Right off the bat I have to say I love these markers, this was really no muss no fuss and I liked the results right off the bat! So I'll show you my very first attempt at using them:
I had a couple of other new things to try and I will give you my honest opinion about these too:
I have a new Wisteria Stamp from the Art cure line at Crafters companion and I thought I would use this pretty out line stamp to try this. It is very detailed and finely cut.
I used the Waterproof Archival ink on watercolor paper.
I also wanted to try the Crafters' Companion Clear mount block.
The Block held the stamp nicely, however I couldn't hold the block easily
I got a good impression first time, but then it slipped out of my hand and made it unusable
Second try I held onto it, but couldn't get enough pressure for a good impression:
Two more tries and my hand hurt. I have a problem similar to carpel tunnel syndrome and hand things I have to be careful about.
Next I went to old faithful, my Mega Mount!
I also cut a wee but of the rubber away to prevent another smudge
The impression wasn't perfect but then for watercoloring it didn't need to be
I added color to leaves and stems using both ends of the marker
Simply added a few shades of purples pointillism style
I simply went over the image with my water pen and blended color, in a very random way, this gave it a very painterly look
I pulled a tiny bit of color from the marker nib and applied that to areas I thought need a touch more depth.
Used a brown brush nib on a sentiment stamp
This took about 5 minutes
Here is my finished card - my first attempt with the Aqua Markers
I really like it and I think it came out great for a first try!
Tomorrow I have another technique to feature a A Word Art Wednesday Card!
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