Magical Marker Techniques

In this we learn to use our alcohol markers in different ways.

Card 1

I wanted to create a card with a stained glass look. I’ve struggled with coloring vellum in the past but felt much more comfortable after watching the instructor color vellum as part of a lesson.

I began by prepping white vellum with anti-static powder. Next, I stamped Altenew’s Statement Flowers several times onto my paper and heat set the images in black embossing powder. Once set, I cut the vellum to A2-size and began to color the back of the paper with Copic markers. I then colored the front of the paper since I thought the initial coloring was too pale. For the florals, I used R37, and R32, Y15, and YR04 for the centers, for the leaves G07, G46, and YG06, and finally, for the background I used B23. Next, I used alcohol prep pads to smooth out streaks and harsh lines. Next, I used 1/8 double-sided tape to adhere the vellum to my card base. Next, I added a thin black frame around my project to hide any tape that may be visible.

I chose “Stay Strong” from Altenew’s Sentiments Strips stamp Set 2 and heat embossed it in gold powder.

Card 2

I began with white card stock and sprayed Altenew’s Antique Silver Metallic Ink Spray. Once dry, I colored an acrylic block with Copic marker N6, sprayed it with alcohol, pressed the inked paper on top, and repeated the process a couple of times. Finally, I let it dry and sprayed Altenew’s Antique Gold Metallic ink Spray. Next, I cut black card stock with Altenew’s Flowing foliage Die Set. I added double-sided tape to the back of the paper before cutting, as suggested by the instructor. (GENIUS!) I arranged the pieces and set them in place by removing the tape’s backing. Next, I cut black and gold strips of card stock and adhered them with double-sided tape toward the bottom of the card. Lastly, I added “hello” in black card stock right above the black strip.

I added the completed project to a blank notecard with double-sided adhesive tape.

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