Saturday, July 11, 2009

Using Markers

I'm sure you're aware you can use markers to ink up your stamps. Most water based markers will do the job, although brush tipped markers like the Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers are ideal as you can use the side of the brush tip to ensure a more complete coverage.

I finally got my own set of Inspired by Nature a month or possibly more ago and immediately set to work stamping with it. I coloured the flowers in with Summer Sun, Ruby Red and Old Olive markers, then spritzed it ever so lightly to blend the colours a little and give it a watercolour look (a tip: If you don't have a squirty bottle with a fine spray, you can spray it into the air and sort of "catch" the drops on the stamp - kind of like how you're supposed to "walk into" your perfume *g*) and stamped it on Very Vanilla.

Then my sample piece sat in my craft trolley for a while. A long while.

Until last Saturday when I finally used it to create this finished product. I stamped the grass in Old Olive on Old Olive cardstock to create the background layer. Love that grass stamp!

Images © 1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®

Supplies used:

Stamp set/s: Inspired by Nature

Ink: Old Olive

Cardstock: Summer Sun, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Other:Wide Oval Punch, Stampin' Write Markers in Summer Sun, Ruby Red and Old Olive, Stampin' Sponges


Felicity said...

Very pretty Chris, maybe I need this set too *g* love that grass!!!!

Chris said...

Of course you need it *g*


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