Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Edging Markers

Here is a really neat technique that I learned from one of the ladies from Circle of Crafters. Have you ever tried making straight, smooth lines around the very edge of a card or apperature? Well, if you have hands anywhere near as steady as MINE, that is NOT going to happen! :-O Enter this realllllly cool technique!
First, you will need a set (or one or two) metallic markers. It is best to start out with Brand New ones as the tips won't already be pressed on from writing.

Next, take a pair of Scissor (yes, really!) and using the Edge of one of the blades, press DOWN into the tip of the marker until you get a nice V.


Now, to use them, you just place your card in the V and slide the marker along the edge of the card....Voilá....you have the perfect edge on your card!


Here is a complete set of the markers...colors for all occassions! Have fun! (this is the technique I referred to in my last card...I added Aleene's Tack-it Over and Over on top of the marker and then glitter...the possibilites are ENDLESS!)

5 comments:

  1. I love this idea!!! This would have saved me recently when doing a project for the holidays.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this tip

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  3. Great tutorial. Thank you again.

    Kathleen

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  4. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Ang75

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  5. That is such a great idea of putting the V in the tip of the marker. I will be doing this to some of my markers. Thanks for sharing that tip. Dian

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