Sweet Sixteen {Marker and Alcohol Watercolor}

Sunday, March 15, 2015

This weekend I had fun experimenting with decorating Easter eggs using stamps, and markers, and rubbing alcohol.  Some came out great, others did not.  I found I got the best results when I scribbled the alcohol based marker {the more vibrant the better} onto my craft sheet or tin foil and dropped alcohol onto the ink.  I then, rolled the egg or in this case "smooshed" my paper into the ink and alcohol mixture.  The colors move and blend together and when the alcohol evaporates the color is permanent.

 The color on these eggs are more vibrant in person than in the photo.  I do not recommend eating these eggs since the shells are porous.  It was a lot of fun to do, even Ryan got in on it!
After using the same technique on my card, I stamped a butterfly from WP9 Flora & Fauna 2 and a sentiment from PTI Movers and Shakers in Versafine ink. 
We are cooking some corned beef and cabbage today in honor of St. Patrick's Day and our parents are coming over for dinner.
I hope you are having a great Sunday!

Other Supplies Used:
Cardstock: WP9 Black, Recollections White
Dies: SSS Stitched Rectangles
Bic Mark It Pens
Rubbing Alcohol


  1. Your eggs are so pretty, what a fun idea!! Pretty card too Kara. Enjoy your family dinner!!

  2. Oh you are always doing the neatest things! The eggs are beautiful and your card is lovely too! Looks like watercolor!

  3. Kara....this is so pretty. Love your water coloring, just so beautiful and those eggs are amazing too. Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card...I love all the sweet balloons.

  4. I love the great effect you got from the alcohol! Beautiful card and wonderful eggs! Have a wonderful time with your family at dinner.

  5. Very cool way to color your eggs and also your card.

  6. Love the way the eggs look! Your card is gorgeous! Sounds like fun to just play around .

  7. Beautiful background and the eggs look wonderful. Your photos are wonderful!

  8. Love seeing what you come up with for coloring eggs. These are so gorgeous! Beautiful card too!

  9. Those eggs look beautiful and so is your awesome card!

  10. What an awesome idea. It looks great on the eggs and your card. :)


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