Monday, May 27, 2013

Using Distress Markers as Watercolors

Hi! Chrissie here today!
Have you used Distress Markers yet? I picked up some a few weeks ago and I wanted to show you how I use them as watercolors!


If you aren't so great at painting, this gives you a little more control.  I stamped the hot air balloon from the new Blue Skies onto watercolor paper and then I cut it out using the coordinating die cut (Lawn Cut).


I started by coloring the marker in the areas that would be the darker areas.  I used Worn Lipstick, Broken China and Mustard Seed.


Then I just took a brush that had water on it and pulled the ink down.


I went back in a few times with a little more of the marker and did the same with the basket, too.


Then I stamped a cloud using Distress Ink (Broken China), took a water brush and messily added water to give it a watercolored look.  Cool, huh?

Here is the finished card:


I think it gives a soft, sweet look, like watercolors do, but this was faster (and easier!).












Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Pattern Paper: Lawn Fawn
Dies: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Staz On, Distress Ink
Markers: Distress Ink


10 comments:

  1. Fun! Love the watercolor look!! :)

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  2. Beautiful! What a great way to get the watercolor effect! I love the color combinations.

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  3. This is great! Love the card and the watercolor look!

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  4. Wow! Quick and easy! I'm going to try it! Thanks for the great tip!
    Happy Stamping :)

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  5. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  6. Beautifully done!
    This is one of my favorite techniques. I love my distress markers. :)

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  7. Thanks for the wonderful information! Great card!

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