Using Artist Alcohol Markers The Mixed Media Way!

by Tania

Hi, friends!

For today's post, I was challenged to use the Altenew Nature's Views Artist Alcohol Markers Bundle! This set includes the Sunshine Valley Garden and Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Sets. I gave the markers a mixed media twist so I experimented with them and will show you fun ways to use them!

So, for my projects, I made a mixed media art journal page and two art cards.

Mixed Media Art Journal and Art Card Tutorial

To create all the projects, I used Rubellite, Grass Field, and Teal Cave Artist Markers to create marks on three pieces of white synthetic paper similar to what you would use for alcohol ink art. The art journal page is 6×8.

Apply big sections of color in patches of three, try to keep the elements in odd numbers. Add marks and lines using your markers of choice by making lines and decorative dots. If any ink transfers to marker tip, clean the nib by coloring on a clean piece of paper.

Add splatters using 99% alcohol with an old brush very lightly to create a bleached water droplet effect. Draw scribbled lines as disguised journaling with an all-surface pencil like a china marker or a graphite pencil. Add a stamped sentiment from Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower Outline Stamp Set using Jet Black Mixed Media Ink. Make sure to dry the ink thoroughly or it might smudge.

To finish the art journal page, apply Embossing Paste with a palette knife through the Leaf Drops Stencil.

For the Sending Sunshine Art Card, use a small amount of 99% alcohol on a clean makeup sponge and lift some of the alcohol ink through the Leaf Drops Stencil. You can lift the color completely or soften the colors like I have and apply diluted ink in different places on the art card.

Here you can see a closer look at the bleached effect of the alcohol lifted with the sponge. For the second card, add splatters of 99% alcohol with an old brush as before, and I chose to keep the design minimal with just lines and dots using the markers.

Video Tutorial

For more detailed instructions with voice-over, watch how I made the art journal page in the video below! Feel free to watch it on Altenew’s YouTube Channel HERE:

Thank you for stopping by!

I hope that you all liked my projects as much as I loved making them! You can check out more of my mixed media projects and videos by clicking here. If you have any questions, leave a comment on the videos or on the blog and let me know what you think!

Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol…
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Leaf Drops Stencil
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Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower Outline…
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Jet Black Mixed Media Ink
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Embossing Paste
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1 comment

Patricia Wilson March 21, 2021 - 11:03 am

I loved this video because not everything has to be perfect. The scribbles looked like fun and seems a good way to get your frustrations out. Thanks for sharing this. I think these would make a great background for a pretty flower stamp.


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