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!
Thanks for stopping by
Love the finished card Ginny - you really have a great water colour look going there.
I sympathize with your hand issues - I have just had a carpel tunnel release, but have arthritis in the base of my R thumb which can be a pain!
Mm , dear Ginny, i can agree re the hand issues but thankfully the LORD enables, don't have the mega mount though... However verbally can get around it.
Love your finished card, beautiful work, Shaz in oz.x
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