Zig Colouring – Watercolour / Embossed Card

Hello everyone!  I can’t quite believe that it’s nearly half way through September, so I wanted to share with you a card I made that is bright and cheerful, bringing some of the summertime back!  It was a really quick card to make, I decided to use my Kuretake Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens on this card as they are a fab water-based marker, ideal for this watercolour embossed technique.  Everytime I mention Zig that Spice Girls song ‘Wannabe’ comes into my head, Zig a Zig ah…..lol!!!

First I trimmed down my watercolour paper to 17.2cm x 12cm and to prep for heat embossing I gave the paper a good rub with my Stampin’ Up Embossing Buddy.  Next I decided on the stamp I was going to use, I chose a beautiful dandelion stamp from Woodware Mini Flowers and using my Versamark Ink I randomly stamped the flower several times over the watercolour paper then sprinkled over my white embossing powder.  Taking my heat tool I heat embossed the flowers, its quite hard to see the flowers at this stage, but its a great technique with watercolour as it stops the markers/paint bleeding out too much.  This is the exciting part, adding colour!  Using my Zigs (there goes that song again!!) I added colour to the middle of the flower then using my Pental Aqua brush pen (its a clear brush pen that you put water into the barrel – can be used instead of paintbrush and water) I brushed the colour out towards the edge of each flower.  Wait until it dries then go back in with more colour in the middle to add a bit of depth to flower.  The colours I used here were Cobalt Blue (031), Yellow (050), Light Carmine (021), Light Green (041), Turquoise Green (042) and Light Violet (081).  I would highly recommend these Zig brush pens, the colours are so vibrant and so easy to use, you can colour without using water if you wanted.

To finish off I added a touch of Kuretake Wink of Stella to each flower to give a bit of sparkle and I popped some coloured stickers onto some of flowers.  Now it was time to add the sentiment, I took a strip of vellum and wrapped around card and stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up Happy Scenes onto a piece of the yellow card that I was using for the card base.  Next I adhered my watercolour piece onto a 5 x 7 card base with some foam tape.  I thought yellow was the perfect colour and there you have it, I did say it was bright and cheery!  Hope its brightened up your day!

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Hugs,

Karen x

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