Playing around with my pallette, I stumbled on another technique that I'm having a lot of fun with - "watercolor painting" with my markers.
First, lay down your colors on a non-porous surface - I am using a clear acrylic pallette
Next, place some Ranger Alcohol Ink blending solution into a little recepticle and grab your favorite paint brush.
Now, with your paint brush, just dip in the blending solution, then swipe through a color to pick it up - you must have the blending solution to carry the alcohol ink over, so redip often. You can dip into more than one color at a time to mix colors, you can apply the colors to your image a bit haphazardly, to fill in the blanks with a different color - to give you nice mixes that still look natural next to each other. When you first lay the color down, sometimes there is a gray cast to it - just wait until the alcohol evaporates, and the color will reveal itself very prettily.
And here she is all done - see how the colors in the skirt and the hair are particularly "smoothly unmixed"?
And here's my finished card. Girl stamp is by Rubber Romance; sentiment is by Savvy Stamps.
And remember, if you want to clean your pallette, just wipe hand sanitizer over it. TFL.