Monday, July 31, 2017

zigs clean color and bristol smooth

I'm a believer!

You may remember this post where I grieved about watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Brush pens. My results always seemed so heavy handed. I know many of you scribble the Zigs onto an acrylic block and pick the color up to paint with. But I wanted to make the pen to paper thing work, ya know? Eliminate a step.

This Bristol paper is the answer. Its smooth nature makes moving and blending the color with a water brush pretty darn easy.

Here's my first example. I couldn't resist pulling out the pink and yellow to color this STAMPlorations In Bloom Plumeria when I googled and found this photo.

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Added a light and sweet sentiment from Avery Elle Oh Happy Day and voila!

Tomorrow I'll share my second card from this crafting session. Have a good day!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful Maria! I always do the scribble on acrylic block thing. Should try this Bristol paper. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow ... so striking, Maria ... and beautiful, the blending of the watercolour is wonderful! Been musing on Bristol paper too ... thanks for the rousing recommendation! Hugs, Anita :)

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  3. Maria, this is GORGEOUS! I'm glad that you found the right paper and that you shared that information with us! I have ZIGS I need to learn how to use, also! Hugs!!

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  4. Great tip for all of us, Maria! You certainly did a brilliant plumeria painting!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Fab result! I need to try out Bristol board.

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