Wednesday, August 19, 2009

One part Water, One part Color

Welcome to Week Two of the August Edition of Creative Belli Challenge!

Lately, everyone seems to be jumping onto the Copics boat. Alcoholism is on the rise!

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Seriously, with so much focus on Copic and similar markers, it's refreshing to step back and play with water and color. I used Stampin' Up markers to create this cute project. How? Here's a walk-through.

Start with good quality watercolor paper (cheap, you can get it at most craft supply stores, or through your SU! pusher - I mean dealer!). Stamp it with a non-water reactive ink. I used StazOn black, and embossed it with clear embossing powder because I like the shine.

Spritz your paper with water until water puddles. Then quickly touch your markers to the pooled water in the area you want colored. The paper will do the rest, acting like a sponge to suck the color into its pores. Repeat until you are satisfied. You can let it dry and repeat if the color is too pastel for your liking.

So - now you know one more way to use those basic water-based markers. For a fun variation - try this same technique with your water-based reinkers. Ranger Ink distressing inks are water reactive, so play with those too! Have FUN!

Ta for now, ~ky


  1. Thanks for the info. It's a beautiful card!

  2. This is sooo pretty! Love the purple! Sounds like an interesting technique. I'll have to try it soon.

  3. What beautiful coloring!! I love the popped butterfly! Thanks for contributing to the Belli Challenge!

  4. Gorgeous card!! I'll have to try that technique....once I clean off my stamp table that is so I can DO some techniques!!! LOL

  5. Beautiful Card, Kyra. Love the colors and your coloring is gorgeous.. It was so fun having you as a Guest DT on the Creative Belli Challenge. :o)

  6. Hello Ky and bunny!

    How are you doing? I think is such a lovely... I like the rinestone and colors of the card!

  7. Beautiful card! Love the color combination also :)


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