Gold leaves and sharpies

Leaves with Sharpies Heather Telford

I tried something new on today’s card, colouring with Sharpies. If you visit here often you know I do most of my colouring with inks, watercolours and pencils but there was a 24 pack of Sharpies at Costco recently on sale for $9.99 and it called out to me. I have done very little colouring with markers so this was quite experimental and I thought I was less likely to make a mess with a simple design of leaves. To help me “keep inside the lines” I embossed the leafy stamp, “Wondrous” in gold powder first. I used the three greens below plus a touch of yellow. I began with the lightest green on one side of each leaf then added the middle green, then went back over both with the lighter green. I was pleased to see the darker colours did not stain the tips of the lighter colours. When I was finished I added a thin strip of the darkest green to a few leaves. The gold marker was used to make a border around the whole panel which I popped up on a white card base with dimensional tape. The sharpies don’t seem to have colour names or numbers so I added a photo of the ones I used below.

While the “Wondrous” stamp was out on my table I made another card in a very different style which I will share tomorrow. Thanks for your kind words about our “lights” cards yesterday; I shared your comments with my son.

Sharpies used on Leaves card


Creative Dies: Wondrous, Foliage Fancy (PB)
Inks: Versamark (Imagine Craft/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110lb, Black cardstock
Also: Gold Sharpie, Green & Yellow Sharpies, Gold cord, Gold embossing powder

7 Comments on “Gold leaves and sharpies”

  1. jmhave44 says:

    Heather, I bought this same Sharpie set at Costco, but have not used it yet. Your use of the markers on the gold embossing was really very pretty. Good job! TFS

  2. Janet Castle says:

    Nicely done Heather! I know you will enjoy the blending of the alcohol based markers….you are already an expert at blending colors!!!

  3. ar0se4u2 says:

    I use Sharpie occasionally to color too. They don’t replace my Copics but they do a great job! Can’t wait to see tomorrows project 🙂

  4. Johanne says:

    Heather, all of your techniques are wonderful. This was interesting to me too as I also purchased those markers, but a few years ago and they have been sitting there. So, thank you for expanding my knowledge. Hugs.

  5. Lindsey says:

    Why am I not surprised that your first try at Sharpie colouring is so much better than what I do? 😉 THe intense colours are perfect here.

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