Monday, April 8, 2019

Coloring with Alcohol Marker (with a Creative Light Bulb Moment)

Hello friends!
I am just sharing a card with you about coloring with your alcohol markers.
However , the alcohol markers are not Copic that I am using. You can definitely use Copic for this purpose. I used Bouquet Ballet Cling Stamp  for today's card.
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The Rangers Alcohol Markers is the coloring medium
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If you already own Alcohol Ink, why not "invest" in this little baby?
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 About this marker: Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Pen is a dual-tipped empty pen designed to be filled with Alcohol Blending Solution. Use to blend and lighten dry Tim Holtz alcohol inks already applied to non-porous surfaces like Yupo or transfer color from a dry Alcohol Ink Palette. This pen features both a large and small brush tip.

This marker will take all the alcohol ink and you can color how ever you want.
In fact, the new nibs were introduced in Creativation this January. Mine is actually the old one. I definitely see that the new and improved version is better!

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I started out with stamping with a faint outline. I used Antique Linen, so it remains to be visible yet really subtle and light.

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With that, I proceeded to color with each small area carefully with the Alcohol Ink Blending Pen

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Once I finished the stamping, I stamped the outline again ( positioned in MISTI).


Ding---> Do not remove your stamp from MISTI until you finish your coloring.
If you mess up with the coloring ( like I did with the small pink flower), you can ALWAYS go back to stamp the outline!

Here are my two cards with the SAME stamp
 But they were created with Distress Oxide ( left) and Alcohol Ink (right).
set of two cards

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9 comments:

Maura said...

Lovely card, Virginia, and I love that Penny Black frame die - I just got it, along with the bouquet stamp, so I am good to go!!! Thanks for inspiring!

Nora Noll said...

I need to try this technique. I have the marker so it shouldn't be too hard. I LOVE the pretty colors you chose on both cards and the frame you used. Beautiful design.

Dawn T said...

so pretty Virginia. I really love the look you created with your alcohol inks and the pen.

Sue D said...

Pretty cards. I will have to check out this pen.

MadeByMeghanK said...

GORGEOUS! This is beautiful and I love the idea to keep the stamp on the Misti!

Linda BL said...

Love the alcohol ink colors you have used. I bought 2 of the empty markers but have not tried them for alcohol inks. I have filled one with gamsol to use with colored pencils ( saw Jennifer McGuire do this) and have really enjoyed using it to blend the colors. It works so much better than blending stumps. Very pretty cards!

Cindy C. said...

Great tip and beautiful cards!!

conil said...

The coloring on both cards is amazing. The difference between the vibrancy of the alcohol ink versus the oxides is startling. Both are stunning but it doesn't even look like the same stamp. Also love how you've used that PB frame on both cards.

Denise Bryant said...

I've seen these pens before but never got one. Pretty cards!