Tuesday, October 29, 2019

No Line Coloring with Zig Markers - Simon Says Stamp Candy Cane Background

 Good moring! I'm back this morning to share another card using a gorgeous background from the Fabulous NEW Cheer and Joy Release from Simon Says Stamp, paired up with a sentiment from an older stamp set. The new Candy Cane Background stamp was so fun, I thought it would be a treat to try my hand at some no line watercoloring with a different medium than I've used before - Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers - and it is such a bold and unique look!

I started off by stamping the background on Arches Watercolor paper with my MISTI using Antique Linen Distress Ink. I then started slowly coloring in the image bit by bit...this definitely took a while, but I think it was so worth it! This was the first time I used my Zig markers without any water to blend - just leaving the colors nice and rich and bold.

Once I finished that, I trimmed the panel down to the size of an A2 cardfront. I heat embossed a sentiment from Christmas Essentials Stamp Set in gold on a strip of vellum, and wrapped it around the panel, before adhering the entire panel to a white cardbase.

Finished off with a few Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Jewels to bring in a bit more sparkle!

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  1. I’m too controlling to do no line coloring, everything just looks like a mess to me 🙈

  2. Love the vibrant colors, and that stamp is perfect for practicing shading! I need to break out the Zigs I got for Christmas a year ago, and practice with them.