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!

ProMarker Giveaway {and a video too!}

****We have a winner: Congrats Carolyn!!!!********************

*****EDIT: Plese be sure if you are placing a link to this contest you leave a second comment so you get your second chance to win! Thanks :)  ********

Happy Monday {yep, it is a happy Monday!!!!} I am so excited because I get to give away a set of 12 ProMarkers to one lucky blog reader and you get to pick your set! They are introducing a new line of blending marker sets {that’s right up my ally} and maybe you will win one before you can even BUY them! There are 3 sets to pick from, each containg 12 beautiful juicy ProMarkers! Giveaway details below. Here is a project I made with Promarkers and Tria markers from Letraset:

Markers: ProMarker/Tria (Letraset), Digistamp (Lindasy's stamp Stuff), Button Dies and rubber stamp (SU!), PP (Basic Grey, K&Co), Ribbon (Offray, SewTrue), Other: Sewing machine/thread, doiley, skeleton leaves, white button

Want to learn how to color this? It is easy, check out the videos below to see how easy it is to color the brass needle holder image on my card (it’s in the Sew Pretty digistamp set from Lindsay’s stamp Stuff BTW} as well as how to color and  blend a rubber stamped image and a hand drawn image. Don’t be shy, give it a try!

Here is a close up of the card, if you love the button card be sure to check back later this week because I have a super fun handmade button tutorial for you, and yes, it is frugal :)

Give-a-Way rules…rules, no, how about “How to Enter”…yes, that sounds better:

Leave a comment and tell me what ProMarker blending set YOU would want to win if your name is drawn. You can see all of the sets here.

If you want a second chance to win simply post about this give-a-way on your blog or facebook (linking back to this give-a-way post) and leave another comment with the link {I will check;} and again your choice of sets. Big hugs if you do this, if we get a lot of response from this contest Letraset will let me do more give-a-ways, yay!

You have until Midnight March 13 to enter.

On Monday March 14 I will use a random number generator to pick a winner! I will then email the winner for their address so they can receive their prize. I can see your email when you sign in to comment so you do not need to post it in the comment box for the world to see :)

That’s it, easy peasy! Have fun, good luck :) And til next time happy crafting!

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