Saturday 15 April 2017

Cross Canada Hop--Alcohol Markers

Hello there, crafty friends!
Spring has finally sprung here in Ontario, just in time for the lovely long Easter weekend.
Canadian Close to My Heart consultants are celebrating with a blog hop
featuring ShinHan Twin-Touch alcohol markers.

If you've come from Dominique's blog, you are on the right track. If you'd like to start at the beginning, go to Michelle's blog where you will find the entire list of participants.

I have loved playing with alcohol markers since taking a Copic colouring course a few years back.
Close to My Heart sells 24 colours of the ShinHan Twin-Touch markers, along with a colourless blender pen; they work just as well as Copics for many colouring effects.
On today's card, I'm showcasing a couple of different techniques:

1)    No need to worry about not having just the right marker for your project; you can blend two colours together without contaminating either marker.
Scribble the darker shade onto an acrylic stamping block. This functions as your palette.

Pick up the colour on the block with the lighter shade of marker; you will get an intermediate shade to add to your project. To clean the lighter marker, just use it on white card stock until the colour runs true again.
Example: for the bunny's shirt, I coloured with Y22 Golden Yellow, then scribbled some YR24 Marigold onto my block. I picked up the darker orange colour with the yellow marker and used it to add shading to the image.
 I did the same with the bunny's shorts, using B68 Turquoise Blue and BG61 Peacock Green.

2)  I also created a fun piece of patterned paper, using my markers to make matching plaid. I added adhesive to the back of a piece of white card stock and stuck it to my Versamat.

I used the diagonal marks on the mat and the 14" ruler to draw parallel lines in Turquoise and Tender Pink.
 Then I rotated the mat 90 degrees and drew lines in that orientation to complete the plaid.

The ShinHan markers have two ends: a fine bullet tip and a broad tip. You can create lines of different width depending on which side of the broad tip you drag over the paper.
The speed with which you drag the marker across the paper will also have an effect--the slower you go, the more ink can sink into the paper, making a slightly wider line.

Break out your markers and give these techniques a try!
The next stop on the hop is Sheena at Kanata Newf.
Please remember to leave comments and love as you hop, quick like a bunny!

Happy Easter,

P.S:  Next month's hop on May 15th will feature new paper packs from Close to My Heart.

Supplies:  all supplies Close to My Heart, unless otherwise indicated.
Stamp set: Easter Bunny/February 2017 stamp of the month
Ink: Archival Black, Fern
Markers: ShinHan Twin-Touch markers GY234, Y222, YR24, P282, P83, B68, BG61, RP198
Copic Markers in E31 and E33, R20.
Shimmer trim in green
Embossing folder: Lifestyle crafts/houndstooth
Versamat 12x12 crafting mat
14" ruler
Contact your local Close to My Heart consultant to purchase any of the items featured here.


  1. Caroline, your card is so sweet. Love the colorful plaid technique, very that bunny stamp too.

    1. Thank you, Carol Anne. I am Scottish, so love plaid!

  2. really cute. love how you made the background ppr!!

  3. Fabulous card, Caroline! I love how you colored the bunny and the awesome background panel you created with markers and ruler. Thanks for inspiring me today!
    :) Marie

  4. Fabulous card, Caroline! I love how you colored the bunny and the awesome background panel you created with markers and ruler. Thanks for inspiring me today!
    :) Marie

  5. I have to try this plaid technique. So well done .

  6. Love the colouring of the bunny, and the plaid is great....great inspiration.

  7. I love your hand made patterned paper!! Thanks for sharing.

  8. your incredible plaid, it is simply amazing!!! And your sweet bunny is just as fabulous.

  9. Thanks for sharing some Technique miss Lady
    and soo happy you visiting back my rainbow card
    do you like being my Bloggy friend?
    your card is so cuute
    and the way you colored the shirt and pants is clever
    I love your Plaid
    so tidy
    I like making plaid too but always not so patient and the result is damaged not so good in some area :(
    Sweet bunny card Caroline and the grass looks like a real one in glitter
    Monika from Germany


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