Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday's Tool, Technique, or Tutorial...

You might not think of these as a tool but the Stampin’ Write markers are a great investment. Even if you don’t ever buy all the Stampin’ Up! classic ink pads if you have the full set of markers you will always have all the ink colors right at your finger tips!
Stampin’ Write Markers

Stampin’ Write Markers
Have you ever created a marvelous card, only to get frustrated when you couldn’t find a coordinating marker? With Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive coordinating color families, that will never happen again. And now our markers are available in our In Color collection!
Features & Benefits:
Dual tipped markers: .5 mm fine point and flexible brush
Available individually or in a set: Available individually in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors; Available in a single color family (set of 12), Available in Neutrals assortment (set of 4); Available in In Color Family (set of 6)
Available as a collection of all 4 color families, packaged in a rigid plastic case with individual compartments and a handle (set of 48)
Odorless, water-based dye ink
Coordinates with Classic Stampin’ Pads and exclusive Stampin’ Up! card stock
Finger grips on cap aid in easy cap removal
Acid Free
Xylene Free
Quick Trick
To achieve a soft, watercolor look, outline your image with a Stampin’ Write marker, and then use a blender pen, Aqua Painter, or water-dampened watercolor brush to pull and blend the marker colors into the area you desire. You can custom-color images by coloring directly on the stamp. Use the flexible brush tip on its side to shade and blend colors right on the rubber. The fine point lets you easily color small areas of the stamp. You can also omit parts of the design by coloring only those features you want to stamp.
Store markers on their sides to keep ink evenly distributed between both tips.
Information was taken from resources available to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators including the Stampin’ Up! Product Guide and the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator website and from the Stampin’ Up! Online Store.