Back in 2015 I discovered a new-to-me art supply: Sakura Solid Markers. I wrote this post all about them:
People often ask me where my inspiration comes from. It's a great question with about a million answers. One of those answers is: new supplies. (Can I get an Amen?) There's nothing quite like a new tool or a new colorant to get the mojo cracking! When I was teaching in Connecticut a student shared a new-to-me supply: Sakura Solid Markers.
I put together a quick video to share what I know about them so far:
I think they're perfect for art journaling! They tick off everything on my happy list:
- Waterproof once dry.
- Write on a slick surface.
- Blendable when wet.
I recently played with them in my art journal. You can check out this fast forward video where I'm just mucking around!
Here is the page from the video:
And then a few months after sharing that post, I discovered a super cool hack for the solid markers. Here it is:
Often used as a Graffiti marker, you can split the marker in half and put two colors together.. The color patterns are very eye attracting.
Well, I absolutely had to try it out for myself!
I chose two colors I thought would work well together.
I turned the knob at the bottom of the Solid Marker to extend the inside as far as possible and then broke it off. I repeated this for both markers.
I cleaned off the little bit at the top of the barrel and then rolled the pusher-thing inside back to the bottom.
And then I matched the halves together and pushed the new two-tone markers back into the empty barrels.
And now my new two-tone markers were ready to use!
I also tried it out in my art journal, adding a quick two-tone circle to the center of the page.
I love my new two-tone markers. Time to start cutting all the colors in half and making all kinds of fun mixes! I hope you'll give it a try too!
I hope you enjoyed this blast from the past! Thanks for stopping by.