Sunday, April 6, 2008

20 Ways to use our Markers...

I was quite excited at convention last summer during the session on using markers; I was amazed at all the different examples that were given. I decided I wanted to make a little booklet to show customers the different examples, but as you can see it took me a while to put it together.
I don't think that I will post all 20 right now....but I'll give you the first 4 pages.
(I need to get to bed because I'm going to have to try to get in to school early in the morning. I KNOW my classroom and the music room are going to be in shambles after the floors have been waxed over spring break.)

The printing for this didn't come out very clearly in the says..."Colour with markers directly onto watercolour paper. Use a blender pen to remove brush lines.
I'm actually going to make a new page for this because I have since watched Julie Buhler's (from Paper Pleasing Ideas) tutorial on "No Copics, No Problem"...watercolouring with markers onto watercolour paper and was quite impressed. I'm not sure that I have thick enough paper, but I'm going to try her method and add it as #21.

Yes this is first birthday, which is why I'm pointing with my finger. I got that bunny and he was that colour. And, I must say, that dear old bunny is nearly 50 and is being kept in a very safe place. Some things ya just don't part with.

No extra explanation is needed for this one since my printing, as atrocious as it visible.

It took a while for me to get something I was happy with using this technique. I found that no matter how long I let the white craft dry....even if I used a heat tool, the white seemed to come away as I coloured with the marker. I believe I left the top leaf and flower white so that people could see the difference.

That's all for tonight, I'll post some more tomorrow. Although I hope you won't be bored with it. (Always a fear!!!!)

Back to school tomorrow....three more months to go....Happy Stampin' - Joan


Nardi said...

What a great idea to showcase these ideas for your customers. I look ofrward to seeing your remaining pages. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Joan, what a great idea. I might have to make myself a marker book too. Thanks so much for sharing! Love the little Joan picture! Adorable. Hugs and smiles

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a neat book! Love it!

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Such a sweet picture of you with your bunny. My daughter Zoe is 8 and has a very much loved bunny since she was a baby. Hence my name bunny-zoe. I hope she still has it in 50 years time. Great Booklet and I will check out the links to the copic tutorials - many thanks. Hugs, Nikki x

Andrea, said...

What a wonderful idea. TFS

Janine said...

What wonderful projects and ideas!!
Have a wonderful day!

JustNeedling said...

Such a great idea. I'm going to make one myself.

Here is the link to make the folding card on my blog.

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea! I love this little book!

Anonymous said...

Hello Joan

Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Your idea of a book with different techniques is amazing !!!
I'll copy you soon
Kiss from Spain