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Copic Marker 30th Birthday!!

Written by Holly Endress. Posted in Uncategorized

There’s still time to join our Copic Marker 30th Birthday Celebration!!! The contest will end at 11:59pm PST tonight April 6th. We have some great Copic Prizes valued at over $300! This is the biggest giveaway we have ever done, you don’t want to miss it. Head over to this post for all the details. We will announce the Winners on April 13th here on the blog. Thank You for helping make MarkerPOP your #1 COPIC destination.

Beautiful Inside & Out

Written by Valerie Ward. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

This month on the MarkerPop blog we are focusing on different watercoloring mediums! And to tell you the truth, I was pretty unsettled with this – lol! This is because I am pretty much a Copic girl. I’ve used watercoloring pencils before, and they can be SO beautiful; I’ve colored with Distress inks, and they can be amazing! But to be honest, I never felt like I could get the look like I wanted. Then, along came Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers; ohhh, I was very, very curious, but I never took the plunge to order them. That’s why I was pretty excited that this month gave me the excuse to HAVE to try them!

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers are available in 80 colors; here is the entire color chart:

You can buy sets or singles of the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers; I chose to dive in with a medium size set, the Set of 24. I felt it had a good range of colors ranging from all the basics to a few “in-betweens” for each color group. But there are smaller sets (Set of 6, the Set of 12, or even 4 different Sets of 4 are available) if you want to start smaller. And then there are the larger sets that are available (Set of 36Set of 48, and the Set of 60!). Here’s the chart that shows 4 of the sets available (24, 36, 48, 60):

Here’s a great video by Jennifer McGuire showing & demonstrating these great markers:

OK, on to my card for today; now remember, this was my first time using these markers! And I’ll tell you, I was thrilled with them! You can get a completely different look than mine today; for example, check out Lisa’s project yesterday where she’s also using these markers! Mine is a very solid, dark color, and hers is very light (& gorgeous!).

For my card, I’m using and older set by Altenew (I have just recently become obsessed with Altenew, so my collection is very small, but growing! I’m featuring the Oriental Orchids stamp set (they have a coordinating die set, also).

The colors I used for this card are:

After coloring, I painted some Zig Wink of Stella Yellow onto the center of the flowers; it changed the colors from a dark red to a red-with-a-hint-of-yellow. It looks very pretty in person! 

Then I painted Zig Clear Wink of Stella onto the sentiment. Now, I felt the card was lacking in something, so I pulled out Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl, and spritzed the entire card; it gave it a great shimmer. My final touch was adding Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow sequins in 4mm and 6mm

Have a wonderful day, and Happy Crafting!


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Watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Written by lisascreativeniche. Posted in Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi!  It’s Lisa here with you today and I have a Hello card that features one of the My Favorite Things Background Stamp Sets and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  These markers are fabulous for coloring and watercoloring, and I find the colors to be so vibrant just take a peek…

This background stamp set is called Floral Fantasy, and it is exactly that!  I love all of the details and zen tangle look to it!  For my card I opted to color everything but the flowers.  Kind of backwards, huh? hehehe!  I thought it might be fun to make all of the background images front and center, and I do love the way it turned out.  Here is a look at what it first looked like before I trimmed the image down for the needs of my card…

For my sentiment I decided to die cut the hello from Lawn Fawn three times, adhering them all together and adding some sparkle to the top layer with a Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen.

I then finished my card off with a few layers of cardstock panels and some Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:

Thanks for Loving me…

Written by Holly Endress. Posted in Challenges, Eye Candy (Projects)

Hi everyone it’s Holly here today. Did you know we have a Bi-weekly Challenge here on the Blog? Every other Sunday we have a new challenge posted and there’s a prize for one random participant. We also ask our Top Picks to come back and join us a guest designers for future challenges.

This week’s challenge is a color challenge… You can find all the info on the Challenge in this post here.  For my card today I’m using the colors from the current challenge. I also love the photo in the graphic so I decided to use the My Favorite Things Sweet Succulents set and the Coordinating Dies.

I started out with a piece of watercolor paper and I added some Abandon Coral Distress ink to the background with the Wet on Wet technique. I wet the area first with clean water and then I used a wet paintbrush with some color on it to add the color and let it move around on it’s own. I dried the area with my heat tool and then I used the Scallop border in the MFT Blueprints #27. to die cut the panel. I adhered the panel to a Kraft Colored A2 Size card base with a layer of Fun Foam for a little height.

Then I stamped each of the images onto some watercolor paper using VersaFine Black ink and I colored them in with Distress Inks in the following Colors: Iced Spruce, Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral and Pumice Stone. I smooshed the pads onto my craft mat creating a palette and used a paintbrush to apply the colors.

I used the coordinating die cuts to cut them out with my Big Shot and then I adhered them to the card front with some Foam Tape. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of watercolor paper and used the Banner in the same Blueprints set. I ran it through using partial die cutting to create the size banner I wanted. For a little sparkle I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Mixed Sequins. I really like how they take on a slight Pink tone against the background.

Stay tuned all month as we focus on Watercoloring this month. The Design Team will have lots of great projects using different products and techniques. And both our Challenges this month will focus on Watercolor as well. And we may have some prizes along the way too.. Wink, Wink!!

Thanks for stopping by!



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