Hey, friends! Thanks for hopping along with us to celebrate all the gorgeous Jane Davenport goodies available over at Spellbinders! Today, I’m playing with Jane’s Mermaid Markers. These markers are a watercolor marker filled with lovely ink colors. I’m using these markers with some glimmered images to create fun slimline cards AND a few bookmarks!
These Mermaid Markers have a soft brush tip, so you can use them to apply color directly onto your paper, or you can drop color onto a palette and then use a waterbrush or paintbrush to apply to your paper. They’re very versatile and can be blended together and even used to splatter!
Watercolor Over Foil
Like I mentioned, I decided to watercolor over some foiled images. I used the Glimmering Peony glimmer plate to foil some gorgeous blooms onto Bristol Smooth Paper. Not only does Bristol paper work well with foiling because it is so smooth, but the watercolor from the markers move around the paper better when used with a water brush. This paper gave me best results for these projects today!
After I had my flowers watercolored, I actually cut them down to a slimline card size. This left me with a few strips of cardstock with portions of the flower glimmered and colored onto. I hated the thought of these going to waste, so I added some bakers twine to the top to turn them into bookmarks!
Spellbinders has a lovely stamp set full of quotes about flowers. I found a few quotes that worked well on these bookmarks and stamped them on using black ink.
I added these watercolored panels onto a slimline card base with foam adhesive after I glimmered some stripes and polka dots onto the background using black foil. The black really makes the watercolors pop! The sentiments are also glimmered and die cut before adhering with liquid glue.
Watercoloring with these Mermaid Markers was so fun and relaxing! I added color to the glimmered image and then spread that color out using a water brush. You really dont need to add much color at a time- these markers are so vibrant that a little color goes a long way!
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