Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Snail Mail

Hi friends!  My blog is being updated- it must be summer!  Today I have a cute little Lawn Fawn card for you.  Copic coloring, memento black ink, PTI stampers white cardstock.  Quick and easy with just a bit of masking.
Random cards 
Thanks for stopping in friends!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

More Zig Clean Color Bouquets

Hello Friends!  I have something new for you today. I am still using the zig markers.  I am starting to enjoy them a bit more now that I have a better feel for how they work.   I decided I like them best on watercolor paper and I really like using them with pencil drawings.  The card below uses the 12 pack Zig on watercolor paper.  I used both a waterbrush pen and a regular paint brush.  The panel is mounted on PTI Kraft with scrap patterned paper (no clue of maker), and some maya road twine.

Watercolor bouquet2 
The second card is basically the same thing.  The pink paper is from PTI.  Everything is else is the same as mentioned above.  Thanks for stopping in!
  Watercolor bouquet 3

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Watercolor bouquet

Hello Friends! I am back!  Still working with those zig markers.  I do have to say they are growing on me.  Here is today's offering.  This is a hand drawn creation.  I drew it with mechanical pencil and then watercolored with the zigs and a waterbrush and a regular brush on watercolor paper.  I only have the 12 marker set so I think you can see here you can really get a lot of different colors out of that 12 set.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Zig Clean Color Brush Markers

Hello Friends!  Wow its been awhile, hasn't it?!  It's finally summer!   My first year as a middle school teacher (after 17 years in Elementary) was so hard!  It was such a hectic, hard, and rewarding year.  I barely crafted at all!  I feel so out of practice right now!
I was chatting with my crafty friends and I heard about Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Well of course I couldn't ignore the siren call of new supplies.  I clicked on over to my trusty friend Amazon and bought some.  Of course then I needed a water brush, some bristol board, and some watercolor paper.  Next I watched a few You Tube videos where I was assured that this was the easiest thing evah!!!  I am calling BS on that.  And I know how to watercolor, like actually paint paintings, with real watercolor.  I've taken some pictures of work in process so you can see a few different things.  The finished card above was done on watercolor paper as were the baskets in the picture below.  If you are using watercolor paper the colors blend more effortlessly but if you get things too wet you will find your colors bleeding all over the place.
Watercolor zig clean color markers
The picture below is the pens used on PTI cardstock with a tiny bit of water applied with a brush. You can see that on this thick cardstock the colors do not blend as easily.  Also too much water will shred the cardstock.
Watercolor zig clean color markers
The picture below shows the pens on Bristol paper.  Its smooth like cardstock but not as thick.  The colors blend very easily especially without water.  However, the paper will also stand some water to be used with blending.
Watercolor zig clean color markers
This final picture is hand drawn art (Please forgive my horrid lettering!) on PTI white.  I used the pens and a bit of water.  I am really sorry I didn't just stick to copics here but I thought you might like to see one more example.
Hand drawn. Zig clean color