Monday, August 17, 2015

Brush markers and Peerless watercolors

I had a little fun this weekend playing with watercolors - I thought it would be fun to stretch the color range of my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and Akashiya Sai markers by using them to pick up color from my Peerless palette. The Zig markers are a real brush marker (bristles, not felt tip), so they're the perfect format for this type of palette blending.

I started by stamping the orchid image onto a 4" white matboard Art Square from Inchie Arts. For each background section, I picked up some light blue ink with the tip of a light green marker, and blended out the color. I love the dimension that adds to an otherwise 'flat' line image.

On the flowers, I used the light peach Sai marker with water to create a solid base layer of color. To add shading, I used the same peach marker to pick up rose and purple inks, layering colors until I got the look I wanted. The ink flowing through the pen created a nice blend with the added color.

Here's a closer look at the flowers (you can click on the photo for a larger view).  Stamps I used (all dkdesigns from Impression Obsession): Stained Glass Orchid, Live Life, CAC Starburst

Have a wonderful week!

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  1. Oh My, how lovely...I have NOT been happy in trying to blend with my SAI markers. I was going to try adding detail with watercolor pencils, but NOW I will definitely give my Peerless a try with the SAI markers! Thank you Dina!!!! kAppreciate the insight!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  2. Good thinking Dina! You've made that stamped flower come right to life! Lovely!

  3. Your card is really beautiful Dina. (I'd love to have those brush markers!)