Hello CutCardStock Fans! Amber here today, and I’m sharing a watercolor card I created using the Zig Clean Color markers and Strathmore watercolor cards.
I think this card makes a big impact, but believe me when I say it was pretty easy to make. I started with a stamped image using a water-safe black ink. I used a Strathmore 5×7 watercolor card (that comes in a set with envelopes!).
Using only a few markers and a water filled brush, I was able to color in these beautiful flowers!
Zig Clean Color markers used:
023 Scarlet Red
052 Bright Yellow
041 Light Green
091 Light Gray
On the flowers, I used two shades of orange and then added additional depth and shadowing using a bit of the brown marker.
For the leaves, I used just one shade of green. I was able to add some depth to the shade of green by simply mixing in a bit of black ink. I scribbled both the green and black markers on a clear acrylic block and then mixed them with my paint brush.
To add even more depth to the image as a whole, I played with some shadowing using the Light Gray marker around one side of the image. I spread out the ink using the water brush to blend it in to the watercolor cardstock.
I adhered my sentiment using a strong adhesive. This step is important because the texture on the watercolor paper needs a strong adhesive to stay in place.
I love how it turned out. I will admit that I experimented with hand-lettering the sentiment. The Clean Color markers with the real brush are great for lettering, but my skills are a bit lacking, so I chickened out. I opted for a die that gave me the look I was going for! Have you jumped on the watercolor trend in your crafting? We’d love to see your creations on our Facebook page!
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