Mer­maid Mark­ers

Papercraft Inspirations - - IDEAS -

1 The brush-head ap­pli­ca­tor on Mer­maid Marker pens makes them ideal for free­hand writ­ing. Us­ing pen­cil guide­lines, write out a back­ground de­sign – here, the words ‘snowflake kisses’ have been re­peated in gold Mer­maid Marker on white card. It’s pos­si­ble to rub out the pen­cil lines im­me­di­ately, as the gold ink dries.

2 Pea­cock Feath­ers Dis­tress Ink adds a frosty-feel con­trast to the edges of the card. Tim Holtz Dis­tress Re­sist Spray en­hances the shim­mer. Be­cause the Mer­maid Marker is ink based, it’s easy to use it to dye some white cro­chet cot­ton to match, then just tie it to a pa­per­clip em­bel­lish­ment. For more sparkle, make a shaker pocket filled with teal glit­ter.

3 As­sem­ble the top­per by lay­er­ing the shaker pocket and the frame then clus­ter­ing em­bel­lish­ments on top. Ar­range the top­per onto the re­peat-pat­tern gold let­tered back­ground, us­ing sticky foam pads for di­men­sion. Fin­ish with a lit­tle more inking, us­ing the Pea­cock Feath­ers Dis­tress Ink again.

Guest ex­pert Sam Ball is on the de­sign team for Hey Lit­tle Mag­pie and is co-owner of Birds of a Feather, a com­pany spe­cial­is­ing in scrap­book­ing re­treats.

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