Hope everyone is enjoying Spring and all of nature’s colors! I know it’s one of my favorite times of year and I’ve really enjoyed all the new ideas of adding color to my projects. :0)
One thing I use a lot is transparencies and my Sharpie markers. I use transparencies for journaling, stamping on, painting on ect.. The first project I’m going to share involves stamping directly onto a transparency. I made a gift bag but this technique could be used on any project. You’ll need:
A small gift bag
Sasafrass Lass paper
Inque Boutique stamps
To make the flower I stamped onto the transparency with StazOn ink and let it dry. Once dry use your Sharpie markers to color the backside of the transparency to show through the stamped image. You can either layer this image on your project or back it with white cardstock like I did, cut it out, and mount of foam tape to make it pop.
Another way to add color to a project using Sharpies is with pre-printed transparencies. For this card I cut out the images from the transparency sheet and used my Sharpie to add color to the borders and swirls.
I also challenged myself to use only scraps I found on my scrap desk. This is what I came up with:
A great tip when you can’t find the perfect color ink is to use your Sharpie markers. Find the color you want, run end over stamp, and quickly stamp the image.
The end result:
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!