Hello everyone! Catherine here and I’m back for another Friday of crafting fun. Today I want to share my go-to paper-crafting technique with you and how you can achieve beautiful results using easy watercoloring techniques.
I know that not everyone wants or can afford to invest in a nice watercolor palette and fill it with expensive paints, but I’m guessing many of you have water-based brush tip markers. My marker of choice is the Tombow Dual Tip Brush Marker. They have pretty much every color under the sun, are VERY affordable so you can start with the basics and add on as you fall in love, they last forever and you can use them in a lot of different ways.
For this project, I brushed a wash of watered down red acrylic paint over the surface of my blank watercolor card. The acrylic paint dries permanent and doesn’t interact with the marker color when I paint over the top of it. I also used a stamp positioner to stamp the frame in the center of the card.
One of the best tips I tell students is remember that it is water WITH color so in order to get those lovely washes of color on your paper you need plenty of water to be able to move the color around. Plus, it’s much easier to ADD more color if you want a brighter, darker or shadowed look than it is to take the color away.
THANK you so much for joining me today; have a wonderful weekend!
Supplies: 140 lb. 5 x 7-inch blank watercolor card from Strathmore Artist Papers; Elegant Flower Frame stamp from Art Gone Wild!; Archival jet black ink pad from Ranger Industries Inc.; Dual Tip Brush Markers from Tombow USA; PITT Artist fine-tip pen from Faber-Castell; Gelly Roll Moonlight orange gel pen from Sakura of America; waterbrush from Kuretake ZIG; MISTI stamp positioning tool from My Sweet Petunia.