Sunday, 15 September 2019

AECP - Magical Markers Techniques.

I'm slowly getting to the end of my Level 2 classes.  Today I had a go at the Magical Markers Technique class.  I originally took this class some time ago, but only recently purchased some Altenew Markers.   The class was lead by Sara Naumann and it was all about Markers.  Not just using them to colour in with, but lots of incredible techniques for other ways to use your markers.    Each lesson gave different ideas and of course, Sara explained and demonstrated them beautifully.   I went through every lesson again and came up with a card that used several different ways to use my Markers,

So what did I do?  First off I used my ruler and the R217 Velvet marker to make the frame around my panel.  Next was to make the splatters. - How you ask?  Well it's quite easy.  Scribble some maker onto a craft sheet and spritz with Isopropyl Alcohol.  Quickly use a stippling brush to pick up and flick the colour onto the card.

I used the R217 Velvet, R705 Midnight Violet and some Black Copic marker.  Just love the misty look I achieved.

My final technique was again to scribble some of the markers onto the craft mat and spritz with the Isopropyl Alcohol and then taking some glossy card stock, smooshing it on the mat.  This give an amazing watercolour look.

I was very impressed with the idea of doing this for backgrounds.  My next step was to stamp a flower from the Wallpaper Art stamp set onto the pink piece.  (actually was the Velvet ink but the diluting with the IA makes it softer)  I added clear embossing over the stamping and carefully used the heat gun to set.  I fussy cut it out.

I added a leaf from the Wallpaper Arts set with some Industrial Diamond ink and a sentiment from the Leaf Canopy set.   I don't have a small Hello from Altenew so cut one from another die I have.  A few pink sequins and I called it a day.

I learnt so much from Sara and this class.  Alcohol Markers can be used for so many different techniques and ideas other than straight colouring.  This class was excellently presented and I can highly recommend it.

I am entering this into the Anything Goes challenge at The Flower Challenge.

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Kathyk said...

Fab card and thanks for sharing your technique too

Happy Sunday


kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Dawn, and great ways to use your markers and get more from them.

Erum Tasneem said...

This is lovely, Dawn! Wonderful to see so many techniques that you applied on your project. So glad you enjoyed your class.
Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery. Well done.

Betty said...

love this and thanks for all the tips for using markers - love that stamp set and you've used it so beautifully for your card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful card, Dawn! Just love the watercolor look of the flower!! Will have to try those techniques; thanks for sharing!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you used your smooshed pieces for the bloom and sentiment, Dawn...such a striking effect! Love your color palette, too!

Viv said...

such a beautiful card here Dawn!great design and I love that gorgeous flower and the amazing pink colouring. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge';) Viv DT xx

Greta said...

Looks like you get an A! Beautiful card, Dawn--love the background!