Todays prize is a set of six rich tone Flexmarkers. The winner will get:
leave your name under this post, all the winners will be picked on Wednesday morning and posted here on Wednesday
Carol asked a good question yesterday. She said:
Now, I have a question about the markers ... I have never tried them before (I failed miserably with the gamsal and colored pencils, so I have been hesitant to try the markers) ... anyway, would one of these 6 pack of markers be enough to play with to tell if you would really like them or not? Even if there is no "blendy" pen to help blend the colours together? Is there anough color variation in a six pack to honestly give you a nice example of how the pens can give an image a pop of color and enhance the overall look?
As you can see, I do want to try them, but don't want to invest a huge amount if it ends up being something that doesn't appeal to me. I admit being a bit skeptical and wonder if a 6-pack of neutrals (like these grays) would leave me feeling a bit flat. Is this a good investment for a first time user that wants to "try" them?
You raise some good points Carol. Firstly, with alcohol inks, you don't need a blender to blend the colours together, unlike pencils and gamsol. You blend by using similar tones of the same colour, adding darker shades for shadow and depth, then blending with a lighter shade. There are loads of you tube tutorials out there, and a few in the tutorials section at the top of this page, which will help you understand what I mean. The flexmarkers I have been giving away this week are really sets to help fill your colour range, rather than blending sets, (apart from the neutral set that was yesterday's prize). I would urge anyone hesitant, to go to the Letraset site and look at some of the sets available at rock bottom prices, some of the sets of six Flexmarkers work out at about £1 a pen - that's only $1.55, and you get free shipping if your order is over $33 or £20.(try and get together with a friend to do a combined order if you don't want to spend $33. If you are not from the UK, click on the flag at the top right hand corner of the page to get prices in your currency. There are some great sets to get your collection started - as a quick guide, I would say go with the pastel colours to grow your skills until you are more confident about using the darker colours . You can mix and match ProMarkers and Flexmarkers - the only difference is the nib. Click on the image below to see what's available
On to todays card, which I half made back in Florida, intending to leave it for the buyers of our house. I lost it in the rush, so gave them a general sort of best wishes card (along with a bottle of champagne) to wish them well. Of course the half finished card has appeared like magic out of one of the boxes. All I had to do was add the sentiment - someone, somewhere among our friends will be moving house at some stage!
Papers and images were printed out from the Double Sprinkles of Kraft CD by Polkadoodles - now there's another bargain for you. All the truly gorgeous CD roms, with hundreds of images and papers on each one, are on sale at the moment for £9.99 AND you get free shipping worldwide for orders over £10
I'll be back tomorrow with the last six Flexmarkers. Don't forget, leave your name under every post offering the markers, good luck again x