Thursday, December 8, 2016

Creating with Sharpie® - Part 1


Sharpie® watercolour diy

Sharpie® Markers always seem to magically disappear in our house.  With two creative kids and a husband who’s a teacher they get scooped up pretty fast whether it’s for doodling, art projects or marking. 

Sharpie® Color Burst Permanent Markers

You can imagine the excitement (and jostling for position) when two packages of Sharpie® Color Burst Permanent Markers arrived at our home for a DIY project I’m working on with Sharpie®.



I use the black markers all the time. They are great for keeping my office organized, and are a staple in my prop styling and crafting tool kits. When I saw the colours, I couldn’t wait to try them all.


I’ve used Sharpie® markers on a variety of materials. I love how versatile they are! When Sharpie® approached me to collaborate on a DIY project it seemed like a natural fit.  I pretty much knew what I wanted to do right away. 

Sharpie® watercolour diy

For my upcoming DIY, I really wanted to try using them on fabric.  When you add rubbing alcohol to the ink it literally does burst with colour.


 
Isn’t this pin board of the Sharpie® Color Burst markers pretty?! It’s like a pin board of fabric swatches. These swatches show the ink colours with a watercolour effect that you get from applying rubbing alcohol to the ink. I love the effect and can't wait to share how I incorporated this method into a couple of DIY projects with you in a few days.



It was fun experimenting with the colours, there are 24 colours in this new limited edition set including 5 Colour Burst markers (intense and bright!) in addition to the 19 classic colours. They are available in both ultra-fine and fine point. They are available at Walmart, Staples, Loblaws, Deserres, Michaels and Amazon.ca and retail (MSRP) for $5.99 (5 pack) and $28.99 (24 pack).



This is a sponsored post in partnership with Sharpie®. All thoughts and ideas remain my own.



 
Disclaimer: Wear protective gloves.  Wear eye or face protection. Use in a well-ventilated area. Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use.  Do not eat, drink or smoke when using these products.  Wash hands thoroughly after handling.

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