Friday, March 30, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101- Watercoloring with Distress Markers

This technique involved using the Distress Markers.  I had to borrow the markers since I didn't have a set of my own yet.  Good thing Brandy is so generous (and such a great friend).  She generously shared them and I tried (oh how I tried) to watercolor and blend. 

This example is my first pathetic attempt.  I am thinking the green ladybug isn't horrible, but the others might be.  You can also see where I used the red to "alter" the green marker and the evidence of the marker's ability to "self-clean" is demonstrated.  I just dipped the tip of the peeled paint marker into the fire brick red scribbled onto my craft sheet and the result was a deeper, more olive green.  As I scribbled across the page you can see how the red comes out and the marker returns to a peeled paint color.

More sunflowers, these maybe are a little more blended proving that practice does help even though they are still proof that I'm not a colorer.  Maybe part of the problem is that I don't have a specific inspired project or idea.  This is a technique to file away and pull out for just the right occassion. 



1 comment:

  1. Oh, I would say practice does make perfect! Your sunflower on the left, in the bottom picture, definitely has the right depth and blending... is beautiful! Great job!


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