Thursday, July 19, 2007
Playing with Markers
Today is just a simple card. It's actually Dawn's Small Square Pocket Card. I just LOVE these little cards! If you click on the link, it will take you to Dawn's tutorial and you can become addicted as well! :) I just wanted to make a simple card today because my main goal was to play with my Prismacolor markers. I've had them for a while and have only used them a couple of times. Once the Alcohol Marker Tutorial went up on Splitcoast, I tried to blend more with the markers rather than just color. My first attempt was awful! They bled horribly! I thought maybe it was the paper I was using, but I think it was just my markers. Most people you've seen coloring with markers lately have been using the Copic brand. I've never used Copic, so I don't know how different they are from the Prismacolor. Anyway, for this card I used Shimmery White cardstock and I had a MUCH BETTER experience with blending. So, maybe it was the cardstock. . .who knows. This still didn't color exactly as I wanted, but I'm still practicing and I'm very happy that the color didn't bleed! Next time I'll try the same cardstock as before and see what happens! :) Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- You're Bugging Me, MissyB Designs; Ink- Palette in Noir; Paper- Shimmery White, DCWV orange and unknown green; Accessories- Prismacolor markers, Mega oval punch, Giga scallop oval punch, ribbon from Doodliedoo, horizontal slot punch.