Blendability markers are the new alcohol based markers from Stampin' Up! that allow for blending and shading. I have done plenty of watercoloring but these past months have been my first forays into alcohol markers.
Things to remember:
1) the caps are on tight to make them last longer! Be careful putting them back on so you don't mess up the tip. SU recommended lying the marker and lid on the table and sliding together.
2) you get three markers that are matched to provide seamless blending (for $11.95). Other alcohol markers are much more expensive!
You can decide whether you want to blend from dark to light or vis a versa. I prefer dark to light for flowers, the lanterns, and the vases!
The ideal stamped images to color in have lots of room for shading!
And you have to stamp in Memento ink-- it's water based which means that it won't interact with the blendabilities and smudge.
This card used a hostess stamp set (Life's Adventure) and a touch of the silver dazzling details! Remember, if you host a party or place an order of $150 you have access to exclusive stamp sets at reduced prices! Great way to build your stamp collection!
This card (and the last) features the pretty DSP Flashback! I wasn't sure I'd like it but I really love it-- especially with the Snapshot stamp! And did you know you can color ANYTHING with these markers? Pearls, rhinestones, ribbon, glass buttons, baubles made with hot glue!!! Seriously!
Here I colored the Back to Black DSP with the Coastal Cabana markers (Light all over, then a swath of Dark, then blended with Medium)! So pretty when's it's all monochromatic!
And finally-- gold embossing on vellum, then shading on the backside! So pretty with the Typeset DSP!