Monday, October 6, 2014

Blog Hop: Shin Han Alcohol Markers

Let me take you back to kindergarten.  Do remember those days of new, sharp pointed crayons?  Coloring, and trying to stay inside the lines?  As an adult, when I have had the opportunity to color with children, I have found it to be relaxing and even therapeutic.  Welcome to coloring with Shin Han markers!

Close to My Heart now sells 24 colors of markers that complement the colors of our exclusive color palette.  The rich, deep color you get with these markers will enhance your creative juices and artistic outcome.  Enjoy the beautiful artwork you see on this blog hop using these markers.

If you have come here from Heather's Blog, you are on the right track.  After viewing my projects, you will head on over to Catherine's Blog.

And here's what I made.  Fall leaves seem like an easy place to start.  The colors are blended well and you can't make any mistakes...right.  Leaves are so forgiving.  I started by filling in the image with the lightest color, then adding highlights of the additional colors, and then I went back with the lightest color and did small circles where each color met, blending them together and adding a richer tone.  Super easy and fun!

 These are the products I used to create this card.  I did add other colors to the leaves but the Marigold Yellow and Golden Yellow were the primary colors I used.

 Then I moved on to a technique I saw in my endeavor to learn more about coloring.  This technique is called Pointillism and is a "technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism."  I love the look!  So here's my attempt.  If you click on the photo you can see it larger and see the dots.  I did start by coloring the image in with the lightest color as a base. 

Give it a try!  If you want more information about Shin Han markers, coloring techniques or stamping in general, contact your consultant click here to connect with me. 



  1. Clever technique - these flowers are perfect this this technique.

  2. Both your cards are wonderful. I really like the flower.

  3. Nice job on your cards! I love how you tried out a new technique to create your pretty flower card!

  4. Beautiful cards & great technique. I'm also a CTMH consultant; do you mind if I mimic your technique? I'll use different stamps & colors. Thank you.

  5. I love both of your cards and so appreciate a description of the techniques you used.

  6. Fun technique! That might help with my inability to do shading very effectively.

  7. Your pointillism is perfect with Confetti Wishes!