Hello NEON!

I know some of have negative feelings of neon colors (flashbacks of the big hair and bright colors of the 1980’s) but there is no doubt about it, neon is back! I just got to try the new Neon Markers from Letraset and I’m sold. I’ve had enough of brown and muted colors, how about you?

 

The thing is you can always tone down and “muddy” up a color but you can’t clean up a muted color. I love my colors pure, you have so much more versatility that way! These markers are fade resistant too which is important because neon colors are notorious for fading. Here is a video where I show you how easy it is to blend with these neon watercolor markers as well as some mixed media techniques with supplies you probably have already. I gab a bit about stencils and storage and who knows what else in the beginning so if you want to skip ahead 4 minutes and get straight to the stamping I don’t mind LOL! Also feel free to follow along with whatever watercolor markers you have!

Here is the piece we made in the video, I did not end up adding anything extra to it after all.

 

I wanted to show you a close up pic of the marker in the color spritzer tool. I did not have luck with this tool before, come to find out I was not pushing my markers through far enough! See how the nib of the marker extends past the tip of the spritzer tool. the color spritzer is made by Stampin up, I think they still sell it.

 

Here is my first attempt with the markers, I had such fun I made a video LOL! It was so fun to get in my studio and just play after a long summer home with the kids!

 

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

8 Responses

  1. GORGEOUS!! Love it. I don’t have any neon markers. . but hm, school supplies will soon go on clearance.

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  2. Lindsay………….you are a true artist! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this (these)
    techniques. Being a perfectionist I would never have thought to do something like this, but now I just might…(I think I can, I think I can—LOL) Great video as always 🙂

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  3. Hi Lindsey. Loved the video. Love, love, loved that giant butterfly stamp too! Had to go find me one on ebay. Can’t wait to get it and try a little neon love!

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  4. Awesome video Lindsay, thanks for sharing!

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  5. If you fold your paper your powder will go back into the bottle much more easily. Hugs, Ketena

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  6. I love this review, I just ordered some letraset markers so this is perfect! Random question, but how do you get companies to send you products to review? Thanks for sharing!!!

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    • I get approached by companies from time to time to review products, I think it has to do with the fact that my blog getsa lot of traffic and the fact that I am published regularily in magazines. You can always ask, via email, a companies media personif they would send you a sample to review, many times they are happy to do so but you must make sure you review the product as that counts as part of their advertizing. Good luck!

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