- Flame Red
- Gold Ochre
- Straw Yellow
- Fern Green
- Twilight Blue
- Royal Purple
- Rose Carmine
- Lamp Black
- blend with water
- achieve colour graduations
- a handy color chart
- how to use the blender marker
- what types of paper work best with the markers
- brief description of the nibs
|AquaMarker Blender Pen|
I decided to test the markers on cold-pressed watercolor papers to see what type of results I would get.
First Project – Tag
The ink will not stain the stamp, if you clean the stamp immediately after using it. I used the stamp above and applied the ink directly to the stamp to stamp the image onto the box. The AquaMarker pigment inks showed up great on this cardstock. The box came out great. I glued some buttons and rhinestones to the box. Then used some of my favorite ribbon to finish wrapping up the gift box.
- Work fast, these pigment inks do dry up quickly.
- Use a paint brush if you want to control the amount of water you get on your project.
- There are some great YouTube videos on how to watercolor using the AquaMarkers and other similar markers. You can compare results with other brands while watching these great videos.
- You can take the small circle stickers they sell at the office supply stores and place them on the nib covers and color them in with the corresponding nibs to make spotting the right color easier.
- These colors are completely portable, which is a plus when you want to work outdoors or to take traveling for those last minute inspirations.
- Easy to use.
- Can be purchased as individual markers or in sets of 5 or twelve on the Letraset website.
- They are addictive and you will want to play with them a lot.
- They are not easy to find.
- You have to be mindful of the type of paper you use these on.
As someone who is always in support of recycling or upcycling clothing, this book was a treasure trove of ideas. A quick glance convinced me that I needed to purchase a copy of this book for my own personal craft library.
|Steve Piacenza and Cathie Filian
So how does Cathie go about upcycling old t-shirts? Well, she gives the reader an easy series of steps to follow, along with a brief explanation of the different types of t-shirts to look out for. She also uses simple techniques which are broken down by chapters to transform old t-shirts into something that reflects the readers personal taste and enjoyment.
- cutting and stitching
- painting on fabric
- dyeing fabric
- ribbons and trims
- iron-ons and patches
- sparkle and shine (rhinestones, paints, sequins, glitter paints)
- mixed media
- just the boys (male-orientated projects)
- holiday and special occasion’s
I started with the lace collar. Then tried a piece of lace on the shoulder.
I looked through the book and found that Chapter 7, deals with “Iron-ons & Patches”. So for my second project, I will just make some minor changes to the shirt by adding a cool iron transfer from Plaid that I recently picked up. I ironed the shirt to remove any creases.
Then I tried some applique, trims and an iron on a different tote bag.