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


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

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

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

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

  5. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

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

  7. Thanks for the wonderful information! Great card!


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