Monday, June 18, 2007

Make your Mark

This months Stampin' Up Special involves our Stampin' Write markers. Details of the special can be found here. I thought this would be a good time to show you the many uses of the markers. The Stampin' Write markers are designed specifically for crafting and allow you to colour, stamp, spritz and journal your projects with one trouble free product. They are available in the four basic colour families - Bold Brights, Earth Elements, Soft Subtles and Rich Regals and each pack includes 12 different colour markers.

So on take your Mark, lets go.

The first use for the markers would be the most obvious. Colouring in. Unlike the texta's we all used as kids, a stampin' write marker has a brush tip for easy colouring. Simply use the brush end and colour to your hearts delight. The colours will go on beautifully and can be blended using the Stampin' Up! blender pens.

Still on Colouring, you can also use them as a watercolour. Simple rub the brush end onto a plastic lid. Using a blender pen, paint brush or aquabrush - pick up the colour from the lid and add it to your stamped image. This will give you a softer, more subtle effect than the straight colouring.

Use your brush tip to colour directly on to your stamps. With Bold images you can colour in the stamp, as with a flower, you can colour the stem and leaves in a different colour to the flower.

Use the markers to omit portions of a stamped image. You might like only part of the stamp so only ink the portion you want leaving out what you don't require. eg. leave out the words on some stamps or pick a phrase from a verse to highlight.

Another great idea for using your markers, is one we learnt at convention. Ink up a image with a cutout in it like this love stamp. Either stamp this image off (lightly stamp it on scrap paper) or use a lighter shade. Then using your marker highlight the cutout image. In this image I hightlighted the heart and the word love.

Hope this inspires you to use our markers. Unlike the felt pens we used at school, the Stampin' Up! markers are so easy to use and give wonderful result. Check out this months special involving our markers here.

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