Markers for Rubber Stamping Projects
Yesterday I showed you how to use your Stampin’ Write markers to create beautiful watercolour backgrounds. Today I’ve got TIPS to care for your markers so you get lots of life out of them. And I want you to see how fabulous they look to paint an open line image with water in your Aqua Painter.
I wanted to showcase a masculine card today. And the Home to Roost stamp set is ideal. It’s your free gift from SU! with Sale-a-bration 2019! Just place a $60 CDN order with me and he’s yours for free! And if you ask me, free’s a pretty great deal!
Three Steps to Paint with Markers for Rubber Stamping Projects
- Grab one of your acrylic blocks.
- Scribble directly onto the block with the brush tip.
- Then pick up colour with your Aqua Painter and dab on paint your image.
Easy peasey! And you can achieve wonderfully blended watercolour painting like this.
Jo’s Tips to Marker Watercolour
- Use StazOn ink to stamp your image and let dry. (It dries in no time.)
- Layer a small amount of clear water to the part of your image you want to colour before adding ink. You just want it to be a bit shiny, not look like there are puddles of water
- Tap in a very light touch of your Aqua Painter to the water and watch it spread. If it doesn’t spread, it’s probably just a tad dry. Just add a bit more water and try again.
- Clean off your Aqua Painter between colours on a scrap of paper towel.
- Layer additional colour on once your area has dried SLIGHTLY. You still want it to merge and blend, just not quite so much.
- Speed up your drying time by placing the edge of a paper towel into a wet spot to soak it up. Or give it a shot of your heat tool.
Your Stampin’ Write markers will last for years and give tons of colouring and blending options. They’re pretty low maintenance but here are a few ideas to keep them in mint condition.
TIPS to Care for your Stampin’ Write Markers
- Store them laying flat so ink doesn’t flow to only one end
- Ensure cap is tightly closed (with a clicking noise) to avoid drying out
- Use a light hand to preserve tip’s life
- Make sure to use the SIDE of the brush tip for colouring to maintain its point
- Get them out and play – they work best when they get lots of fresh air! 😉
- Replace when the brush tip looks a bit “furry” or bullet tip no longer writes
Jo’s Design Details
- Add a dry embossed panel behind your watercolored image for added texture (I used the Seaside folder on a piece of Bermuda Bay)
- Gently pull apart a couple scrap pieces of copper trim and glue behind the top left and bottom right corners of your watercolored panel
- Knot a small piece of linen thread through a True Gentlemen button then place on bottom right with a glue dot
Like watercolouring? Check out this pretty project too for a more feminine card.
Now it’s up to you! Pull out a few markers, an acrylic block and an Aqua Painter to paint to your heart’s content!
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Did you enjoy my masculine project today? I hope it gave you a little shot of inspiration to grab your markers to craft.
And I hope you’ve also been enjoying my series on using your markers for rubber stamping projects – I’ve still got more to share so keep checking back!