Hi everyone! This morning I’m thrilled to be sharing a video from the one and only Julie Ebersole! Julie has such a knack for teaching — she educates, makes you say “aha!”, and makes you smile…all at the same time! Today she’s showing us how to get more from our supplies by using water-based markers to ink and stamp our images.
Card by Julie Ebersole. Find complete supplies and instructions here.
Isn’t the shading and dimension on that flower fabulous? Love it!
Here’s a little recap of Julie’s tips for successful stamping with markers:
- Always start with lightest colors, then add darker colors, to avoid cross-contamination and keep your markers clean. If you happen to get a bit of darker ink on your lighter markers, brush against scratch paper until clean again.
- Hold the marker with the brush nib parallel to the stamp surface to achieve broader strokes of color.
- Don’t worry if the ink dries by the time you are finished coloring; re-moisten the ink by “huffing” (blow warm breath of air) onto the stamp just before impressing to paper.
- Try “thumping” darker marker colors over the top of a base coat of lighter colored marker for a fun and different effect
Now before we go, the cute bunny up there says we have a random $50 Wish List Shopping Spree announcement to make! Every month we give away two shopping sprees, with winners pulled from comments here on the blog. To be in the running, just join the Hero Arts Club and start commenting. The next winner could be YOU! And today’s lucky winner… is… drumroll… Chunyuan Wu, who commented on February 28th! Congratulations, Chunyuan! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you set up to shop.
I hope you have a great day. Thank you for making us a part of it!