Since it's a long weekend, thought we'd squeeze in some extra creativity this week with a Saturday post by guest blogger Wendy Price!
Hi everyone! I'm Wendy Price from Paper, Ink and Smiles and I'm so excited to have the chance to be a guest blogger for Design Memory Craft today! I've been having a blast playing with the new Stamper's Big Brush and PITT® artist pens! They're perfect for stamping with and come in such gorgeous colors!
When I sat down to create this layout, I really wanted to challenge myself to see how many different ways I could use the markers. Can you guess how many ways I used them?
If you guessed nine...you're right! Join me as I share with you all the ways they were used...
1. I inked up my stamp (Geo Bubble cling by Stampendous) with the May Green and Light Cobalt Turquoise Stamper's Big Brush markers, spritzed it with water and stamped it onto the tags.
2. To create the splattered effect on the tags, I scribbled some Light Cobalt Turquoise onto a nonstick craft sheet and spritzed it with water. Next I picked up some of the watered down ink with a paintbrush and splattered it onto the tag.
3. To create the soft inked edges along the tag, I again scribbled the markers onto the craft sheet. I picked up some of the ink with a blending tool or sponge and inked up my edges. You'll need to work quickly before the ink dries, but it gives a soft pretty effect.
4. I colored white poinsetta petals with the May Green Stamper's Big Brush marker to create my leaves. While the ink was still damp, I ran the Light Cobalt Stamper's Big Brush marker along the edges.
5. Those Prima flowers were looking like they needed a little something, so I inked up my stamp again and stamped it onto the flowers.
6. I added a bit of color to the pearl flower centers with the Light Cobalt Stamper's Big Brush marker.
7. I painted the edges of glossy photo with gesso and allowed it to dry. Next I colored Light Cobalt along photo edges. The gesso allowed the marker to stick to the glossy photo surface.
8. Using the PITT® artist pens I added my journaling.
9. And finally, I colored in my white chipboard letters with the May Green Stamper's Big Brush marker to customize them to my layout.
I hope I've inspired you to bring out your markers and play around with ways to use them! I'd love to see what fun new ways you find to use your markers!