First of all I'd like to share what I created, and then I will focus on one part of this artwork: our new alcohol ink markers.
I used Close To My Heart's new Artiste Cricut Cartridge to cut out this purse in Black Card Stock. It has a finished size of about 4.5 inches. I scored the lines onto the card stock to give it that quilted look. For my stamped image, I used Whisper Pigment Ink and stamped a flower from C1511 Love Blooms. Once the pigment ink was set, I used our new Alcohol Ink Marker in Cotton Candy to color my image. I added leaves from Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes as well as Clear Adhesive Sparkles. I also used Silver Shimmer Trim. It is adhesive too! Here is a close up of the flower detail:
One of the most exciting additions to the CTMH product line is our new Pigment Inks and Alcohol Markers. I have never used alcohol markers before, but I found the them to be fun and easy. The best part is that each time you use them, you will get different results.
Because I am new to alcohol markers, I wanted wanted to experiment a bit. Below, you will find my results using Cotton Candy with each of the 10 colors found in the Basic Mini Pigment Pad Sets. One petal at a time, I started with the darker shade first and worked quickly to blend in the lighter shade. You need to keep a wet edge if you want to blend the colors well. With practice, I am sure I am going to get better. I figure I have to start somewhere, right?
The alcohol markers are fun, and I look forward to playing and learning as I get more of them!
Next stop on the Blog Hop is Debra Van Pattens' Blog Memories of the Heart by Deb.
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