Stamping with Markers

Stampin’ Write markers are absolutely fabulous.  I love that they have a fine, journaling tip and a broad paintbrush tip.  I love the quality of the ink that gives such great saturation whether you’re applying ink to a stamp or coloring on paper.  And I really love that they coordinate with every single one of  the Stampin’ Up! exclusive colors!

The beautiful images in the Friends Never Fade stamp set were made for working with markers.  These bold flowers have just enough detail to create the perfect canvas for selectively applying ink with markers without being so detailed that a person could lose her mind in the process.  It might happen if  her mind was already wandering, but that’s a story no one wants to hear!

Friends Never Fade

  • Friends Never Fade and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets
  • Vintage Vogue wheel
  • Very Vanilla, So Saffron and Chery Cobbler card stock
  • Old Olive and Tangerine Tango Classic ink pads
  • Chery Cobbler, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and So Saffron Stampin’ Write markers
  • Kiwi Kiss patterns Designer Series Paper (retired)
  • So Saffron grosgrain ribbon  (Daffodil Delight is now available!)
  • Round tab punch
  • Blender Pen
  • So Saffron brads (Daffodil Delight is now available!)
  • Piercing tool, template and mat; straight edge (ruler)

Here are a couple of tips to make your Marker-to-Stamp technique pop:

  1. Ink the stamp with your primary color, then use a Blender pen to selectively remove ink you want to replace
  2. Begin with light colors, then add progressively dark colors.  This helps to avoid discoloring your markers if a light colored marker comes in contact with darker ink.
  3. Use the side of the brush end of your Stampin’  Write marker to add the ink, and use a gentle hand to avoid crushing the brush tip.
  4. Add a little texture by loading extra ink on a few points – notice the Old Olive leaves
  5. “Huff” on your stamp before applying it to paper to re-moisten all ink

As long as we’re in the helpful hint department, take a good look at those brads.  Nice and straight and evenly spaced, aren’t they?  The secret is the Piercing tool, template and mat.  I couldn’t begin to make a straight line of brads without them.

Have some fun with your markers!


One thought on “Stamping with Markers

  1. I just started subscribing to your blog. I just got this set and I love it. Your card is so pretty and thanks for the tips at the end.


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