Video: Watercolor 2 Ways: Zig Clean Color Markers and Distress Inks

Recently, I discovered some watercolor markers that so far, I've been loving - they're called Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Today, I show you a quick look at these markers. I just have the basic set of 12 colors, and I think it's a great set to have. The colors are really bright and blend so well together.

I used these markers to color in the bird and trees in the scene in my card - you can see how vibrant the colors are, and the brush tip makes it easy to color in the tiny details. I used images from the Branching Out stamp set, and created a sentiment using the Alphabet Soup set.

Then for the background, I decided to switch to a different way to watercolor - Distress Inks. I decided to use these because with the ink pads, it's easier to get a big area painted in. As I usually do for backgrounds, I wet the paper with water before bringing any color in, and that really helped the paints to blend together.

I love that soft yet distinct watercolor edge you get by painting in a vague area but not reaching to the edges of the paper!

To finish off, I added some clear star stickers to add some subtle dimension.

Here's the video to see how it's done!

I really love how this card came together, and if you love watercolor, you should definitely try out these two techniques!! It's easy to create a beautiful card with any stamps you have :)