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Happy Day + ZIGs

Written by jpascarella. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Less than one year ago, I was scared of watercolors! I was scared of them! I threw away many projects, just because I was not happy with my watercolor skills. In fact, one of my goals last year was to work on my watercolor techniques! But when I got my hands on Zig Clean Color Markers, I fell in love!

Today, I paired up my Zig markers with the super cute Waffle Flower’s Happy Day stamp set:

I struggle when it comes to shadows. The Zig markers help out so much with that! I grabbed three shades of brown to color in the bear image.

Start with the lightest shade of brown and color the outline of the image. Using water and a paintbrush, spread the color from the outside towards the inside of the image.

Do the same with the middle shade of brown.

Now add the darkest shade of brown around the outer edges and spread the color towards the inside.

Now it is time to color in the rest of the image. To finish of this card, the sentiment is stamped and embossed in white onto a black strip of cardstock.

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The following ZIGs were used on today’s project: 021, 047, 052, 065, 072, 081

Have a wonderful day!

Jessi

It’s a Smash!!

Written by jpascarella. Posted in Uncategorized

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! Are you enjoying all the watercolor tips and techniques the design team has been sharing? I am not all that comfortable with watercolors, but lately I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and using them more!

Have you ever tried to do paint splatters? I have to admit, it took me several attempts before I was happy with my splatters!

Today, I am working with Lawn Fawn’s Year Seven stamp set and Prima Confections – Tropical watercolors.

I stamped the piñata image onto watercolor cardstock with Memento Black ink. Once the ink was completely dried, I painted the image using Prima Confections watercolor. The image is then cut out and set aside.

Time to work on the background of the card. I randomly stamped the candies and confetti stamps over the panel. Now it is time to do the paint splatters! First, I choose a magenta color paint and watered the color down. Using a paint brush, I soaked up the watered down paint. Over the cardstock panel, I lightly tapped the end of the paint brush, tilting the brush in the direction I wanted the splatters to go. I repeated this process with each color of paint.

Once the paint dried, it is time to piece the card together. A piece of white twine is attached to the piñata image. A foam dot is attached to the back of the piñata and attached to the background panel. The twine is wrapped around the top, to make the piñata look like it is hanging for the top. The sentiment is stamped and embossed onto black cardstock. The sentiment is then cut into strips and attached to the card!

Thank you for stopping by today! Don’t forget to stop by throughout the month for more watercolor tips!

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Have a great day!

Jessi

Watercoloring Your Diecuts

Written by jpascarella. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hello, MarkerPOP friends! This month the design team is going to be sharing a few of our favorite watercoloring supplies. I recently received my first Prima Confections Watercolor set. I fell in love with them! The watercolor is probably the thickest I have ever worked with!

Today, I am pairing up the watercolors with My Favorite Things dies. I love using watercolors to color paper when I cannot find the right shades of cardstock to work with!

 To start this card, I painted a variety of swatches using the different colors in the Tropical Confections set. I spaced the swatches out to allow room to fit the various dies.

Once the individual dies are cut, it is time to piece the card together! The Birdhouses die set includes the house, roof and the pole to assemble the house. There is also a couple little bird dies to add a little cute touch to your project.

The background panel is also covered with watercolor as well. I included a layer of grass diecut to add a little dimension to the card,

I wasn’t sure what I what kind of sentiment I wanted to use on this card. So I decided to leave it blank. I will be able to stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card that will fit whatever the occasion might be.

Thank you for stopping by today! Stop by the MarkerPOP blog for the list of supplies used on this card!

Have a wonderful day!

Jessi

Lawn Fawn and Chameleon

Written by jpascarella. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Happy Friday, MarkerPOP friends! Can you believe that today is the last day of March? Bring on April! So when someone mentions the month of April, I usually think of flowers and bunnies. So let’s get to work with some bunnies.

Today, I am working with the Lawn Fawn’s Hoppy Easter stamp set and Chameleon markers:

To create the background for the card, I used a few different prints from the Doodlebug’s Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad. The hill is formed using a stitched wave die. The two printed are attached to the cardbase.

The bunnies are stamped onto white cardstock, along with the carrot, egg and basket. All images are colored in with a variety of Chameleon markers. The images are then cut out with their coordinating dies. The bunnies are attached on the hill. The egg, carrot, and basket are attached to the bunnies as if they are holding the items. A simple sentiment is stamped onto a orange printed paper and attached to the top of the card.

The following Chameleon markers, CB YG3, GR1, GR4, BL3, BR2, BR4 OR3, OR4, PK2, PK3, NU0, NU3 were used on today’s card.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Jessi

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