Alcohol Markers: Not Your Mom’s Magic Markers
Working with alcohol markers popped on the craft scene in a big way recently. Mostly architects, manga or fashion artists have been seen showcasing their fuzzy, flowy ways to get lighting, depth and a translucence that old mediums didn’t offer. Alcohol markers offer the fluid look of watercolor pens and paints without the compromise of the paper they’re used on. Watercolors tend to buckle paper and create puddles of color. Alcohol inks can be persuaded to flow with the right tools but they soak through the paper, leaving no textural difference behind.
This month, Stampin’ Up released a special palette of ‘Natural Tones’. This augments their already very custom line of Stampin’ Blends alcohol ink markers which arrived with little fan fare. People who are familiar with Copic brand markers will be hesitant to try a brand they’ve never heard of but they’d be really wrong. Dead wrong!
Getting a perfect blend with alcohol markers requires a little practice but, getting good results is possible with a little practice! And not to worry, Stampin’ Blends are compatible with other brands of alcohol marker not to mention other Stampin’ Up products like: watercolor pencils and Stampin’ Pad Inks.
- Daffodil Days Watercolor Pencil and some others from set 1
- Pool Party Stampin Blends
- Light Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends
- Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin Blends
- Real Red Stampin Blends
- Calypso Coral Stampn’ Pad
- Here Together Stamps
- All Together hands DSP – 3″ x 3″
- All Together geometric paper (hand mat) 3.25″ x 3.25″
- Simply Marble-ous Sale-A-Bration Paper (hand mat) 3.50″ x 3.50″
- Black Cardstock (hand mat) – 3.75″ x 3.75″
- Sentiment is on Pale Papaya – about 1″ x 1″ or so (to fit the sentiment)
- Mat Sentiment a little larger twine using coordinating paper to the main artwork.
- Daffodil Days rouched ribbon – 6″ or so wrapped around a 4.75″ x 1″ runway of All Together DSP
- Sequins for Everything
- Watercolor Paper – 4.75″ x 6.75″
- Tombow Glue
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