Have you tried stamping using markers as ink in your card making? It’s a technique that requires only a few things so you should be able to manage with what you have. To ink your stamps, simply run your markers on the images then stamp. The photo above shows you how. It’s as easy as that!
Inking with markers works with all your stamps whether they’re words or images. Surprise yourself and give your stamp sets a fresh look by applying this technique.
Water-based markers are important when using this technique. Alcohol-based will not work because they dry too fast. Minimise colour contamination by using the lightest marker first and end with the darkest especially when overlapping colours.
Stampin’ Up! markers are water-based, dual-tipped, refillable and available in all colours. So really, Stampin’ Up! have not only spoilt you for choice but made the markers useful and economical too.
Here’s a tip to keep your markers in tip top shape:
Lay them flat at all times. It’s important that you keep both ends of the pen evenly distributed with ink. The ink barrel is situated in the middle of the pen so if you’re always storing them upright in a pen holder or cup, chances are the other tip of the pen gets drained out of ink.
Order your markers today so you too can give stamping with your markers as ink a go. It’s an enjoyable and gorgeous technique that you can apply in your card making and other paper craft projects. Try them with small scale projects such as gift tags, packaging, scrapbook inserts, ornaments and more.
I’m excited for you to try this technique and curious as to what gorgeous projects you’ll come up with. Happy paper crafting!