Jane Davenport BLOG HOP + Watercoloring with Mermaid Markers

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!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope this gives you a little watercolor inspiration. Please continue hopping by following the list below:

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Jennifer Snyder

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Deborah Jenkins

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Rosemary Dennis

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Jennifer Kotas

Natasha Vacca

Norine Borys


To celebrate this event, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 4th 11:59 pm EDT. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post the following Wednesday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

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52 Comments Add yours

  1. COURTNEY C says:

    Love the mermaid markers- they are so versatile!


  2. nrobinson66 says:

    WOW! This is just gorgeous!!


  3. Karen Schroeder says:

    Absolutely gorgeous creations!


  4. Nina C Houghton says:

    I am impressed with the way you managed to make one flower look so different with different treatments. Beautiful!


  5. purejoy4ever says:

    Oh. My. Lord!!!!! You’ve taken my breath away!!!!! I swear. Such an answer to a silent heart prayer. I’ve wanted to dive even deeper and try die cuts and create art JUST LIKE YOURS!!!!! Thank you SOOOO much for sharing your talent and gift with us and letting us know exactly what you used to do so. Took the fear out of it for me.


  6. Kat says:

    Your tags are gorgeous the vibrant colors just make you happy!!!


  7. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Your coloring looks gorgeous. I love the shading


  8. Judy Samson says:

    I absolutely love your color choice on all your card’s and book marks. The placement of black really makes your colors pop. I enjoy working on smaller spaces, I will have to give the slim cards a try. Thank you for sharing your lovely pieces.


  9. Heidi Mattessich says:

    Beautiful cards!!


  10. Mary Collier says:

    Those brush markers make coloring so easy. Love how they blend.


  11. I have had the Mermaid Markers since they first arrived here in Tucson. They sit on my desk within easy reach. i am glad that they are still available.


  12. Robin K Kepler says:

    Love the markers and your pretty cards!


  13. Donna de Gale-Kalloo says:

    Omg…I love them all!!!


  14. Orit Viderman says:

    Wow I love your work. It is so beautiful.


  15. Stunning colors and designs! I LOVE the black and white twine and edges!


  16. Ann says:

    Love the bright colors on your tags and slimline cards. They are definitely an eye catcher.


  17. Elena Krumholtz says:

    Your work is so vibrant and beautiful! Such skill!


  18. LoHa says:

    The bookmarks were a great idea. From the image and sentiments I thought that was a pre-planned project. What a great use of an almost leftover scrap!!


  19. Rebecca says:



  20. Lindar C says:

    Beautiful cards, the Mermaid Markers look amazing!


  21. Linda BL says:

    Fabulous bookmarks! Colors are amazing!


  22. The peonies are just beautiful! And the book markers are just brilliant. I’d say job well done! Aren’t the water color markers fun?


  23. Natalie says:

    I cannot get over the color these markers provide! Such popping brilliance! I must get my hands on some of them.


  24. Donna Walls says:

    Lovely cards and bookmarks; great way to use leftovers instead of tossing in the bin. The markers look scrummy!


  25. Michelle says:

    These are so pretty


  26. Debbie J. says:

    Loving your cards!


  27. Marisela Delgado says:

    What gorgeous cards!


  28. karenladd says:

    These are just exquisite and I love the slimline designs.


  29. Cici says:

    Good use of cut off pieces. I like your color choice. So bright and lovely.


  30. Irma says:

    Thank you for the inspiration! I really loved the vibrant colors but I felt your bookmarks were super cute and really thought that they were stars on their own!


  31. Ooooooo……..what bright makes! Well done!


  32. nancy f says:

    Love the markers – great cards!


  33. Teri Smith says:

    I love the look of these watercolour pens ofJane’s. The way they flow & mingle gives your bookmarks & cards a fabulous look. Plus, the colours stay colourful!


  34. Such beautiful cards! The colors really are so vibrant!


  35. cspect says:

    Beautiful summer colors – hot pink and yellow


  36. Kathy says:

    These are gorgeous! And I love using the “scraps” for those beautiful bookmarks.


  37. Tami R says:

    Beautiful use of the mermaid markers!!


  38. Ana G says:

    Those colors are beautiful! Bright and vivid! Beautiful cards!


  39. Just gorgeous! I love the wonderful colours on these gorgeosu flowers!Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂


  40. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! Gorgeous projects and beautiful coloring!


  41. Gorgeous tags and cards, lovely coloring !!


  42. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous cards and bookmarks! I love the beautiful floral designs and the awesome color combos you used!


  43. Tonya I says:

    Love the vibrant and soft colors you were able to achieve with Mermaid Markers


  44. Scraporcraft says:

    Great look at the markers. I like the tags and the card color combination.


  45. Andre M. says:

    Beautifully coloured tags and cards, they are so bright and lovely.


  46. fondarush says:

    Your slimline cards and book marks are gorgeous!


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