Distressed Alcohol Markers
by Joan Bardee
Combine alcohol markers and distress inks for a unique look.
- Outline Stamp, (Waltzingmouse Roses in Bloom used here)
- Waterproof black ink
- Alcohol markers
- Distress inks
- Water mister
- Paper towel
Stamp line image (large open spaces work best) with a waterproof ink on white or cream cardstock.
Being careful to avoid touching the stamped image (alcohol marker may smear waterproof ink), scribble a dark alcohol marker near the center of each part of your image.
Practice on scrap paper to select a marker that coordinates with a shade of distress ink.
Step 3 (Optional)
Add a bit more coloring with a lighter alcohol marker.
Take a Ranger Distress Ink pad and apply it face down directly over your image, twisting in a circular motion.
Mist with water.
The more water you use, the more the Ink will dissolve and reveal more of the alcohol marker underneath.
Blot with a paper towel and set aside (or use a heat gun) to dry.
When almost dry, cut out with scissors.
It is easier to cut out your image when the cardstock is a bit damp. Too wet and the cardstock will be too fragile to cut.
Finish your project.