Saturday, June 6, 2015

Coloring with Distress Markers!

Hello friends! I really LOVE to color! You can create such beautiful watercolor effects with Distress Markers, Watercolor cardstock and a Detail Waterbrush. 

Stamp Flower Garden images onto Watercolor Cardstock cut to 2 1/2" x 4 1/4". I have tried lots of watercolor paper and I absolutely love the Ranger Watercolor cardstock for this technique. This Tim Holtz stamp set #CMS215 by Stampers Anonymous comes with 6 flowers and 3 stems. 

Color the flower with Distress Markers. No need to fill in everything just a rough color, this way you will have light and dark areas in each petal for a more realistic look. 

Use the Waterbrush to smooth out the color. This is where the cardstock is important, with cheeper cardstock this technique doesn't work quit as well. 
TIPS: Have a cloth handy to blot off excess water. 
Dry between layers to prevent pilling on the cardstock. 
Layer the colors until you have the desired effect. 

Color, color, color! 

Round the corners with a 1/4" corner rounder. Ink the edges with Distress Ink on an Ink Blending Tool. 

For the card base I used the Big Ticket Bigz die. First fold the Kraft-Core cardstock in half, place the fold just inside the steel rule at the top and die cut the other three sides. Cut a mat from green Kraft-core cardstock. Sand and ink all the pieces. 

Color ribbon to match. Wrap the Crinkle Ribbon around a few fingers keeping the edges lined up. 

Draw some Distress Marker onto your Craft Sheet and spritz with water. 

Soak up the color with the folded Crinkle Ribbon. 

Repeat with a different color for the opposite edge. 

Dry with a heat tool. If you want the ribbon crinkled just scrunch up the ribbon as you're drying it. 

Stamp a little message with the Hashtags Stamps set #CMS183. Now you have all the pieces to create a pretty little card set.

Here are a few pictures to inspire you!

 So I went a little crazy, like I said I LOVE to color!! 

Grab some stamps, your Distress Markers and do some coloring! 
You're going to LOVE it too!

Thanks for stopping in!