(Coloured with Distress Markers)
Hi everyone. I got this beautiful poinsettia stamp just before Christmas. I had to have it after seeing these beautiful cards done by my friend Toni (Frankie Helps Craft).
I wanted to experiment with different markers on Mixed Media paper. Mixed Media takes water, but you use less than painting on watercolour paper. And it absorbs the colour slower, so you have more time to move it around.
All three have the image heat embossed in silver, and I only used a waterbrush with my markers to colour the images. So relaxing and fun to do.
I'm happy with how they all turned out and I would recommend using all three different markers (distress, zig, stampin'write) with Mixed media paper. They each have a little different look. The photo above shows the image using distress markers.
The second card (below) uses Zig Clean Color Brush markers. They work wonderfully with mixed media paper and the colours are vibrant. The only negative is the red colour that comes in the set of 48 markers. The red turns pink when is diluted with water... it has nothing to do with the mixed media paper, just the markers themselves. I wish their red marker was red. :) Of course, I could have mixed in some brown to try to get a red, but I just wanted to simplify my colouring this time. And I can always buy a different shade of red, but wanted to use just from my set of 48 I purchased.
(Coloured with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers)
The last card is done with stampin' write markers. They also worked really well on the mixed media paper.
(Coloured with stampin' write markers)
If you have a chance, try out some Mixed Media paper. It's fun to work with and is great for watercolouring and watercolouring techniques (remember to use less water). Just something different, and it's price point is in-between regular card stock and watercolour paper.
This is my first time inking up this beautiful stamp, so I'm entering Darnell's NBUS Challenge #6. I have LOTS more NBUS items in my studio, so hope to make a few more cards before the end of the challenge on Mar. 10th. Thanks for this wonderful challenge Dolly (aka Darnell) ... it really helps me to show some love to my neglected purchases. :)
Thanks for dropping by for a visit!
Stamps: Create a Poinsettia (Stampendous)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series)
Ink: Distress Markers (Ranger); Zig Clean Color Brush Markers (Kuretake); Stampin' Write Markers (Stampin' Up!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools: Silver embossing powder (Ranger); Heat tool; Waterbrush; Glossy accents for holly berries; clear glitter glue for mistletoe berries