The Greeting Farm : A masking tutorial and some watercolouring with ZIG markers

Hello everyone!

I created this tutorial for my local scrapbooking store (Ah!La Carte) and thought I could translate it for you guys. Happy, huh? Here's the one-layer card I did to illustrate my masking tutorial and some watercolouring featuring the Zig Color Clean Brushes. I used the "Your Wings" stamp set from The Greeting Farm to create the scene.

Other supplies used:  Basic Stitched Flags die set from LDRS Creative, Versamark ink, Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder from Wow!, Ranger brushes.

First, start by choosing the image you'd like to see as forefront and stamp it on your colouring paper (mine is 140 lbs, Hot Pressed, from Arches). Next, stamp it a second time on a piece of stamping mask paper. I used this one from Inkadinkado:

Put your mask on your stamped image and stamp a second image over it here and there, while being careful not to overlap anything.

Next, create another mask with the cloud stamp.

Once your mask is ready, just put it on the selected images and fill the sky up to your heart's desire!

Small tip : Try putting back your mask on your stamp set; that way, you won't lose them, and can reuse over and over again!

Wanna give a try to watercolouring with Zig markers? Here's how! 
  • Add a splash of colour with your marker
  • Add water to a round brush and slightly move the colour towards the center, creating a midtone
  • Dry your brush on some towel to remove any colour
  • Add more water from the midtone you just created
N.B. Make sure to let everything dry between changing colours. If you're scared of mixing/reactivating them with water, try embossing them on your panel instead of simply stamping them with regular ink.

    The colours that I used : Light Carmine, Pink, Cobalt Blue, Light Green, Light Gray from the 48 units set

    And the final result, I hope you like it :):

    I am also entering this card in the Friendship challenge over on the TGF blog, come join us!

    1 commentaire :

    Rachel Parys a dit...

    Loooove this cloudy background!!! What a great idea! Thanks for joining us at TGF!