Watercolored Butterflies – Zig Markers, Distress Markers and Spectrum Noir Markers

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watercolored butterflies3Watercolored Butterflies – Zig Markers, Distress Markers and Spectrum Noir Markers

When I made this video, I wasn't sure what I didn't have a plan…so I whipped out the planner that I sent my newsletter subscribers on Friday and saw that I needed a birthday card for my sister-in-law's birthday.  PERFECT!

I got the Vine & Butterfly stamp set from Gina K out with the plan of doing some Emboss Resist with Zig Markers.

Well, you can see that I got a lot more than I bargained for when I started this card!  View the video and then we'll chat about the results!

I started with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Watercolor Paper.  I loved the results so much I decided to make 5 more cards!

I switched to Bazzil Marshmallow cardstock (which I LOVE) and I didn't see much of a difference between the two watercolored pieces.

Since I was making several, it was the perfect opportunity to try out other water based markers.

I've made a few comparison videos HERE and HERE where you can see these markers in action with different techniques and cardstocks.

watercolored butterflies2I found the end result with each type of marker to be very similar…but to get the colors to BLEND and not leave the brush marks, I had to add a LOT more water to the cards using Distress Markers (purple card) and the Spectrum Markers (orange card).

So leave a comment on this blog post and let me know which markers you have, if you have a favorite and what color combination from these cards is your favorite!watercolored butterfliesUPDATE:  I'm feeling the need to slow down for the month of December, so I'll be changing up my schedule a bit.  I'll be posting a new video every Monday – but Thursdays are going to have to go for a bit.  I will likely take off the week between Christmas and New Year's off as well.

January is also going to be SUPER busy for me with traveling to CHA, StampNation's FIFTH Birthday Party AND the release of the third Stamp Of Approval Collection at the end of the month.  (I'm going to need all the time I can get to prepare for all of that goodness!)

No worries, I have some super fun videos and collabs coming this month and guess what – soon there will be a way to WIN your next SOA box!  I'll be announcing details for this soon!



Vine & Butterfly stamp set (Gina K)

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