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Tips & Techniques

    Coloring and Blending with Alcohol Markers / Lori Craig

    “I love the look that only alcohol ink can deliver,” says Lori Craig. “I have traveled North America and the world sharing alcohol-marker coloring tips and teaching blending techniques. I’ve found that coloring, like any skill, can definitely be learned—practice is the key. 

    “There are three important components you’ll need for creating beautiful cards. I like to call these the Marker Magic Trifecta: alcohol markers, paper, and stamping ink. For the samples shown here, I colored with OLO, a fairly new brand of alcohol markers. Blending with OLO markers is swift and smooth.” 

    This Tips & Techniques columns takes you through several blending techniques: Basic Blending, Tip-to-tip Blending, and Flick Feather Blending. 

    Basic Blending Steps 3 and the final card / Lori Craig
    (Stamp credit—Taylored Expressions.)