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Lovin' These Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers!

Posted by Joyce Rapezzi on

l am so glad I finally dipped into my stock of Zig's Clean Color Real Brush Markers!  They are absolutely the easiest way I've found to create watercolor looks.  Here are a few of the new cards I've made with them.  I hope they inspire you to try them out for yourself!

This is the easiest technique ever!  Scribble with 2 or 3 of the markers on watercolor paper, spritz with water, dry and die cut.  This is the done using Memory Box's new small and large Billow Flowers.

Here I just brushed the markers right on the Penny Black "Standing Ovation" stamp, spritz with a tiny bit of water and stamped.  You can't see the Stickles very well but it made me feel better to put a little more effort into this card!

These beautiful butterflies are from the Altenew Set "Bejeweled".  I stamped them with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  All that's left to do is brush some water onto the images then add just a tiny bit of the Sugared Almond Pink marker color.  The water moves the color just enough to soften the lines.  I decided to brush some of the same color over the "Just Because" sentiment and spread it with a damp brush.

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Last but not least, this card features one of my favorite new stamp sets from WPlus9, "Happy Birds".  Here  I stamped the birds with Tuxedo Black Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.  (Embossing helps hold the color in just the areas where you want it).  Put down a little water with a damp brush then drop in the marker color.  

So, I can't wait until the next bunch of new colors arrive!  There are about 80 in all and I should have about 50 or so by the end of the week.  (There are 28 on the website now plus 3 different sets of 4 and one set of 12.)  Of course, you can mix these together to make loads of other colors!

Two things to keep in mind - best to use watercolor paper when there's much water involved or your cardstock will pill.  Also, it's usually easiest to blend the colors if you put the water down first.  Other than that, go crazy!

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