Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Post No.2240 *** My Favourite Things - TSFT / TIOT / AJJ / TMTA

A new theme over at Try It On Tuesday!
The first of 2018 and please hop over to the Challenge-Blog to see with what the teamies came up 
and welcome our lovely new DT-member Jo.

I had an adventure with Rotbart Delta Alcohol Markers recently. It's a German brand and we purchased them on Amazon some years ago for my daughter who wasn't very enthusiastic about them. She always told me that she thinks they aren't as good as the original Copics. I didn't try them often, just made some backgrounds for cards with alcohol and the markers on glossy photopaper once. Well, the markers are here for a couple of years now, as my daughter was in Manga drawings at the age of 11, so I think they won't get better as they get older . So I  decided that somebody has to use them and I made a martyr of myself and started to try them in the way they are intended.

And yes - they worked very well on the thin bleedproof Marker Paper from Copic. I think just normal copy paper will do it also, but I have to try that first,  smooth paper is recommended. I am quite happy with the result - I painted it with the instructions of a Russian YT- tutorial - there is no need to understand Russian - you can just watch her and recreate what she does. 

I will not only use this loose page painting (A5)- made with Rotbart Delta - Markers for our topic "My favourite things "at TIOT ( No not the markers are my favourite thing - it's the coffee...lol) but also for NEW YEAR - NEW ADVENTURES - Erika's current theme at Art Journal Journey, and last but not least I will show it to the gals and wish them all a happy T - Day at
T-S-F-T this week, where we are always made to feel welcome with a drink related post.

 For my ATC for  TMTA - this week's theme of Chalkboard- technique I have used my trusty old cuttlebug embossing machine and a cuttlebug folder as well as
pastel pencils  and hairspray as a cheap fixative.

Rechts oben in der Seitenleiste findest Du wie immer das Übersetzungstool!♥♥♥


  1. Genial was du mit diesen Stiften aufs Papier zauberst. Da wird ein ganz normales Glas zum Kunswerk.
    Liebe Grüße und ein glückliches Neues Jahr

  2. Deine Malwerke werden immer genialer, liebe Susi. Dein Kaffeeglas macht richtig Appetit.
    Dein ATC ist super gelungen.

    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Dienstag *Knuddel*

  3. Super gezeichnet und koloriert - so appetitlich! Ein bisschen sieht's nach Eiskaffee aus, was sicherlich am Glas liegt.
    LG Ulrike

  4. ich würde mal sagen, Martyrium erfolgreich absolviert;) besser kanns doch gar nicht aussehen, gefällt mir SUPER gut! auch das ATC ist herrlich geworden. ach Susi, ich freu mich auf ein weiteres jahr mit deinen kreativen Bereicherungen!!
    liebe grüße, johanna

  5. Hallo Susi,
    witzig, ich bin auch gerade dabei Gläser zu malen, allerdings nur mit Bleistift und Kohle. Dein Beispiel sieht wunderbar aus. Nun aber zu Deinem ATC, das ich endlich bewundern darf. Ich finde Deine Umsetzung toll und gelungen. Also nichts zum Verstecken ;-) Meine Muse ist auch manchmal ein wenig träge, aber irgendwie kommt sie dann doch in der einen oder anderen Form zum Vorschein. Wahrscheinlich empfindet man es selbst nur so, denn wenn ich mir Deine Kunstwerke so anschaue, kann ich kamum glauben das sie Winterschalf macht.
    Toll das Du bei Think Monday, Think ATC mitmachst.
    Auf bald

  6. Hi Susi! I am so happy that you got the chance to try the markers! WOW! This is a beautiful work of art! And I love coffee, too!!! And I also want to wish you a Happy New Year, my friend! HUGS!!!!

  7. That is a great arty adventure Susi. I think those markers don't look bad at all. They certainly worked well for you, and you are right, they aren't going to get any brighter sitting there. I have many times used my daughter's hand-me-down supplies also. You try to encourage them but they have their own minds, don't they? I'm glad you have another post for AJJ, and T day and TIOT. Wow. This is a good post. Thanks for joining in at AJJ and hope you are having a fantastic T day. Hugs-Erika

  8. wow this is great,you are very clever great drawing xx

  9. A great drawing Susi and the colours look great. Love the quote you added.
    The little snowman ATC is so sweet.
    Avril xx

  10. hhhhmmm lecker sieht dein eiscafe aus,sehr appetitlich und genial gezeichnet,du bist echt begnadet,liebe susi.
    einen schönen tag.

    schöne grüße jenny

  11. Hi Susi, I always enjoy your art and I love this one too. that is good you found a way to use those markers Happy T Day Kathy

  12. Liebe Susi,
    traumhaft, was dir immer wieder gelingt.
    Das sieht wirklich ganz toll aus, tja
    deine Devise: Probieren geht über studieren - das macht
    es aus ;-)
    Lg und einen sonnigen Tag.
    PS: Jetzt gönne ich mir eine Tasse Kaffee .)

  13. oh what a beautiful piece you created with those markers-fabulous shading!! It really looks like watercolor or paint-amazing. Sweet snowman ATC-and yes, the hairspray works really well:) Happy T day!

  14. Its a great drawing using the markers Susi. It would have been such a shame not to use them. There is some much wonderful shading of the colours, the drink looks real. I had a smile on my face as I read about your favourite things.
    Its a super ATC as well with the cute snowman, Good luck with your ATC challenge this year.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s I checked TioT's and Joan's card is just above Rosie's.

  15. thats a great drawing and you look so well in that photo to the right with the dogs..happy new year

  16. das Cafeglas sieht toll aus mit diesen Stiften und diese Machart.
    Dein ATC gefällt mir, es sieht doch nicht wie aus Kinderhand aus ... schnucklig und passt und es fasziniert wie du das gemacht hast!
    Ich wünsche dir eine schöne Woche!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  17. Toll!
    Ich habe noch nie von diesen Stiften gehört...und ich weisz auch nichts von einer Prägemaschine. Gibt so schöne Sachen, von denen ich keine Ahnung habe! Ich bastele und male ja auch nur sehr selten in den letzten 3 Jahrzehnten und dann ist es meist so, wenn ich irgendeinen alten Bleistift finde... nehme ich den. Wenn ich sehe, was es kosten würde, gezielt Dinge zu kaufen - - - -
    Aber ich hoffe ja auch, meine derzeitige Pflegesituation währt nicht mehr allzu lang und dann kann ich endlich wieder anfangen, zur eigenen Freude.
    Solange schaue ich halt, was andre machen (und in den Fingern juckt es schon) und oft frag ich mich, wi/womit sie arbeiten.
    Liebe Grüsze und danke für Dein anteilnehmendes Mitlesen bei mir

  18. Wonderful drawing! It looks so authentic as if you could pick it up and drink it 😁. The way the markers have shaded and blended is a triumph - so beautiful 😁. Your chalkboard ATC is adorable, I love your happy snowman and the way you styled the wording! Wishing you the happiest of T Days dear Susi! J 😊
    p.s. thanks so much for your warm welcome to the TioT's gang too, you are very kind! I've been so excited about being invited to join you that I've been driving my hubby mad with my happiness ...lol 😉. Have a lovely new week my friend! J 😊

  19. Love the way you have created this glass of coffee! Is that flat white?
    At this time of the year my faves is Irish coffee:)))
    Lots of love for the New Year

  20. gorgeous piece, I love markers!

  21. Fab drawing Susi and great that the markers worked so well, my copics dried up after very little use


  22. Boahhh, wie toll du wieder gemalt hast. Suuuper! Auch dein ATC ist so klasse... zuckersüß mit dem Schneemann.
    LG Carola

  23. How very interesting, - well you certainly made excellent use of those markers, wow that coffee glas looks amazing, so 3D, just fantastic! Off to check out the YT tut :o) Happy Tuesday!

  24. Wow stunning colouring Susi, you’re so lucky they still work okay though! I’ve had so many things like markers and paints lately that have dried up and had to be thrown away :/
    Donna xx

  25. Beautiful design and project. Thanks for your comments while I was absent.. Have a good start to the New Year.xx[aNNie]

  26. Wow! Your glass of coffee looks so real! Well done you. I smiled as you told the story of being a martyr. But you see, they worked well.
    Wishing you and your family a very happy (and healthy) 2018,
    Happy T-Day,

  27. Your drawing turned out great! love the gradations of colors you got...looks quite inviting! happy T day! ♥

  28. Oh Susi! Your sketches are always wonderful! Glad you got some good use from the old markers! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  29. Wonderful artwork today, as always, Susi! (I love coffee, too!)
    Thank you for describing how you made each piece - so creative!!
    Kind regards, Chris

  30. I apologize for taking so long to visit. I’ve had internet woes and just got back online. I'm glad your daughter didn't care for those markers, because you have truly put them to good use. This is a beautiful and simply perfect for T day drawing. I really love it, and I think you have done those markers justice. Thanks for sharing them and your gorgeous art with us for T this Tuesday, dear.

  31. I just love what you made with those markers. Wonderful blending.

  32. Susi LOVE my Cuttlebug!! And i love what you've made here.. Thats a fabulous drawing. It really came out well. Looks like the markers blended just great. Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  33. It looks like they worked very well. Glad you decided to try them. :)

  34. What a wonderful outcome with the pens Susi - I love it!! (It's iced coffee season here) Your cheerful snowman ATC is lovely too

  35. Liebe susi,
    Das sieht wirklich ganz toll aus, was Du gezaubert hast!!!
    gefällt mir super gut! auch das ATC ist herrlich geworden.
    bin sehr begeistert.
    Ganz liebe Grüße

  36. Cool markers. Good they didn't dry out. The coffee and adventure made me smile. Looks like with the markers and your ATC, you're off to an adventurous new year. Happy T Day

  37. das kaffeeglas ist dir absolut toll gelungen!! das russische "rezept" werd ich mir noch anschauen, auf jeden fall klingt es spannend!
    lg, mano

  38. Wow, a great sketch and way to rock those markers, Susi! And I am intrigued by your ATC and how you got the chalk board look - ingenious! xoxoxo

  39. I saw this piece at "My favourite things" on TIOT and loved, loved, loved it! I'm so glad you featured it at T along with the video link. You did a fabulous job!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  40. More awesome pieces of art Susi, this markers must be very good quality as i'm sure they would have dried up after being left for a while. I have always had problems with copics so tend to stick to their skin tones & greys. You have worked wonders with them my dear!!
    Hugs Tracey xx

  41. Eigentlich habe ich momentan eine Teephase, aber wenn ich diesen leckeren Kaffee sehe, möchte ich sofort einen haben. Der ist Dir fantastisch gelungen und dieses Bild wäre ein super Poster für die Küche oder einen Coffeeshop.
    Viele liebe Grüße

  42. Oh WOW, das mit diesen Markern gezeichnete Glas ist super geworden, mir gefallen auch sehr die kleinen Kaffeebohnen!
    Deine ATC stimmt wunderbar fröhlich!
    Rike oxo

  43. Simply brilliant Susi - and great use of the markers. Atc looks brilliant too that technique looks interesting x Hilda

  44. Oh how funny! I am happy you made a martyr of yourself!LOL
    That coffee piece is fabulous! I love the way it turned out!! Well done you!
    And your Cuttlebug piece is adorable! Having fun creating in the new year! Yay!
    love &hugs,Jackie

  45. Wow - wonderful looking coffee for an experiment, Susi - stunning!!

  46. Hi Susi, great work with the pens. I have some but just not really find them easy to use, now I'm inspired. Angela xxx

  47. Fantastic drawing and colouring/blending work Susi... those pens seem great - I guess using the right paper/surface makes all the difference - I was using' promarkers' the other day and the bleeding was awful.
    Gill xx

  48. Wow those pens worked beautifully...I love that coffee..stunning...got to come back and check out the tutorial...dinner is calling!! Plus I want to catch up more too!!

    Peace Giggles


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