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These days have been crazy! This pandemic has really put everyone on edge. The slightest sneeze or cough from a loved ones sends us spiraling! Especially if that person is a senior citizen and someone with an underlying health condition! It’s  just a very nerve wracking time!

Being able to step away a bit and create has helped a lot. This class covers ink blending using the Altenew Artists Markers. These are alcohol based markers that require the use of a special ink for the stamped image in order to avoid the ink from smearing on the surface. All of the projects here are used with the Altenew Permanent Black Ink. Using the Artists Markers is a skill that needs to be practiced in order to become proficient.

This first card was created using the Wallpaper Art Stamp and Die set with Artist Markers from sets A, B, & C. The background was created using the Chevron Stencil with Distress Oxide Antique Linen ink pad.

This next card was also created with the Wallpaper Art Stamp and Die bundle and the same sets of markers, but framed on my card by using the Nesting Frames Die  for the frame and the sentiment. The flowers were finished off with a bit of Nuvo Aqua Glitter.

The next set of cards incorporates watercoloring and alcohol markers together. This is a great technique, and a little more forgiving than the alcohol markers alone. Both of these cards were created with the Floral Sprig Stamp set, and the 36 Pan Watercolors by Altenew. The first card is the “watercoloring within the lines” card and the second one uses a more “organic” approach to the watercolors. Both are enhanced using the Artists Markers to bring out the details.

 

This has been a wonderful class to take and the instructor; Kelly Latevola, is excellent at explaining why and how a technique works. Check it out here.

Thank you for spending time here today.

Rachael

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