Combining Alcohol Marker Brands | Together We Are Stronger | Papercrafters Unite Against Racism Hop

Today I’m a part of the Papercrafters Unite Against Racism Blog Hop. If you’re already working your way through the hop you’ll have arrived here from Ingrid. If you’re starting at me, welcome to the hop! No need to go backwards, you can find the information for the next stop at the end of this post, and then you can hop and loop back through.

This hop is all about friendship, unity, support and, of course, anti-racism. The goal is to come together and stand behind our crafty sisters and brothers of colour and to show our support not just in the art industry but in the never-ending fight for equality all over the world. Be sure to visit Justine’s blog for all the information both about the hop (including a full participant list) and also about ways to help.

My project for the hop features a free digi stamp from Three Room Studios. I printed it directly onto my card base, then printed again at the exact same size onto some regular printer paper. I fussy cut the printer paper version off and used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to turn it into a mask, which I then lay over the image on my card base.

I ink blended over the card base with three shades of blue Distress Oxides. I started with the darkest, Stormy Sky, to the bottom of the card, then used Mermaid Lagoon in the middle and Tumbled Glass for the top portion. When the card base was covered I laid the Altenew On The Plus Side stencil over the top and blended through it with Tumbled Glass, which made a tone on tone background.

With the background completed I very carefully removed my mask, and began colouring my images. For the colouring I used a combination of Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Yosoo markers, and in my video I give a brief comparison of the two brands and share tips on how to combine them. The most important thing is to have the colours swatched to make it quick to see which colours should work for blending with eachother. You can also see all the colouring and the caps for the colours I used in the video.

As I said, this is part of a hop with a very important message and theme. As well as being a blog hop we’re also hopping on YouTube and Instagram, and we hope you’ll come and join us there to further support the talented crafters along the hop. You can jump into the YouTube hop from my video here and the Instagram hop from my Instagram post here.

The next stop on the blog hop is: Anna


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34 thoughts on “Combining Alcohol Marker Brands | Together We Are Stronger | Papercrafters Unite Against Racism Hop

  1. Saw this first on IG and loved it on there too. Simply wonderful! Thanks for playing over at The House That Stamps Built.

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  2. Thank you for supporting an honorable and very necessary change in attitudes, Charlotte. Love your card design…You soft stenciled background for the beautiful young ladies was perfect. So pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations Stencil. Love and Hugs…Nancy

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  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)
    My Little Patch of Heaven

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  4. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes + optional no design paper” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)
    (DT Simply Create Too)
    (DT Kreativtanten)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

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