Welcome Crafty Friends! Today’s card was created for the Magical Marker Techniques class through the Altenew Academy. This class is taught by Sara Naumann and it is a great class to take to learn more about alcohol markers and ways to use them. The Altenew Academy has a wide variety of classes for all levels of stampers. They add new classes regularly and is worth checking out.
For this card I used the following:
- Darling Rose – Altenew
- Artist Alcohol Markers (Tropical Forest & Cool Summer Nights) – Altenew
- White Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper – Tim Holtz
- Pitch Black Alcohol Ink – Ranger
- Intense Black Ink – Simon Says Stamp
- VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
- Island Blue Cardstock – Simon Says Stamp
- Satin White Sequins – Altenew
I am fairly new to using alcohol markers. I have a small collection of Copic Markers and got my first sets of the Artist Alcohol Markers from Altenew for this project. I am still learning about blending and all the ways to use these awesome markers. I used several techniques that Sara taught in this class. I did some ink smooshing, edging, and blending with alcohol markers.
- I began with a piece of Yupo Paper to create a background on. I scribbled some of the Desert Night marker on my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat. I then spritzed some water on the ink and smooshed the paper into the ink in several places. I set this aside to dry.
- Once dry, I trimmed this down and used the same Desert Night marker to edge the cardstock. I wanted this to be seen when mounted so I made it a bit messy around the edges.
- Next I stamped the floral image and leaves from the Darling Rose Stamp Set on some Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb. cardstock with Intense Black Ink which is alcohol ink friendly. I set this aside to make sure the ink was dry before I began coloring the image.
- I stamped a sentiment from the same Darling Rose Stamp Set with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink on white cardstock. I trimmed this and mounted it on a piece of black cardstock.
- I then used the Tropical Forest Artist Alcohol Marker Set and the Cool Summer Nights Artist Alcohol Marker Set to color the flower and leaf images.
- Next I used the coordinating dies to die cut the colored images. I then figured out my layout and used foam tape on the floral image and the sentiment to add a little dimension and tucked the leaves around the rose and adhered them directly to the background with liquid glue.
- This was then mounted with more foam tape to the Island Blue Cardstock.
- This panel was then mounted to a heavy weight card base. I added a few White Satin Sequins for a little bling.
I loved how this card turned out and that I choose a main color that I usually don’t reach for but have been lately. I am excited to continue to practice blending and coloring with alcohol markers and put the tips and tricks I learned in this class to work. I hope you enjoyed the card and that it inspired you to grab some alcohol markers and create something wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!