Hello, I am glad you are here! I have two cards to share today, both using watercolor markers to color the image, all the same color markers too. The difference is that one I blended out with water and the other I did not. It was fun to see what kind of difference that made.
I started by stamping on mixed media paper with archival ink. Here is the version where I blended with water.
I fussy cut the image (not so easy with the thick paper) and applied it to some textured cardstock. The background was some light blue textured cardstock that I embossed.
Here is the second card - you can see the deeper colors. I colored the darker hue of marker to an area first and then blended it out with the lighter marker. I really find that the mixed media paper works well for watercolor markers. Some other cardstocks absorb the marker too quickly and you get more streaks and less blend.
I added white gel pen to the image to accent the details and to break up the colors a little. The same accent patterned paper was used on this card, but I used a smooth cardstock for the base with some tone on tone stamping.
I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Which is your preference?
(I thought I would like the lighter colors better, but I really found myself loving the chartreuse in the deeper colors!)
Supplies: Power Poppy Short Stacks stamp set, Archival Ink, Hero Arts Leafy Vines, Hero Arts Soft Pool shadow ink, Tombow water based markers, Elizabeth Crafts Embossing folder, K&Co Susan Winget matstack, Strathmore Mixed Media Paper, Darice white textured cardstock, other cardstocks from my stash, self-adhesive gems, Spellbinders Labels 4, white gel pen.
I would love to participate in the following challenges:
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