Add a Splash of Watercolor!

 

Hey everyone!

Today’s Create With Me Monday post is all about the fabulous Letraset Aquamarkers that are new to the Flourishes store.  Have you seen them?  If you love to color, then let me assure you…you’re gonna want them!

Aquamarkers are a pigment-ink, water-based twin tip marker.  They have a fine nib on one end for detail work and a brush nib on the other end.  Because they are pigmented inks, they are vibrant, light-fast, and adic-free.  Yet you can watercolor with them because they are water-based.  To watercolor with them, you’ll either want to use a watercolor paintbrush, a water brush, or the Blender marker from Letraset.  Flourishes carries the Blender marker, and it is what I recommend using for the most controlled watercoloring (aka: less messy!).

PLEASE NOTE: If you use watercolor markers, you will need a permanent ink. I used Staz-On for my project but since this is a solvent based ink, it’s very, very important to clean your stamp immediately. Over time, solvent inks and solvent cleaners can break down and ruin the polymer on your stamps. You can also try Versafine or Brilliance inks as well — just heat set both before you start since they are both pigment instead of solvent based inks.

My first card was made using Flourishes Pears set.  I stamped the pears on watercolor paper using Staz-On ink.  Staz-on is the best ink to use with the Aquamarkers.  I used the following Aquamarkers on the image:
Cherry Blossom (blossoms)

 

My second card uses the Wild for Watermelon stamp set, and the following Aquamarkers:

 

Aquamarine (just a smidge in the sky)
Golden Brown (ground)
Celery, Fern Green, (watermelon rind)
Raspberry (watermelon flesh)
My final card uses the Lenten Rose stamp set, and the following Aquamarkers:
Now, you’ll want to check out the video at the bottom of this post for more details.
Have a terrific day, friends!

Happy coloring!

~Cindy

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  1. Fabulous tutorial Cindy with gorgeous results!!! I plan to break my markers in REAL SOON thanks to you! :-)

  2. Great job, again, Cindy! I put a link to your great post from http://www.facebook.com/NEPaperCrafts – I think your New England crafting neighbors will really enjoy your work! Laurel Lee

  3. Kary says:

    Your colouring looks amazing with these markers!! And, your cards are beautiful!! Thanks for the video tutorial. Would be fun to try these markers.

  4. Amanda H says:

    Cindy, this is a Great tutorial! I was holding out since I have Copics and Tombows, but your tutorial only made me want the Aquamarkers even more! :) Thank you for the informative tutorial, now I kinda know what to expect when I get mine :)

    ~ Amanda

  5. Sasha says:

    Thank you for a wonderful tutorial, Cindy. I have two un-opened packs of Aqua Markers. I am now going to have a play with them :)

  6. Susan says:

    Can they be used on fabric?



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