Altenew • Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello and welcome to Altenew Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop!

Our design team and amazing guest designers sharing creations using new exciting product – Altenew Artist MarkersAltenew Alcohol Markers Release Blog HopYou probably came from techniques and cardmaking guru Jennifer McGuire blog. If not – you may consider starting from the beginning at Altenew blog and see what other members of Altenew’s design team and guest designers sharing (and also you have a chance to win a prize).

I made two cards using these markers for today’s event. But before I start on cards let us have a moment and talk about the markers.
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I’ll start with markers description first:

Altenew Artist Markers are alcohol-based, allowing you to beautifully blend colors to any stamped images. Our various range of stamps is perfect for these markers. You can also easily pair them with Altenew Crisp Dye Inks to take your coloring to the next level! The colors in this set are designed to be as close as possible to our existing ink colors, so you can take the color guessing game out of the way when coloring.

Altenew Artist Markers features:

– Alcohol Based

– Brush tip and fine tip on each end

– Organically designed for easy gripping

Included colors:

– Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine

– Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen, Jet Black

– Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, Dessert Night

The markers are refillable and nibs can be replaced – Altenew will consider offering ink refills and replacement nibs in the near future.

And I want to share my personal honest opinion about these markers. In a nut shell – I was very impressed by them from the first try.

First of all I’m in love with the concept that they correspond to inkpad colors. Such a great option for Altenew ink lovers to have markers of the same colors and as was mentioned above – no guessing game of what ink better matches each marker.

One think you should be aware of – Altenew Crisp Ink do bleed when colored over with alcohol markers. Which on one hand may seem to be a flaw. But I personally find that this can be beneficial. As these markers are so close to in colors to inks, ink bleeding looks not so much like bleeding but more like blending out of outline color, which is great for no like coloring.

I like nibs of these markers. One is flexible, great for regular coloring and another is fine, for finishing touches or working out details. Sometimes makers can have a chisel tip, I personally almost never use this tip. So having more useful one is definitely a pro for me.

These are alcohol markers, but they don’t have strong alcohol smell when you’re working with them. I don’t really care about smell factor, just something to note.

And last but not least – they blend beautifully! I had so much fun coloring with them!!

Ok, I’m finishing my blabbling and coming down to business.

BASIC COLORING

For the first card I did basic coloring with these markers and Peony Scrolls stamp set was used here. I stamped floral cluster in the top third of white panel, using masking where needed during stamping.Altenew Peony Scrolls colored with Artist markers. Card by @s_shayevichThe flowers were stamped with Ruby Red and leaves with Evergreen inks onto a white panel. Next I colored the stamped image with markers. Used R318, R304, R302 for flowers and G554, G715, G702 for leaves.

I used basic or regular, if you will, coloring technique. Starting from the lightest color, then adding a darker one in areas I wanted to add shadows and then coming with the darkest one.
And next I went the opposite manner, applying the middle shade to blend put the darkest one, followed by the lightest one, to achieve even more blending.Altenew Peony Scrolls colored with Artist markers. Card by @s_shayevichUsing markers fine tip I also added several dots around floral cluster.Altenew Peony Scrolls colored with Artist markers. Card by @s_shayevichI stamped a sentiment from Painted Greetings, which first was stamped using Ruby Red ink and then, with small offset – with Jet Black one. I added several black sequins and clear droplets.

Finally the panel was foam mounted onto a red card base.Altenew Peony Scrolls colored with Artist markers. Card by @s_shayevich

COLORING ON VELLUM

When it comes to alcohol markers one thing I like is that they can work almost on any surface, you’re not only limited by using paper. So for my second card I did coloring on vellum.Coloring on vellum with Altenew markers. Card by @s_shayevichColoring on vellum is a bit different from paper. In case of paper marker ink soaks into the paper and different colors blend together. Vellum is not so porous, marker ink does not soak in but stays on surface. And with each stroke new applying color does not blend with but replaces one that was applied before. So you won’t get the same result as you would do on paper, but can get a very interesting effects, something like stained-glass.

Another thing I have to mention – you want to color on the back side. That side where we color on vellum look rather ugly. But it doesn’t on the other side. Semi transparency of vellum hide all ugliness and what you can see through looks quite appealing.Coloring on vellum with Altenew markers. Card by @s_shayevichFor this my card I first white embossed a floral pick from Best Mom set and a sentiment from Penned Rose onto a vellum panel. Next I colored the pick using B227 and B313 markers (flowers) as well as G554, G715, G702 (leaves).

The panel then was adhered to a card base made out of Parchment Cardstock and several sequins finished off the card.Coloring on vellum with Altenew markers. Card by @s_shayevich

PRIZES

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Monday, January 16th at 11:59 PM ET to enter, and the winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Wednesday, January 18th.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by Monday, January 16th at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on Tuesday, January 17th.

WINNER

The winner of $30 Gift Certificate is Amy Vitriani. Congratulations!

Please e-mail winner@altenew.com to claim your prize. I will also be e-mailing you.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your attention to my works!

PROMOTION

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Enjoy 25% OFF Ultimate Floral Script Collection now through Thursday, January 12th at 11:59 pm ET. Not valid on prior purchases. No code needed.

GET HOPPING!

The next stop in the blog hop will be Lydia Evans.   If you got lost, please go back to Altenew Blog.

BLOG HOP

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Kathy Racoosin

Nicole Picadura

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Debby Hughes

Michelle Short

Marika Rahtu

Stephanie Klauck

Yana Smakula

Yoonsun Hur

Therese Calvird

Keeway Tsao

Jennifer McGuire

Svitlana Shayevich (you are here)

Lydia Evans

Svetlana Fotinia

Wanda Guess

 SUPPLIES

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Scrapbook.com (SC), Amazon (AZ), etc.
I truly appreciate your support!

Altenew Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock
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Altenew Parchment Cardstock
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Bazzill 40 Lb Vellum
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Bazzill Rock Peppermint Card Shoppe Cardstock
SSS | SC
Altenew Painted Greetings Stamp Set
SSS | AN
Altenew Best Mom Stamp Set
SSS | AN
Altenew Penned Rose Stamp Set
SSS | AN
Altenew Peony Scrolls Stamp Set
SSS | AN
Altenew Ruby Red Dye Ink Pad
SSS | AN
Altenew Evergreen Dye Ink Pad
SSS | AN
Altenew Jet Black Dye Ink Pad
SSS | AN
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
SSS | SC
Ek Success Powder Tool
SSS | AZ | SC | HS
Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
SSS | SC
Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
SSS
Quilled Creations Precision Tip Empty Applicator Bottle
SSS | AZ
Ranger Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
SSS | AZ | SC
Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive Tape Runner
SSS
Ek Success Craft Tweezers Precision Tip
SSS | SC
Ek Success Honey Bee Non-stick Scissors
SSS | AZ
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
SSS | AZ | SC | DB
MISTI Precision Stamper Stamping Tool
AZ
Tonic Studios 12 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer
AZ
Altenew Markers Set A
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Studio Katia Clear Round Drops Medium
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Studio Katia Clear Round Drops Small
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Studio Katia Classic Halloween Sequins Fusion
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PIN ME

Like these projects? I created a Pinterest-friendly pictures that give several views of the cards. You can pin them and save for later.Altenew Peony Scrolls colored with Artist markers. Card by @s_shayevichColoring on vellum with Altenew markers. Card by @s_shayevich