Tips for Coloring Curly Fur with Alcohol Markers


We have a second post today by Melanie Muenchinger! In Melanie’s latest video, she shows you a bunch of tips for coloring curly puppy fur with alcohol markers.

From Melanie:

Hello! Today I am sharing tips for coloring fur or hair, using alcohol markers and my Puppies Galore set. This technique is handy for using the fuzzy ears and top elements that go with the happy dog face. In this way, you can create little poodles, Bichon Frise, etc. Please enjoy! 

Here is an up-close look at Melanie’s puppies:


Gina K. Designs Puppies Galore stamp set

Gina K. Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink pad

Gina K. Pure Luxury White cardstock


Acrylic blocks or MISTI

Alcohol markers:

Spectrum Noir EB1, EB2, GB8, GB9 for blonde/tan pup, IG2, IG4 for white pup, IG5, BGR, BGR3 for gray pup, and GG, IG8, IG9 for black pup, and FS6, FS8 for tongue and IG4 for shadow

Enjoy today’s inspiration and Happy Stamping!

Gina K.




  1. Cheryl Press

    Sunday, May 26, 2019

    So, so helpful! I couldn’t get my fur to look like fur until I saw this video. Now my dogs look like dogs. Anxious to see the pencil video.

  2. Melanie Muenchinger

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    Thank you, Cheryl!

  3. Andrea Robinson

    Sunday, July 14, 2019

    Love the dog videos so realistic. Have not tried it myself yet.

  4. Donna

    Thursday, January 2, 2020

    Happy New Year! Enjoyed your tutorial very much, thank you! I’ve only worked with Tombow Brushes and enjoy them very much. I’m trying to find a good brand of alcohol markers. I have a couple of Copics then purchased the Chameleons, but thought they would be easier for blending. Is there a set of Spectrums that would give me a better coloring option for dogs? I’m planning on making my daughters graduation announcements. She was just been accepted to SUNY Cobleskill for Dog Training. I want her announcements to be nice and not tacky. Any advice? Thank you!

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