Hello, and welcome back! I'm starting a new Try It series tonight featuring Blendabilities, and I'll have more posts around this topic each Tuesday during August. Blendabilities are Stampin' Up!'s new alcohol markers, and they are a lot of fun to use. Today, I'm starting with a line-art stamp set, In This Together. Here is the completed card.
Here are some in process photos. For the face I used Natural and Nude from the Skin Tone Blendabilities Assortment and Melon Mambo Light for the cheeks and lips. For the hair I used Light and Medium from the Crumb Cake Assortment.
Tip #1-Start with a darker color for shading, and then color over with the next lighter shade.You can use this technique also for the hair.
Tip #2-Add pink for the cheeks before coloring over the whole face. Add lip color after.
For the coat I used Light and Medium from the Smoky Slate Assortment. The shirt is colored with Medium and Dark Melon Mambo Blendabilities.
Tip #3-Add shading where the natural shadows would be.
For the pants I used Medium and Dark Old Olive Blendabilities. The bags are Light Melon Mambo, Light and Medium Coastal Cabana, Light Old Olive and Medium and Light Crumb Cake. The buttons on the coat are Dark Melon Mambo.
Tip #4-Add white polka-dots or stripes over a colored area with the Color Lifter marker.
Tip #5-Coloring over an area with the same marker will make it a shade darker of the same hue. To keep the lightest shade possible, only color an area once.
For the background, I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set stamped in Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana and Old Olive Inks. I stitched around the layer, and then adhered it to a Whisper White card base.
Here is a close-up of the completed card. I decided it would be fun to cut the main image into a circle, and use a different greeting with it. The greeting is from the Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set in Jet Black Stazon on Vellum Cardstock.
Well, that is all for today. Next Tuesday, I'll have some more ideas on how to use your Blendabilities Markers. What is your favorite way to use alcohol markers?