One set of markers does it all! I’ve just finished the Altenew online class called Creative Coloring with Artist Markers instructed by Mindy Baxter. What a fun class. I like that the class starts at step 1 – how to use the markers. In these classes we are using the Altenew Artist markers. I don’t own any other alcohol markers and I only have Set A of the Altenew markers. The first project I have to show you is from the first lesson where were are encouraged to experiment with our markers. Experiment with how the colors blend together, get a feel for them. My completed card is pretty impressive for simply just coloring to get a feel for the markers. After completing all the online tutorials, I put what I learned to the test.
To start, I stamped the largest floral from the Altenew Just Because stamp set onto white cardstock using an alcohol marker safe ink. This is a quite involved image to color up, however, using what I learned from the class, I broke the image down into smaller elements and worked piece by piece. This technique really helped me to see where each of the flower pieces started and ended. As I only had the marker set A, I did find that by layering the marker colors and blending colors, I could create depth to the flowers and leaves. Once my coloring was complete, I used techniques I learned from the previous Altenew lessons. I trimmed the colored panel down and on the side of the flower, I trimmed around the flowers partially. I added some gold sparkly paper behind just one side to highlight the image and I foam mounted the floral to add interest to the card. I embossed the ‘You’ from the Altenew Painted Rose set in gold. I really like how the gold embossing on the right ties the gold paper on the left together. The rest of my sentiment is from the Just Because stamp set and is stamped in Altenew jet black ink.
This was a wonderful class instructed by the talented Mindy Baxter. If you have a chance, you can preview the lesson on the Altenew website. I am participating in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) and will be submitting this as my Level 3, Class 1.