One more post today
I finished two more cards I wanted to show. These were for Altenew’s Magic Markers Technique class. I don’t use alcohol markers too much. Not my favorite coloring medium and I’m not good at it anyway, nor do I have many alcohol markers, but I do have Altenew’s set A, which was used in this class. I was surprised at how many ways you could use the markers WITHOUT needing to “color” with them. I was extremely happy with this class. Both my cards were very similar, using the stamp and die cut set “A Gift for You.” Which, incidentally was a gift from Altenew. One thing we learned in the class was how to make a subtle background for cards, also coloring on vellum. Here is my first card.
I do like the subtle background, almost a watercolor background, with out having to use watercolor paper. I heat embossed the flowers in black and then used my markers to color the back. To get the sort of dotted texture I just tapped the marker around the flower after I colored it in. I also had some silver heart stickers that I was able to color with the markers as well as a silver brad that I used for the center of my flowers. The nice thing about the alcohol markers is that you can color over metal. That way you can make many of your embellishments coordinate with your color scheme.
My second card was very similar but I stenciled my background using the same color die inks that were in my flowers and leaves. I love that Altenew’s coloring mediums all coordinate with each other. For example, there is a Coral Berry die ink as well as a Coral Berry alcohol marker. For that matter they have Coral Berry cardstock, Coral Berry metallic shimmer ink spray, Coral Berry enamel dots (as part of a set called Red Cosmos), and the list goes on. Anyway this class, and what you will learn is well worth it.