I recently video reviewed the new pigment markers from Winsor & Newton, trying them on a number of different cardstock, marker paper and vellum. I particularly loved the behaviour and appearance of the pigment markers on vellum so finally having found a little creative time I pulled out one of my favourite flower images, Clearly Besotted’s Beautiful Friend, to white heat emboss and color.
I have the colors from the Rich Tones set which as their name suggest are rich and vibrant in color, but you know me, I do love my soft and subtle tones. Well that’s where the magic of the white blender happens; I scribbled the rich colored markers on an acrylic block and picked up touches of the color with the white blender. This way the vibrant Carmine red mixes with the white to become a delicate pink. As you continue to color the pink slowly fades to the palest of pale – so beautiful. The effect of the markers on the vellum is quite paint like with a chalky texture, the nibs of the markers leaving trails in the texture.
Having used the Rich Tones set with white blender included to color the flower I then trimmed it out and layered it on a Stitched Dress Up Tag cut from Fog card and white heat embossed with the Tiny Alphabet Background. I cut several Painted Thanks from white card and glued them together adding this to the tag with sprinkling of sequins. Now here’s one other interesting thing about the pigment markers – see the paint splatters on the white panel the tag is layered on? Yes, those are from the Pigment Markers too! I picked up some of the spare marker from the acrylic block with a water brush and tapped the color on to the panel. Finally everything is popped on a top folding Fog card base.
I hope to be back soon experimenting with these markers on other media, however, it might be a little while with the time constraints of the season, I hope you will bear with me.
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