Lydia’s Crafty Corner- 3 Ways With Watercolor Brush Markers

by Lydia Evans

Hello everyone. Happy Friday! Lydia here. Today I'll be sharing a card that uses our watercolor brush markers, in three different ways.

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I started by stamping the curved image from Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil into place onto a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of watercolor cardstock. I used Embossing Ink to stamp the image and heat embossed using Pure White Embossing Powder. Once this was done I colored directly to the paper using Watercolor Brush Markers. They are so easy to use directly to paper and blend seamlessly. For the flowers I used Citrus Burst, Sunkissed and Orange Cream Watercolor Brush Markers. The berries were colored using Purple Wine Brush Marker. The leaves I used Moss and Lime Watercolor Brush Markers. For the small flowers, Mountain Mist and Lagoon Watercolor Brush Markers were used for the petals, for the centers of these I touched the brush of Citrus Burst to Orange Cream , that way I could create a blended look with just one marker- I love to do this and it doesn't harm the Brush Markers in any way.

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Once I had finished the coloring I went around the outside edge of the images using Desert Night Watercolor Brush Marker. This helps the image pop. To add a little softness to this I pulled out this color a little using a wet paint brush. This is one of my favorite techniques when using these pens.

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The sentiment is from Floral Garden Stamp Set and I simply heat embossed this in white onto Jet Black Cardstock.

To see how this card came together please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Yvonne Boucher August 21, 2020 - 11:13 AM

Lydia your card is lovely! I love the Paint-a-Flower stamps. Also love your framed the flowers with the Desert Nights watercolor!

Karen Bradsher August 21, 2020 - 11:44 AM

Love all the ideas I get on the blog

Marcia Diane Lindall August 21, 2020 - 11:52 AM

I would have NEVER thought of using the blue around the image. Boy, that really gives a nice finish to yhe image!! Really brings out the yellow of the daffodils. Very lovely card indeed!!!

Ruth Gauss August 21, 2020 - 11:59 AM

Such a beautiful card! I love the colors you chose and the deep intensity of them! Thanks so much for sharing

Rachel Griffin August 21, 2020 - 12:02 PM

I love the look of this card. Two thumbs up! Bravo!

kjwinston August 21, 2020 - 12:48 PM

Does anyone see the video? This is so gorgeous!

Libby August 21, 2020 - 1:20 PM

I love the tip to outline and think it makes such a difference. Your card is just beautiful!

Tara Prince August 21, 2020 - 3:20 PM

so very pretty

Rosemarie Donlin August 21, 2020 - 5:54 PM

The darker blue background is a brilliant touch.

Linda BL August 22, 2020 - 9:35 AM

Beautiful daffodil wreath! The Desert Night water Brush marker really sets it off nicely.
I just listened to the newest episode of the Altenew podcast— very much enjoyed your chat with Jen Raza.

Connie Griffin August 23, 2020 - 10:17 PM

Gorgeous coloring, so neat to see it all come together!


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