A few days ago I was puttering in my craft room and came across the monthly challenge at SweetStamps...and decided to try it! It is usually a technique that they want you to try and this month (from March 15 thru April 14) the requested technique is using markers to ink up your stamps. I tried it 2 ways: with alcohol markers and with water based markers. I could not get the alcohol marker method to work because I don't have any spray-on alcohol to remoisturize the "ink" once it has dried (and alcohol marker ink dries fast!). SO...I used my only 2 water-based markers... a nice blue and green.
And here is the result!
The "swirl" stamp is from Stampabilities called "Vintage Flourish" and the sentiment stamp is from SweetStamps. I also added a little Stickles "Star Dust" to the flourish and a single rhinestone...for a bit of glam.
The markers I used are Promarkers "Aqua" and I brushed the ink on the stamp with the large tips, first one color, then the other...blending it a bit here and there. When that was done I spritzed it with water in my little mini spritzer from Ranger. After it dried I added a bit of sparkley Stickles to parts of the image.
And lastly I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cropped the whole thing and mounted on a medium blue folded cardstock. Very CAS. Especially the "S"!
I am my worst critic, and even I like this one!
So, thanks, SweetStamps, for the suggestion!
sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com - Inking Stamps with Markers
http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - #53 Case Sandie's Card
I chose her card from 3-12-14
(I'm also their GD this week, so not sure I'm allowed to enter a card...
but couldn't resist!)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca - #101 Photo Inspiration
(I used the colors aqua, blue, green...and the swirls remind me of water/ocean)
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #126 Anything Goes