On the first day, Jennifer McGuire explored the world of watercolor markers. She used watercolor markers to color in an image she had stamped and heat embossed. Then created a background for her image with the markers as well. The card below was my attempt at this technique. Which I might add, I enjoyed and will be trying again.
This stamp is a wood mounted stamp from Hero Arts. I have always loved it and don't use it near enough. It's a little larger than some, so I went with a 6x6 card for this one. The embossing powder is Liquid Platinum from Ranger. It, too, is one of my favorites. I used my Zig Clear Color Real Brush markers to color it in. I put it right on the paper and then used a waterbrush to spread the color. With these markers, a little goes a long way. The colors are vibrant. I only used three colors. For the background, I scribbled the colors onto an acrylic block, diluted with water, and then added to my paper. It's much more subtle and a little bit hard to see in the picture. But it's there! I kept it simple with no embellishments to really make my butterfly pop. I am definitely going to have to try more with this butterfly.
I'm going to post this one in a couple of challenges which I will list below. That's it for me today. I'm off to be domesticated and do other boring things that don't include coloring :( Thanks for stopping by!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - No designer papers
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Anything goes #280
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes #52
Cute Card Thursday - Things with Wings #392
Not Just Cards - Anything goes #24
Create and Inspire Challenge - Anything Goes #30
Stamps - Hero Arts Butterfly; CTMH - A Friend Like You
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper; Strathmore 140# cold press; cardstock from stash
Markers - Zig Clean Color Real Brush - Blue, Cobalt Blue, Light Violet
Other - Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, fun foam, adhesives