Marker Thumping

Recently I took it back to a more “classic” technique, rubber band stamping and so many of you told me that you hadn’t even heard of the technique! I have to admit, neither had I until I started researching “older” basic stamping techniques for a collab I did some time ago. I came across so many great techniques that I wanted to try and share with you all! Today, I’m sharing another one I learned along the way, Marker Thumping! Be sure to watch the video tutorial below for all the details on this fun technique!

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For this technique you’re going to need markers and they do need to be water based with a brush tip that is solid, bristles won’t work here. I also like to use rubber stamps for this technique. They work best in my opinion. The rubber seems to allow the ink from the markers to sit “flat” on the stamp instead of beading up like it sometimes can on clear stamps. Also, the stamp needs solid area to hold the color. Line stamps aren’t the best for this technique.

I chose four colors for both of my cards today but you can choose as little as two and up to as many as you’d like. But, just be sure your image is large to accomodate a lot of different colors.

For my first card I used pastel markers (Memento markers) and the solid Christmas Tree Swirl stamp from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. I also used a MISTI stamp positioner for easy stamping, but this technique can be done without one. You can either use another positioner, like a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, or you can add all the colors at once instead of individually. Just be careful to not muddy the colors.

Marker Thumping technique with Christmas Tree Swirl Stamp

On my second card I wanted to create a background with the marker thumping technique and in order to do that, I needed a large stamp to be able to place my background on and pick up the color. For this, I used the Mirror Image Stamp. I have shown the “proper” way to use this stamp in a previous video, which you can watch HERE. This create such a unique background and you can switch up the way you hold the marker to make it look different each time!

Marker Thumping Background with Skeleton Leaves

I hope you all enjoyed a look at this older but still fun technique! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!


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