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Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Quickest, Easiest Card Using Zig Markers

Hi Everybody,

Who wants to know how to make the quickest card ever but still look pretty and like you put some time into it?  ME!  I saw a video on how to use Zig Markers and water spritzed to get a beautiful card by Laurel Beard so I tried it and it works!  



I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen on the petals but you can't see much of it in this pic.


So all you do is stamp or emboss your image on the Bristol Smooth or Watercolor Paper.  This is the first time I've tried this and I used Bristol only because I already had an image stamped on it but next time I will try watercolor paper.  Next, you take a few Zig Markers and literally scribble over the different sections of your image and you can mix colors, it doesn't matter where you put the ink. 

When everything is covered on the embossed or stamped image, spritz heavily with water everywhere you have Zig Marker ink and then watch the beauty happen.  You can pick it up and let the ink roll around.  I even took some of the droplets that fell off the card and used a medium sized, flat paint brush and I put some of the ink back onto the card, just some of the background and some around the edges.  Then I let it dry.  You can heat set it as well.

The floral image is from Altenew called Persian Motifs.  I embossed these with Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder.  I love this color so much because it's softer than white.  The sentiment is from Concord & 9th called Hello Lovely.  I love the size and font of the word Lovely here.  I stamped that with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder.  I added a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish it off.

The bottom layer is an orchid color from Gina K Designs but it was a limited edition color a long time ago. I wish she would bring it back since purples are being used so much in watercolor, oxide inks, etc.   Since quite a bit of the bottom layer was showing I decided to go around the edges with Versamark ink and use clear embossing powder, I stamped one of the flowers from Persian Motif.  It's so pretty! It's subtle but adds a lot when you look at the entire card all together.  

So that's my easiest, quickest card ever.  I think I'll go through and make up a bunch of these to have on hand for cards.  I hope I inspired you to get your Zigs out and start scribbling!  :)  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Regina

9 comments:

Cheryl S. said...

Wow, Regina, this is beautiful. I will have to get out my Zigs and give this a try! Thanks.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful wash of color from this technique. I might have to give this a try. Your card is super gorgeous too!

Kathy Lund said...

Absolutely beautiful! I want to try this now! I don't have any Zig markers, and no $$ for them. Do you think this would work with another brand of waterbased marker (Tombow or LePlumeII)?

Regina Cooper said...

Hey Kathy, I'm thinking not because Zig are watercolor markers, but try it, I may be totally wrong. When you get a few $$ maybe buy a few Zigs and play with them and see what you think. You don't have to buy a huge set. I can tell you what colors for example that I used on this card or the other one and you can buy singles and start with something like that. Just a suggestion. :)

Janice Monforton said...

Beautiful!! Love it.

Lisa Miller said...

Can't wait to try this technique!!

Angie Fabing said...

How Beautiful!

Regina Cooper said...

Thank you SO much ladies! I would love to see it if you do this if you can remember, maybe tag me. You will love how easy it is.

Sok Sareth said...

Your website is really cool and this is a great inspiring article.


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