Saturday, October 13
Christmas with Spectrum Noir Markers...
After searching every where on Google for comparison's of alcohol markers, I decided to go with Spectrum Noir.
Mainly because I can't afford the Copic. But then there were other reasons...I found that using a harder tip made coloring actually easier than a brush tip. The chisel end colored in areas faster and wetter than the brush tip. The Spectrum Noir made it easier to blend when only using one color than my water color markers.
There are down sides to using alcohol markers, though, they bleed. You have to remember not to come too close to the printed line as they will bleed over. I had to buy yet another black stamp pad, Momento, so it didn't bleed into the image.
What I do LOVE about it are the colors, though they dry lighter than they start, they still give a bold wonderful color! AND there are tons of tutorials online. Just use your search engine and put in "Spectrum Noir" You will come across their web site, link above, as well as a bunch of instructions.
I used the white card stock you get from WalMart, as per one of the tutorials. It worked great for the above image. I haven't tried the "Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock" that they recommend on the web site. I did find it at A.C. Moore and was able to use my 55% off coupon.
I also took my hubby and bought the sets using my 50% off and 40% off coupons at Joann ETC and A.C. Moore.The sets sell for $14.99 regularly but with the coupons they were a great price.
I have another sample to show but it has to wait until I give it to my friend who got me hooked on alcohol markers...