Monday, January 18, 2016

Watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush

Hey folks!

Ya know, one of my favorite things about Watercoloring is it can be a very forgiving medium. You can put as much work into it as you want OR you can let it do it's thing and you're good to go. Add either approach to a big beautiful Stamp and you've got yourself a deal.

So, I started by stamping a Flower and some Leaves from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set by Altenew. I masked them off with Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper. Really, the purpose of this Stamp Set is to layer it using different inks. I love that look, but I'm a let's color kind of girl, so I just used the Outline Images.

I gotta be honest, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers are rarely my first choice. HOWEVER, if I'm looking for bold colors and something easy to use, they are my go to.

I scribbled my color choices on a sheet of acetate and added them to my paper with a Brush from the Ranger Artist Brush Set. Usually the idea is to build up color. With this, I'm adding a BUNCH of color to the areas I want the most depth first and pull out the color with my Brush. Just enough to fill in the lines. Then I use a paper towel to pull up the water and color in the highlighted areas. I simply leave it as is.

To finish this off, I cut two strips of American Crafts Silver Glitter Paper as well as two strip of My Favorite Things Vellum Paper and adhere those to a My Favorite Thing Gravel Grey Cardstock Base.

That's it! Easy peasy. Be sure to stop by the Butterfly Reflections Ink Shop (Lawn Fawn Pre-Order! Woot!) and as always don't forget to come back here tomorrow for some more crafty fabulousness!

Until next time!