November 1st, Stampin’ Up! is releasing a new line of alcohol-based markers!!
I’m so super excited. I pre-purchased ALL of these amazing markers. And, I’m so, so happy that I did. My crafty friends who attended October’s stamp camp had the opportunity to color with these amazing markers and they absolutely loved them. I truly believe these new markers are a definite must-have crafting supply!
What are alcohol markers? They are artist-quality alcohol markers are shades of your favorite Stampin’ Up! colors: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate. Each alcohol marker applies just the right amount of color where you need it. Use the brush tip for coloring large areas, adding dimension or creating shadows. Use the fine tip for adding details. Every color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade. There is a Color Lifter to soften the colors, add texture, clean up edges and create highlights.
How to use these markers? First, stamp the image using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. (TIP: To keep the image crisp, give the stamped images a minute or two to dry before adding the saturated color of the markers.) Color the selected area of the image with the lighter shade. Next, add the darker shade for creating a shadow — adding line of color around the edges. Then blend out the harsh, darker line using the lighter shade. So, so simple. You can also experiment with blending other colors of similar hues.
Here is a bushel basket for Basket of Wishes stamp set that I colored with the darker Crumb Cake marker and the Bronze marker. First, I colored the whole image with Crumb Cake (it is lighter than the Bronze marker). Then, I used the Bronze marker to create shadows because it was darker. Then, I blended out the Bronze line with the darker Crumb Cake marker. Quick and easy!
After stamping the image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, I quickly colored the basket with dark Crumb Cake. Each stroke blends into the next stroke without streaking!
Next, I used the Bronze marker to color the basket horizontal bands and over top of the squiggly shadow lines in the image. Then, I used the dark Crumb Cake marker to smooth and soften the Bronze marker lines.
I dotted the Color Lifter pen to create highlights and enhance the overall look. It is truly quick and easy. And, if you happen to color outside the lines, the Color Lifter works beautifully! These markers are a MUST-HAVE in your crafting supplies.
These awesome coloring tools are available November 1st! Click here to view to see a full color PDF version of the details on the kit, stamp set and Stampin’ Blends.
Click here to see a 1-minute video to see how simple these markers are to use!
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!