Coloring with Altenew Artist Markers on Vellum!

by Virginia Lu

Hello friends! It's Virginia here and I am so glad that you chose to spend part of your Black Friday to visit Altenew Card Blog. I am keeping this post short and visual, so you can spend time with your loved ones and check out the fabulous Altenew Black Friday Sale Collection!? Let's get to the topic on using Artist Markers with vellum, shall we?

Altenew File12 1I took out the lovely November release “Golden Feathers Stamp and Die Bundle” and did some background stamping first.

The colors I used are: Deep Blue Seas Oval/Mini Cube, Shades of Purple Oval/Mini Cube and Seashore Oval/Mini Cube. Did you notice the pink “polka dots”? I inked up one of the smaller dotty stamps in “Golden Feathers” in Pink Diamond to fill up the background.

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Next comes the fun part… I applied the Artist Markers Set B and Artist Markers Set C to a heavy vellum. I colored the darkest purple and blue all over the vellum. I then turned the vellum over and heat-embossed the feather image on top of the colored vellum. The feather was embossed in Pure White Embossing Powder  in the usual fashion.
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Altenew Artist Markers are alcohol-based, so they work perfectly with non-porous surfaces, such as vellum paper. To prevent it from warping, I used heavier vellum paper (40 Lbs). The sentiment (from Story of Us Stamp Set) was stamped in Lava Rock Crisp Dye Ink.

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The feathers were embellished in silver strings and sequins. One small tip: you can totally customize your sequin colors by coloring the clear sequins with Altenew Artist Markers! Because that's what I did here with this card. That means you can now stop buying colored sequins (haha!!). The best thing is? They ALL MATCH! I hope this gives you an extra idea about using the Artist Markers! Have a wonderful day!
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Nora November 24, 2017 - 10:11 AM

This is lovely!! I like the vellum feathers and the way you stamped the colors in the background.

Sue LD November 24, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Very pretty on vellum.

Karthikha Uday November 24, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Super pretty!!

Linda BL November 24, 2017 - 11:05 AM

This is an absolutely beautiful card! I love the look of the vellum combined with the stamping directly on the card stock. Artist marker colors used are gorgeous together.
Love your cards.

Kelly Fusco November 24, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Holy smoly! This is fantastically, wonderfully spectacular! Just gorgeous and I love vellum but can never come up with ideas with it. Thank u for sharing! Just lovely ?

Maureen Killen November 24, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Beautiful use of the vellum on a gorgeous card.

Mary Herman November 24, 2017 - 12:29 PM

Terrific idea about coloring sequins with markers and thereby having matching colors on my artwork! Where do you get such creative ideas, Virginia? I, too, have not yet tried vellum papers. Maybe this week is the time to be experimental! My discount came through but I may wait and see what new items are irrisistible. Thanks, again, Virginia!

Celeste Goff November 24, 2017 - 1:37 PM

This is so very pretty Virginia! Love the ethereal feel that the vellum gives!

Maureen Reiss November 24, 2017 - 5:07 PM

This creates such a beautiful look!!!

Andrea Hastilow November 24, 2017 - 6:04 PM

That card is so beautiful, the colours are so soft, I must have a go at this when I get my markers, thanks for showing & sharing x

Jean Marmo November 24, 2017 - 8:00 PM


Henriëtte November 25, 2017 - 2:01 PM

What a great card and great tips! I thought that you could not use Markers on Vellum and I didn’t know that you could color your sequins with them. Its amazing, thanks for sharing this.

Teresa Doyle November 25, 2017 - 7:56 PM

So pretty Virginia, these marker colours are so bright and pretty. TFS.

Marjorie Dumontier November 25, 2017 - 10:23 PM

This is a beautiful card ! The vellum feathers are a really gorgeous !

Janet Ingraham November 26, 2017 - 2:39 AM

I forget about different weights of vellum. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card

Barb macaskill November 28, 2017 - 4:21 PM

Delightful! I love how these markers look on the vellum! TFS!


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