Saturday, June 19, 2010

Experimenting with the Marker Technique

These are more cards I made using markers directly onto the stamps and then stamping onto glossy paper.  (See my post from earlier this week.)  The effect is really crisp and clean when you see it IRL, not sure how much comes across virtually!

The two roses above were actually an experiment.  I tried out two different "qualities" of glossy paper.  The one on the left is the recommended "High Glossy" paper -- I purchased it from Lisa Yang (Local King Rubber Stamp) when I bought her Chicks stamp set.  The one on the right is photo paper that I got from the $1.00 store.  There is definitely a difference, although I don't know if anyone but the stamper would notice, especially since someone receiving one of these would not have the other to compare it to.  But in the photo above, can you see how the colors of the rose image on the left are more softened and blurred between colors?  That tends to look better than the hard lines like the one on the right.  But again, I don't know if anyone else would really notice, so if it's not in your budget to buy a high-quality glossy paper for this technique, I wouldn't worry about it.  Go with the glossy you have.

Side Note:  So as you can see, I went to town again with more of my Peel-off stickers (from Frantic Stamper) on the card on the left.  Can't be helped, they're addicting and I bet if you saw them yourself you would have a better appreciation for them!!  LOL!!  I love them!!

I also tried the technique on a stamp that is not solid -- typically you would stamp this image and color it in.  Instead, I scribbled marker directly onto the rubber -- and I really didn't try to follow the lines so much.  I just kept coloring the parts of the image as best as I could identify them (hard to tell when you can only see the rubber!).  When I turned it over to stamp it onto the glossy, I was pleasantly surprised that it looked half-way decent.  I actually missed a few areas, but in the end, I don't think it's that noticeable. 

Here's the image mounted onto soft sand and coral textured Bazzil papers: 

Both the stamps in this post are BRAND NEW!!  The rose is Penny Black "The Look of Love" and the Birdhouse is Impression Obsession.  Both of them, and many many other fabulous new ones can be found at Frantic Stamper... seriously, you need to check out all the new stuff there!! 
Hugs Everyone!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi Anne! These are stunning. Seriously, I love your rose experiments!! Big hugs to you, michelle


Beautiful cards! I was at her booth. I can tell the difference!!

Beverly said...

Sounds like someone may have a new favorite technique! Your creations turned out fabulous as usualy dahh-lin'!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Anne....your cards are all FABULOUS!!!!! The rose stamped over the script background looks sooo gorgoeus and how cool is that birdhouse stamp!!!! You are a master artist, gf...I bow to your talents!!!!

jdmommy said...

I love using markers on stamps. The results are so soft and soothing without giving any of the image away! I see you got fab results on the glossy!! Great job, GF!!

Julia Aston said...

Both stamps are lovely and stamp so well with your marker technique Anne! love them both - that house stamp is quite involved!