Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used: Light Green, Yellow Green, Mustard, Yellow, Pink Fl. Pink, Light Carmine, Wine Red, Light Violet, Lilac, Light Blue, Cobalt Blue, and Black.
For all of the stamped images I used the Clean Colors, because of their vibrant and fun colors. Plus I love that you can use them with or without water. For the banner I simple colored and for most everything else I used them as a watercolor. Now for the background I used my Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set because I had a large area to cover, and I am just not very good using the markers on larger areas. I also like being able to add layers of colors when creating backgrounds and the Gansai Tambi are just easier for me to do this.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are getting a chance to join us in our watercoloring challenges this month! They are located on the right side of the blog!
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!
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 36, Set of 48, and the Set of 60!). Here’s the chart that shows 4 of the sets available (24, 36, 48, 60):
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!).
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.
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…