Easy Watercoloring with ZIG Clean Color Real Markers

Happy Friday, friends! On Wednesday I shared a watercolored flower card in honor of The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release. At the time when I made this card, I was feeling sick and couldn’t do a video. However, I’m feeling much better so I made another watercolored flower card. This time with a video. ❤ Especially for you!

In this video, I’m showing you how to do easy watercoloring with ZIG Clean Color Real Markers. I only used one marker for each shade and a water brush. If I can do this, YOU can do it, too! 😀

I used the beautiful Peony Garden Cling Background stamp from The Ton. I heat embossed the design with WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder. Think of all the other embossing powders you could use. The possibilities are endless.

Easy Watercoloring with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers

To do this easy and fast watercoloring, I recommend using a good watercolor paper. I always use the Canson XL Watercolor paper. It’s very heavy weight (140lb) and can handle a lot of water. These ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers are perfect for fast watercoloring since you only need to use one color for each shade. For this card I used Yellow, Light Carmine and Light Green.

First I laid down some color to the flowers. I usually apply the color to the top or bottom edges of the design. Then I used a Pentel Aquash Brush to blend out the colors. Any water or paintbrush will work, though! Next, I went back in with the same marker to add a little bit of extra shading here and there. Finally I did some more blending to remove any harsh lines and create a nice and smooth gradient. Easy!

Easy Watercoloring with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Once the watercolor piece was dry, I die cut a sentiment from the Bold General Greeting Word Plate set from The Ton. I adhered some gold glitter card stock to the back of that paper and put everything together. Quick and easy just like the watercoloring. In total this card took me about 30 minutes to make. Pretty quick, right? 😊

That’s it for now. Make sure to leave a comment if you have any questions. Big hugs. 💌


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  1. Your card is gorgeous ! I love the colors contrasting with the gold embossing. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Glad your feeling better. I’ve come down with my first cold in forever and can’t imagine having to voice over a video today with my horrible throat!! Your card is just beautiful and you blend so well with the pens. I have trouble with them sometimes as I find that I colour a little bit with them but when I go to blend it out with a waterbrush its like they have already dried in place. It could be the watercolour CS I use so will keep practising to be able to paint like this!!

    1. Author

      Thank you, Shona. 💛 Colds are the worst. I hope you feel better soon. Big hugs.

  3. This is stunning Laura, i just love the bold colours and all the gold 🙂 Glad you’re feeling better!!
    Off to watch the video now!

    1. Author

      That is great news, Janet! 💛 Thanks for the sweet comment. Big hugs.

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