Hi friends! So I’ve been playing a lot lately with my Zig Real Brush Markers. I was on the fence about buying them, then I saw a price on Amazon I just couldn’t pass up. With my husband’s blessing, I purchased them, and they were delivered later that night! (Love me some Amazon!) I’ve made a few cards doing some really pretty watercoloring. Though it is time intensive, the results are beautiful. The pigments are so bright! Zigs are probably my favorite color medium at the moment. I decided to try them out in a different, quicker way for these cards.
I cut a sheet of Canson Watercolor paper down to 4 panels. I stamped with background stamps (Impression Obsession Layered Pansies and Simon Says Stamp Cosmos) with Versamark ink, poured embossing powder on them, and heat embossed. I then picked out green, purples, and blue shades of my Zigs to color 3 panels, and pinks, reds, and oranges for the other panel. I taped the panels to a clipboard using painters tape, and loosely started coloring. I used one color at a time, coloring in circles in random spots. Once the paper was filled, I sprayed a generous amount of water onto the ink. I used my heat gun to dry the paper. Each took about 5 minutes.
I wanted these panels to be the main focus for my cards, so I kept the embellishments simple. I die cut large words by My Favorite Things, and finish the sentiment with the matching stamp set for the words. I stacked 4 words at a time for depth. I covered them with Tonic Crystal Glaze, and let them dry over night. The next day I cut the panels down to fit an A2 Card, attatched them with Scor Tape, and used Ranger Multi Media Matte to attatched the words and heat embossed sentiments. I added a few Pretty Pink Posh confetti for the finishing touch.I love the simplicity of these cards. I will be making more of these in the near future.
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Angelica ConradThis technique was inspired by The wonderful Jennifer McGuire. Here’s a link to her video.
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These are just stunning!!
These. Are. Gorgeous!!!
Saw on FB but had to come check it out on your blog! LOVE love this!
Glad you came by. I have some really great card ideas coming up in the next few weeks. Be sure to check them out.
I am SO thrilled to have received one of these FABULOUS cards!!! Now I’m off to my stamp room to CASE!! 😁😁😁❤️❤️❤️
Yes!! The best Copy Cat ever!!
Beautiful!! Love how vibrant they are and how you highlighted the background. Sometimes it’s easy to get too many things covering the background. Hoping you’ll bring a few of these to stamp club next week so I can see them in person!
Yes ma’am. Just need a date.
Love your blog and I love the background panels that you made thank you for sharing your inspiration
Thank you! I can’t wait to show what I’ve come up with for my design team!😊
Beautiful cards!! Where can I find the pansy stamp?
Enjoyed your tutorial! What a difference the water made on these panels. Definitely gave them a beautiful watercolor look. 🙂
Yes! It’s so beautifully organic, yet so easy and quick to do. ❤️
Yes! Completely different texture the Zigs are marvelous to work with.
Beautiful cards, such vivid colours, they are gorgeous. Are you hooked now? Will you be making more brush marker purchases? We’ve all been there! 😂
I’m telling you!! I’m already panicking about running out ink. I’ve had them for a month!!😂 I’m hooked. Just did another project with them that I posted on my Instagram account, @myloveforpaper. It’s beautiful.
😂 it’s a slippery slope now. I started with a pack of cheap brush pens and now have a growing Tombow collection & started Watercolour painting 😂
We would get in a lot of trouble together. 😂
Which set of Zig markers did you buy?
The 80 pack. The price was great.