I was recently contacted by Letraset about trying and reviewing their ProMarkers, which are alcohol based permanent markers. I have seen items where the markers were used and have been intrigued but me being the choosy person *okie things choosy sounds so much better than cheap* I am I figured I would stay with my Stampin Up! markers, which are water based. So when I was asked to try a sampling of the ProMarkers I thought I would give it a shot.
I received several markers in these nice little cases which are great for standing up the markers while you work.
First off let me tell you that I only give honest opinions about products on my blog. I beileve you guys have grown to trust me over the years so I am sure not gonna tell ya I like something when I think it is crap. With that said.....I LOVE THE PROMARKERS!!
I was a little intimidated at first but practiced at blending a few colors before starting to color my images. I stamped off several images in hopes of getting at least one good one to use on a project to show you guys. I actually ended up making 4 cards from this sheet.
As I figured out what colors I liked blended I wrote the colors down so I would remember which to use. You can see the bottom right hand image isn't finished. I used it mainly for practice.
The layering of colors did take a little practice, but really not much. I watched several video's and looked at a couple websites to see how others do the coloring process. And to tell ya the truth there isn't a right or wrong way. It all depends on personal preference.
Here is my finished card! I think next time I am going to pick my papers first and then use my ProMarker colors from there because I sure ended up with a strange color combo but it seems to work out okay on the finished product.
The patterned paper is by Luxe, and I also used Prism cardstock, Stampin Up! cardstock and Coredinations White Wash. The image is from My Favorite Things and is the Say Charge set.
Here is a close up of the image where you can see the shadowing better. And you know the best part? I didn't need any special cardstock! I just used the Georgia Pacific cardstock from Walmart and it took the makers wonderfully! Oh I did stamp the image with Memento Ink, I was advised that this ink works best as others might bleed.Make sure you click on the picture so you can see the details better.
I wish I would have listed the colors better so I could tell you which ones I used. I know some of the ones I used were:
Denim Blue, Powder Blue
Tan, Putty, Caramel
Pear Green, Marsh Green
Oatmeal, Blush, Soft Peach
Dusky Pink, Pale Pink
You can see the chart here: PROMARKER COLOR CHART
here is the inside of the card. I was so excited about it that I even decorated the inside and ya'll know that is something I rarely do! *okie is comfortable with her laziness*.
I am really looking forward to using ProMarkers more in the future and plan on doing a video showing how I use them to color images. I guess that can be my weekend project!
Oh yes...there is one draw back for me on using these markers. They are gonna cost me some more money because now I want all the colors!!! *okie cracks up laughin*