Last week I taught a Stampin’ Blends class where everyone received hands on tips on how to make the most of the amazing Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. This was the first card we did. The goal was to get used to having the Stampin’ Blends in your hand and using the fine tip just to color – no shading. Plus we colored the ribbon with the Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend too! Yes, you can easily color ribbon!
Next we used the Ivory and Bronze markers along with a little Clear Wink of Stella to make this beauty using the Vintage Leaves stamp set. We talked about how to choose stamps that will make shading easy. The clear Wink of Stella just accentuates the color – pretty cool! Another technique I shared on this card was using the light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to lightly trace around the edges of the image – it really makes it pop!
Next we worked on shading and utilizing the Color Lifter on this Remarkable You card. Again, choosing your image is important. We talked about which do you start with – the light marker or the dark marker. It is a personal preference. If you want to know mine, in most cases, I lay down a light layer of light, add in the dark being careful to not add too much the first pass (I can always add more but it is harder to take it away). Then I blend with a circular motion with my light marker.
Lastly we did this Floral Statements Card. I shared how to get the 2 colors (Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral) to blend together. We also talked about using a base layer of Daffodil Delight or Smoky Slate under the Old Olive to provide different shades of green.
Each of my class participants LOVED the class. They walked away with tutorials for each card AND a Stampin’ Blends Tips & Tricks sheet full of notes to give you the most success in your coloring adventures! If you weren’t able to attend the class (or are a long distance customer), I will provide these tutorials and the Tips & Tricks sheet if you are purchasing the Stampin’ Blends from me. Just give me a shout and I will send the tutorials on their way!