Markers are the most commonly used way to color in your stamped images. The best part is that they come in a wide variety of types and shades of color. This allows you maximum flexibility when trying to coordinate or match your colors to your scrapbooking layouts. Markers are also extremely easy to find and fairly inexpensive.
There is not a right or wrong type of marker to use on your stamped images, but each type of marker will achieve a different look. You can even mix and match different types of markers to color in the same image, so that your colors look the way you want them to. There should be no noticeable difference if you are only coloring in the image and not doing any other type of technique with it.
Coloring a stamped image with markers goes back to our preschool days when we colored with crayons and markers. It is about staying between the lines (unless you don’t want to) and eliminating white space (again, unless you don’t want to.)
There are not a wide variety of looks you can achieve while coloring with markers, like you can with other coloring tools, but it does give a colorful, vibrant look, and looks great too.
There are also embossing markers available to color with. These markers stay wet a bit longer and allow embossing powder to be poured onto the colored surface and then heated with a heat gun. This creates a raised surface that will either be colored if you use colored embossing powder or clear if you use clear embossing powder. If you are simply going to color in an image and be done with it, I don’t recommend embossing markers. They can take quite a long time to dry and work best on a glossy surface.
Regular markers work best for cardstock.
The sample image above shows a flower colored in with regular markers.