Friday, April 5, 2019

Rediscovering Zig Cleancolor Watercolor Brush Pens

Welcome back to Magenta Super Saturday.  You can also see my card from today’s post on the Magenta blog here.  

I love my Zig Cleancolor Watercolor brush pens however I admit that I struggle with getting the shading that I want.  Recently I saw a post by Kelly Latevola that inspired me to try her technique for shading and I was so happy with the results.  You can see her blogpost here.
To create this card, I stamped the 3 Poinsettias – 3 Flowers stamp on a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock with Gina Kay Amalgam ink.  

I used Kelly’s technique to color the image with my Zig brush pens.  I applied a Sugar Almond Pink from the middle of the petal to the outer end.

Next I used a darker color on very end of the petal.  I used a different dark pink on each of the flowers – Peach Pink, Pink or Dark Pink.  I applied a very small amount of water with a fine point brush in the center and pulled it toward the color – instant blending!  
I had some help with this card.  My sweet boy Angus likes to keep me company.  
I used the same process for the other flowers.  Where petals overlapped, I waited for the intersecting piece to dry before painting the other petal to avoid any color bleeding.  I used May Green on the tendrils and the dots around the flowers and Red on the very center of the flower.
After the flowers were dry, I made a mask from the stamp and placed it over the colored image.  Next, I splattered gold paint over the open areas.  I stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner with VersaFine Black Onyx ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I cut the image down, adhered it to a piece of light green cardstock, then adhered it to a white A2 card.

I hope you give this technique for the Zig markers a try.  Thanks for visiting my blog today!

02.318.Q 3 Poinsettias - 3 Flowers

Other Products Used:

Zig Cleancolor Waterbrush Pens
Gina Kay Amalgam Ink
VersaFine Black Onyx Ink