Sunday, September 22, 2013

Marker Technique Jewel #2

Hello, and welcome. Today I have a little tip (jewel) for you that uses our marvelous markers. In this case I only used two markers. Crushed Curry, and Tangerine Tango. Using the lightest one first, Crushed Curry, I just colored directly on the maple leaf stamp, then I added a bit of the Tangerine Tango to bring out the highlights. I huffed on the stamp to moisten it a bit before stamping. You can also spray it lightly by holding a water mister above your stamp. This gives it a watercolor effect. The rule of thumb is to use no more than three colors. More than that makes the image muddy looking. Apply from lightest to darkest. I experimented by adding Chocolate Chip to the edges, but didn't like the way it looked with the Thankful sentiment. This technique looks terrific on leaves, flowers, and trees. Really anything nature related. It's easy to do, and takes minimal supplies. You can use any markers as long as they are water based.
Thank you for stopping by today!
Magnificent Maple Stamp #131868, pg 18 of Holiday Catalog
Thankful Stamp #133313, pg 18 of Holiday Catalog
Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper #132184, pg 18 of Holiday Catalog
Stampn' Write Markers, pg 163 of Main Catalog
Window Frames Framelits #129021, pg 186 of Main Catalog
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack #127857, pg 179 of Main Catalog
Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon #119959, pg 173 of Main Catalog