Some crafters at Splitcoaststampers.com suggested I try an alcohol filled paintbrush and use the Stampin Up! ink pads and markers I already have and I am just delighted with the results.
Try it! You will save yourself a ton of $$$ and will be able to used all the waterbased markers and inks you already have. I found I only needed a small list of supplies which are readily available at your local craft store:
140lb watercolor paper
acryllic stamping block
waterbased markers and/or ink pads
StazOn Jet Black ink pad
First I stamped my image using Stazon Jet Black permanent ink. Using a permanent ink will prevent your image from running away on you! Then I scribbled some green ink on an acryllic block which I used like a color pallette, dip the alcohol filled brush in my ink and paint to my heart's content. I added more color in places that I wanted to appear shadowed and less in places I thought the light would be shinning.
- If I'm mass producing images for a set of cards, I preserve ink by painting one color at a time instead of one image at a time. This is a time saver too because you don't have to keep cleaning your block to change colors as frequently
Here are some other cards I have created using this same technique: