Monday, November 26, 2012

Using Markers as Paint!

Hi there! Can you believe November is almost over? I hope you are getting your holiday cards done! Today I made a card using alcohol markers as 'paint!' Yup - not only can it be done (just like ink), it's very easy and not even that time consuming to do!

To create the above card, I first stamped the gift on a Post It note so I could mask off the packages.

Masking is easy and it just adds an extra something to any card or project.

I pulled out my non-stick craft mat and I scribbled on it with my marker.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers, but Copics will work just fine, too.  They are both alcohol markers.

Then I took a paintbrush and dipped in it a little bit of water and spread it around a bit.

I simply painted onto my stamped image.  I used Memento ink so it wouldn't bleed and I made sure it was dry.

I also tried this on an empty CD case to make sure it would work as well as a craft mat.  It worked, but it dried much faster.  You can also used a sheet of acetate, too.

The nice thing is that after I painted sections, I went back in with the markers to add some shading.  It's not blended like it is when you just use markers, but I think it's a nice look.

This is just another way to stretch the supplies you already have on hand and to try something new.  I hope you will give it a go!!!

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