Saturday, September 15, 2012

Technique Blog Hop: Alcohol Markers

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop, you should be coming from Wendy's Blog

 My September SOTM card, colored using the new Alcohol Markers:

How do I love Thee, new CTMH Alcohol Markers?

Let me count the ways:

  •  matches the CTMH color palette
  • 2 pens per pack- perfect for shading!
  • Price $5.95 for 2 pens.
  • simple to use (you don't need extensive training to use these pens)
  • they make me feel like a professional illustrator when I'm done "coloring"
  • works well with Staz-on, pigment, and archival colors for outlines.
We used these pens to make a simple project at My Chocoholic Open House. People loved them, and the pens were a popular choice during the shopping segment. :)

Best Tips:
  1. shake each time before using
  2. allow outline to dry well before coloring
  3. Color Light shade first then add shadowing quickly while still "open".
  4. cap tightly when not in use
  5. store horizontally
#1 Staz-on Tip:
**buy a reinker and Staz-on cleaner when you buy your pad.**

I noticed that the yellows tend to interact with Staz-on a bit so steer clear of the outline as much as possible or switch to well-dried Pigment for outline when using a yellow heavy project.

Now , please take yourself on over to Judy Faye's place for some neato artwork!


  1. AMAZING! Best of the group, I think. You have some talent but the markers are great, aren't they? :)


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