In my previous post, I shared with you some new alcohol markers that I bought on Amazon from Axiaya and how much I like them. Well… I like them so much that I made 4 more cards of the same design but did something different this time! I decided to create a larger size card! So, my panels that I colored on measures 4″ x 6-1/4″ and the card bases are 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″. The reason I chose a longer size is because of the stamp.
The “Beautiful Flowers” cluster stamp by Simon Says Stamp is quite long and in the first four cards I couldn’t stamp the whole thing but this time, I got more of it on the cards. Also, I opted to replace the orange flowers in my first post with red. They’re beautiful but I didn’t realize until I was adding gems that I don’t have any red! LOL! So, I had used clear crystal gems instead.
AXIAYA Sketch Markers
I ordered these before the pandemic so they arrived quickly and they were neatly and individually wrapped very well. Plus, it came with a bag which is good for carrying around. Immediately, I broke out my design book and began to swatch the colors. Right off the bat, I noticed was how easy the caps come off and on. Not so with my Studio 71s. Sometimes, I struggle to remove those caps.
Also, I like the brush tip on these new markers better and the colors are amazing just like what other buyers said. Before I wrote this post, I wanted to really put these markers to the test. Soooo… I decided to make some cards! What else would I be doing, right?!
Here’s the pics in larger sizes!
I had such fun coloring with these markers. They’re comfortable and the colors really pop. Here’s the colors I used for each card:
Blue Flowers – #183 Phthalo Blue & #144 Pale Baby Blue
Purple Flowers – #77 Pale Blue & #75 Dark Blue Light (don’t let these color names fool you, they are a purple and lilac combo)
Red Flowers – #4 Vivid Red & #11 Carmine
Pink Flowers – #17 Pastel Pink & #147 Pale Lilac
For the leaves – #48 Yellow Green & #163 Green Bice
Buds (or, at least that’s what I think they are) – #172 Spectrum Green & #178 Cool Shadow (these two blend to look like a bluish teal/cyan color)
After coloring, I let each panel dry (used 80 lb. / 216 gsm cardstock similar to Neenah 80 lb. solar white cardstock) and looked for a sentiment. The one I choose is from a set I got on Amazon and I’ve ordered a few stamp sets from this same seller (LZBRDY) and I haven’t been disappointed. This was a large 6″ x 8″ stamp set too but unfortunately, I couldn’t find it to link it in the supplies list below.
Anyhoo, I was able to use my Black Mini Misti to stamp the sentiment, I love this little thing, it’s so cute! And black and white is my fav neutral color combo! After stamping, I adhered the panels to the Neenah 120 lb. solar white cardstock and added some color iridescent gems from Pink Fresh Studio. Love the set I have cause I was able to match the card and gems. Finally, found matching envelopes for each card, need to order more!
The only downsides would be: (a) the set doesn’t come with a blender, however most of us who use alcohol markers probably have a Copics #00 blender and I have 2 of them so not a negative and; (b) they are not refillable. But, there’s so many colors and shades that I don’t think I’ll have a problem of any drying out.
I also took my markers out of the bag they came in and stored them horizontally in drawers. Not sure if that makes a difference, it’s the just the way I wanted to do it so that I can see them easily and sort the color families together. I bought a makeup storage case thinking the markers would fit in it easily, however they are just a tad too long so I have them laying diagonally in the drawers and that worked out, LOL! If you’re curious what I bought, here’s the link >> https://amzn.to/2Vf3B0X
I think for the price, these markers are a great set to have as an alternative or if you’re just starting out using alcohol markers and you don’t want to spend a lot of money for Copics. I find that I’m reaching for these more than my Studio 71s though I love them both. It’s just great to have more color medium choices!
List of Supplies:
Below are links to the products I used and some of them are affiliate links meaning if you purchase through them, I’ll earn a small commission and it is no extra cost to you. Your purchasing helps support our small business and we appreciate that so much! – Kim
- Axiaya Sketch Markers (100 set) – https://amzn.to/3adG5py
- LZBRDY Blessings Words, Flower Stamp set – not available
- Simon Says Stamp “Beautiful Flowers” Stamp set – https://bit.ly/2RHzsFC
- Hero Arts Black Misti – https://shrsl.com/286gs
- Gina K. Designs Black Obsidian Amalgam Ink – https://shrsl.com/286hq or https://bit.ly/2xBksCe
- 80 lb. White Cardstock (similar to Neenah 80 lb. cardstock) – https://amzn.to/2VyY5W1
- Neenah 110 lb. Solar White Cardstock – https://amzn.to/2yxWEfs
- Teflon bone folder – https://amzn.to/2VcfC8
- Martha Stewart Scoring Board (not available on Amazon) – EK Tools has a similar one – https://amzn.to/2jJeEj8
- Simon Says Stamp Crafty Tacky Glue – https://bit.ly/2RGokZq
- Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer – Simon Says Stamp – https://bit.ly/2Jb0L7V
- Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat – https://amzn.to/2lawwDO
- Pinkfresh Studio Jewels Mix – https://bit.ly/2KhFFUh
- Assorted Color Envelopes – https://amzn.to/2OLImiR