Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Hydrangeas using Bic Markers
Today I just felt like coloring. I watched a recent video by Gina K on using the bic alcohol marker for those of us on a budget. Copic markers are her preference, but at $6.98 each they're out of my range. So I was really excited to find 36 Bic permanent markers in a storage case at Target for just under $20. I've show cased this stamp before using chalks: you can see it here Blue Hydrangea but the intensity using the bic markers is remarkable. The color just flows on and blends so nicely I had to try different colors.
I stamped the image on Gina K's pure luxury base weight card stock and achieved brilliant results. Then I cut them out so I could place them on the ovals. Note: the alcohol markers will bleed through regular card stock. The blue raspberry and vibrant violet are also from Gina K. I embossed the base with the cuttlebug Swiss dots folder. Spellbinders scalloped ovals and regular ovals high light the image, and the fancy tag has the sentiment. A simple 1/2" strip of white with 1/4" strip of base color adds visual interest. A very quick and easy card with stunning results. If you are considering the bic markers be sure to watch the video for helpful tips.
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