DT Daksha here ! My today’s post is on Little Birdie Alcohol Markers. This month Itsy Bitsy has introduced new dual tips alcohol markers which are highly versatile. They can be used in many ways….here is my DT kit with yupo papers… and with that I tried to create few projects.
# Alcohol markers blend beautifully and dry consistently. They can be used to create a variety of artwork.
# They dry quickly and the colour is permanent.
# They work on a variety of papers.
# Best used with high quality cardstock.
# Produces smooth, bold colors that are easy to blend.
Note: For more techniques with alcohol markers you can check my previous post where I have shown many techniques in detail. Not covering the same techniques here and trying some new technique….. Click here
Envelopes using Alcohol markers on foil:
Tags using Alcohol markers and stencil.
Smooching technique and stippling technique.
Step by step instructions for alcohol markers on foil…( I have done these tags as I had lot of inks on my felt which I have used on yupo papers . I used some more alcohol solution and later used that for making tags.
Step-1: First I took a cardstock in envelope size and covered it with aluminium foil tape. If you don’t have a tape, then you can use kitchen foil also. Keep the shiny part on top and cover the base of the cardstock with foil.
Step-2: Then use an embossing folder and run it through the Dream Cut machine or any embossing machine that is available. This will give a nice embossing effect on foil.
Step-3: Now scribble with few choices of alcohol markers on the embossed foil surface. (See pic)
Step-4: Now taking alcohol solution on a felt dauber spread the alcohol ink and cover the entire surface of the envelope.
Here you can see the bright, beautiful and shiny base. If you want to keep more of the silver base visible then you can rub with a rag and remove extra colours from raised parts.
Then using the same felt which was full of alcohol ink and taking alcohol inks from my craft mat, I dropped a few drops of alcohol solution and using yupo paper did a smooching technique. In this way I have utilized whatever colours were on my mat and got such a beautiful base.
Step-5: I made three foil bases for envelopes and coloured them with alcohol markers.
Here you can see all the 3 bases and the colour that I have used in each picture.
As I wanted to highlight the alcohol foil background, I used minimal decoration because they were themselves looking beautiful with bright colours.
Used circle diecut at the base with a foam tape. Used Little Birdie flowers and chipboard sentiment.
Here I have used silver cardstock, flowers and chipboard sentiment.
This tag base is made from gold cardstock. The pink part is created with smooching technique. Fprthe center mandala design or Rangoli design, I have used a Little Birdie stencil. Through the stencil I have traced the design with gold alcohol marker and filled each part with light and dark shades of alcohol markers.. Used the circle stitch die to cut the circle and used Happy Diwali stamped sentiment from my Stash..
Tag#2: I have used smooching technique print on which I die cut through my Dream Cut machine. Highlighted with pearls and a die cut sentiment.
Tag#3-In the same way, this tag base is made with the smooching technique. Added one white cardstock tag at the back. I decorated the front one using white die cut butterfly. Highlighted with black Pearl Drop, wooden star embellishment and Diwali sentiment.
Hope you have enjoyed going through the post as mush as I have enjoyed creating these. If you have any questions please drop in the comment box. Will definitely reply. Thank you for stopping by. See you soon with my next post.
Till then happy crafting
Wishing you all a Happy Diwali and a prosperous New Year in advance.