Hello there! Happy 2017 and thank you for spending some time with me! I am so excited to share a tutorial with you featuring some fun products! (I also have a giveaway and a product discount code, so make sure to read through the blog post!)
Altenew just released a brand-new, fresh and hot product – Artist Markers! They are so much fun to work with and very easy to use with your favorite stamps.
These markers are alcohol based and come with 4 shades of each color family, just like Altenew’s Crisp Dye Inks. Color guessing game can be a frustration when coloring stamped images, so with these shades, you do not have to worry about color combinations!
For this project, I used the Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink to stamp the outlined stamp and colored with the markers. Since the ink pad is water based, be careful not to go over the black line too much when coloring as they will smear. (Altenew is coming out with permanent black ink you can use it with these markers real soon!)
You can easily add details using these markers onto solid/layer stamped image using the dye inks, though. Detailed shading and partial shading can be achieved with just a few strokes!
Since the markers and the inks are formulated differently, you will see some colors are not matched 100%. These markers are designed to complement the inks, not necessarily match the colors. You can see the stamped ink colors and scribbled marker colors side by side in the reference chart above. I created this chart so you can easily see them in person. You can also download your own chart here. This will help you understand the colors better to use them to their maximum potential!
So when assembling the card together, I stamped the leaves directly onto the card layer with some of our inks and then added a bit of shading using the Forest Glades marker. A perfect way to using both the ink and the marker to get the look you want!
Give the Artist Markers a try! These are not only great for seasoned color enthusiast but also would be a great set for coloring newbies to start with to get better at color combination and blending.
I am a part of a special release blog hop along with many great designers! You probably came from my dear friend Kathy‘s blog. After this, you can check out TaeEun‘s blog to see what she has up on her sleeve for you! A full blog hop list is at the bottom of this blog post.
See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Monday, January 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Wednesday, January 18th.
I am also giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner! Please leave a comment below by Monday, January 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. I will announce the lucky winner on Tuesday, January 18th here on my blog.
Congrats, Nancy! You are the lucky winner of this blog hop giveaway! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Markers Release Blog Hop Winner from Nicole’s Blog.” Thank you!
From today till 12th, just for two days, you can get ALL of these stamps in a special bundle! The Ultimate Floral Script Collection is 25%, which is a rare deal! If you have not tried these, this is a great chance!! (No code needed!)
Blog Hop List
Hop along with us! There are so much inspiration waiting for you. Click each stop to check out the projects and for a chance to win prizes!
- Kathy Racoosin
- Nicole Picadura —-> You Are Here
- TaeEun Yoo
- Debby Hughes
- Michelle Short
- Marika Rahtu
- Stephanie Klauck
- Yana Smakula
- Yoonsun Hur
- Therese Calvird
- Keeway Tsao
- Jennifer McGuire
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Lydia Evans
- Svetlana Fotinia
- Wanda Guess