Yippee...Ya Hoo! Are you with me? Are you doing the Happy Friday Dance?
Well, I sure am....I don't know about you but this has been a long week...and a cold week too....okay...we'll say...chilly.....
Today, I thought I would focus on our Stampin' Write Markers......
1. Direct to card stock: When you want a very saturated color for an image, apply the Marker color direct to card stock.
2. Apply with Blender Pen: This is probably the coloring technique I use most often. The effect is subtler than with the direct-to-card stock method, and you have more leeway to shade and blend the colors.
To use Markers with a Blender Pen, use something plastic as a palette to put the color on. Then pick up some of the ink with the Blender Pen.
3. Ink a single stamp with several colors: You’ll love the effect you get when you ink different parts of a stamp with different colors–especially when coloring flowers.
To color the stamp, use the side of the brush end of the Marker to apply the ink to the rubber. This will help keep the brush tip from breaking down.You may be thinking, if I have ink pads, why do I need the Markers, too? Although you can pick up color with a Blender Pen from the edge of an ink pad, the other two techniques are things you can’t do with a pad. In addition, wouldn’t you like to sign your handmade card and address the envelope in a color that matches the rest of your project? It just makes for a classier presentation than using any old ball-point pen!
In fact, when I’m helping a new stamper figure out what to order to get started, I often suggest investing in a collection of Markers instead of a collection of ink pads, which cost significantly more money. Along with a pad of Black StazOn, a new stamper will be able to maximize his or her stamping dollars and still do most things that ink pads do.
A great way to purchase the markers is considering joining my Marker Club....Four stampers are needed to participate....and you each take a turn hosting the club....so you'll also get host benefits too...contact me today if you need more information on this....it's a lot of fun....and a great way to affordably get an entire case of markers plus coordinating cardstock and accessories as well!
The Markers are best stored on their side so that the tips won’t dry out, and the case makes this easy while the chart shows you where to find a particular color. It’s so much easier than pawing through a box of loose Markers!
I hope you enjoy experimenting with these three ways to use Stampin’ Write Markers, and find them to be a must-have tool in your craft room.
Have a SUper Stampin' Day!