin Blends.
Other things I suggest to make your card a bit more “WOW”-y?
- cut out your image and pop it up with dimensionals
- “frame” the coloured image with a label or die
- consider adding words in the same colour as your stamped ink rather than another colour
- keep your other cardstock colours to a minimum
- use a fairly plain layout design
- limit your embellishments
If you’d like even more tips, check out this blog for how to colour with Stampin’ Blends.
What Stamps Do You Have Begging for Stampin’ Blends Colouring?
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Let’s take a final look at the style and simplicity of this design.
Just a word of caution though! Once you know how to make rubber stamped images pop with alcohol markers , you just may have acquired a new addiction – a happy and healthy one!!