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Having Fun with Marvy Uchida Products - Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Oct 17, 2018 Hero Arts

Today we're sharing a fun collaboration we hope you'll enjoy! We've teamed up with our friends at Marvy Uchida to share projects combining their products with Hero Arts stamps and dies! Much like Hero Arts, Uchida of America has been developing and marketing a wide range of quality craft and art-related materials for over 40 years. They carry a variety of markers, pencils and other products that pair perfectly with our stamps.

We have projects to share here on the blog today from both Jessica Frost-Ballas and Sally Traidman, and some of our Creative Team artists joined in the fun with a short blog hop! Be sure to visit their blogs and leave comments, we'll be giving away two Marvy Uchida + Hero Arts prize packs you will not want to miss! Leave your comments by Sunday, October 21st at 11:59pm PST, and we'll announce the winner here on the blog. Here's the list of hoppers:

Hero Arts (you are here!)
Ilina Crouse
Emily Midgett
Janette Kausen
Libby Hickson

Now for some project inspiration! First up is Sally, who has lots of ideas for using Marvy markers!

When I heard we were doing a blog hop with Marvy, I got really excited. I have used Marvy products for YEARS and have always loved them. I asked to work with mainly pens so let me show you what FUN I had. As you know I don’t always use products conventionally, so here are some ideas you may not have thought of.

Take your LePlume II markers and use them like watercolors! One of my loves is loosely washing a piece of watercolor paper with light hues and then scribble drawing over the paint when dry. The LePen set has a good assortment of tips. On the birthday cake in the first photo I shared, I sketched with a broader tip and then colored in with the LePlumes. I did the same for the flower cards below. I scribbled the marker colors onto a palette. I sketched some flowers with the watercolors, then added in the details with a black pen.

Next I stamped Bouquet in Black ink and painted in with markers I had scribbled onto the palette. I used a water brush to paint with.


Or simply use them to color directly on the stamps as shown with the Color Layering Happy Day Flowers set. I loved that so much when I was done I now use it on my phone on my lock screen.

Lastly were the rocks I inked up. I took white, gold and black pens and free handed some rock “painting.” I recently saw some a friend did while traveling and I HAD to try it when I got home. My yard has about 100,000 more rocks to paint!


So, this happy girl can ink and paint til the pens run dry! Go create!!!

Wonderful ideas, thanks Sally! Now here's Jessica with a beautiful, snowy scene...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a simple holiday card with lots of fun texture thanks to a fun product from Marvy Uchida!

I wanted to keep it simple and keep the focus on Marvy Uchida so I started by watercoloring a background using liquid watercolors in Deep Oean, Indigo, Purple, and Black. I splattered it with white gouache and added drops from my Marvy Uchida snow marker. I heated it until the drops puffed up!

Next I stamped the hills from Ski Holiday onto dark grey cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat-embossed them with White Embossing Powder. I fussy cut the hill and then coated the tops liberally with the snow marker. I heated it until the puffy texture started popping up all over! I love that it's not a uniform look and creates this fabulous dimension! To finish the card I stamped a sentiment from Ski Holiday and heat-embossed it with Detail Black Embossing Powder. I tore the bottom of the sentiment and added more of the snow marker before adhering it to my card with foam mounting tape! The snow is the perfect touch for this fun holiday card!

Thanks for joining us today! Please check out the Marvy Uchida website, and visit them on Instagram @marvyuchida, too! They are sharing lots of collaboration inspiration on IG this week, as well as more giveaways! And don't forget to hop on over to Ilina's blog to join our blog hop.

Take care,

92 Responses

MandaLJ

MandaLJ

October 22, 2018

Such lovely projects! I especially love the elegant painted rocks!

Amy Cooley

Amy Cooley

October 22, 2018

Beautiful variety of projects! Thanks for the collaboration today and I look forward to seeing what the other ladies created.

Lagene

Lagene

October 22, 2018

Awesome cards and love the rocks too!

Rebecca Ednie

Rebecca Ednie

October 22, 2018

I love the Le Plume II markers. Great collaboration.

lee

lee

October 21, 2018

Wonderful cards and pet rock! :)

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

October 21, 2018

Such fun uses of
the markers on the
lovely cards. Love
The painted rocks!
Carla from Utah

Peggy M

Peggy M

October 21, 2018

Beautiful cards & I love the painted rocks! Thank you for sharing!

Wendy Lambert

Wendy Lambert

October 21, 2018

Love the cards. I really am a fan of the watercolor look and combined with flowers it just looks so beautiful. I like the puffy look of the snow. I didn’t know they had this marker so very cool!

Sharon L.

Sharon L.

October 20, 2018

Great cards! Sally always has something out of the box – the rocks are fab, and how you use the same products with different results using different techniques. Can’t get enough of the snow effects on Jessica’s card, and the lovely ski.

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

October 19, 2018

Awesome cards!!!

Marisela Delgado

Marisela Delgado

October 19, 2018

AWESOME cards!!!

kimberly skinner

kimberly skinner

October 19, 2018

I LOVE the one you did the loose wash and then scribbled over and the rocks! I live by a beach that has no sand, it is all rocks…it’s like an infinite canvas. Thanks for sharing this!

FD91354

FD91354

October 19, 2018

Beautiful cards! Will have to try that Marvy snow pen! Hero Arts and Marvy are a great collaboration!

DUMONTIER Marjorie

DUMONTIER Marjorie

October 19, 2018

How lovely are these creations ! Jessica’s Card is as beautiful as always ! And the puffed snow looks so real ! Sally’s creations are just as great ! And her little decorated rocks are soooo dcute !! Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win. Love, Marjorie
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Golda

Golda

October 19, 2018

Lots of fun ideas!

CyLee

CyLee

October 18, 2018

Who doesn’t love a painted rock! Fantastic!

Lisette

Lisette

October 18, 2018

Are you kidding me? How did I not know that snow markers were a thing?? I need to buy them asap. I hope I win a pack of those markers.

Anne Wylie

Anne Wylie

October 18, 2018

Beautiful cards! Will have to try that Marvy snow pen! Hero Arts and Marvy are a great collaboration!

PamR

PamR

October 18, 2018

Thanks for all the inspiration ladies!!

GabriellaB

GabriellaB

October 18, 2018

Oh my gosh what a fun idea for a hop. I love their snow marker and I love the marvy matchebles for coloring stamps

Julie M

Julie M

October 18, 2018

Thanks for the inspiration.

Kristen

Kristen

October 18, 2018

Such great inspiration!

Jeff Wince

Jeff Wince

October 18, 2018

I love how they can be muted or vibrant!

Nana Griffin

Nana Griffin

October 18, 2018

Love the painted rocks. Wonderful ideas.

Denise Mlady

Denise Mlady

October 18, 2018

Marvy markers were the first ones I bought when I started stamping 20+ years ago!! These projects are all beautiful. The snow marker looks like fun.

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