Posts Tagged ‘Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens’

Wishes

Friday, September 18th, 2020

Hello all. Kia here with you today to share my card made for the 30 Day Random Acts of Cardness challenge. Today it is day 18, time for foil.

Brush Stroke Foiling is the full name. There are several ways to do this technique, but for my card I used my fingers, no machines destroyed in the making this card!

I am using Arches watercolour paper for my project today, along with a die from Impression Obsession which I happen to have the coordinating stamp for. You don’t need to have the stamp to do this card, having the die works just fine, as you can see from the die cut I have done.

I started by colouring the stamp with the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens in Fresh Green and Azure Blue, and spritzing with water before stamping. When doing the die leaves, I spritzed with more water to get the colours to blend.

I then die cut two of the sentiments dies from the Arches paper and painted one with the Fresh Green, setting it aside to dry along with the leaves die.

In the meantime using the Gansai Tambi Pearl watercolour set I did splatters with the green, blue and gold paints on my card base.

Using an old paint brush I applied the Mono glue to the leaves die working from the bottom up and making sure I was making lines with the glue. I then laid the deco foil gold side up over the die and rubbed where I had the glue with my forefinger, then peeling the foil away from the leaves. I did the same with the wishes die, except I used my finger to apply the glue in random areas, then burnished.

I cut up some foam squares and added them to the back of the leaves to attach to the card base, doing the same with the sentiment die. I then added some gems to finish my card.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card and wish to thank you for visiting us here at Scrap’n Stamp.

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Watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Hey crafty friends! Chala here and today I am sharing a super quick and beginner friendly card using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

If you are just starting out I recommend the set of 24 which give you a great selection of colours at a fair price point.

Getting started:

For today’s card I pulled out the Birth-yay stamp set from MFT. I stamped it with VersaClair Nocturne Ink onto some Canson Cold pressed water colour paper cut down to 4″ x 9″.

The Technique:

I am using a wet on dry technique. Start colouring with your lightest colour. You can then go back after to add a darker shadow or shading. It is always easier to cover lighter colours then try to mute darker ones!

Take time to swatch your mediums so that you have a better idea of what colours you would like to use. You can see I did not do this in the video…but decided to take time to do it once I was done. This will make colouring on future projects much easier and quicker!

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Set of 48 colour swatch

Once I achieve the shading I like I will go back over with my darker colour and use my Aqua Flow waterbrush to pull the colour out.

To avoid getting a “muddy” look with the watercolours (and because I am impatient) use your heat tool to dry the image in between.

A few of my thoughts:

The Zig Real Brush markers are very user friendly. I shared with you in a previous post my experience with Nuvo Aqua Flow Brush Pens and to me they are night and day. I love both for very different reasons. In my opinion, I found the Nuvo Aqua Flow Brush Pens to be very juicy and heavy pigmented.

You may find as a beginner to watercoloring that the Zig Real Brush markers give you a bit more control and are more forgiving. The look is more translucent and in keeping with a more “traditional” watercolour look.

To create the blue wash background I scribbled the Zig Real Brush marker onto my Tim Holtz Glass media mat. Then I picked up the colour with the Aqua Flow water brush and applied it direct to the watercolour paper.

Finishing Touches:

Once the image was dry, I trimmed down the panel and matted it onto some Lawn Fawn Black Licorice carstock and adhered that to the card base. My card base measured 9″ x 8″ and was scored it at 4″ creating a unique business envelope sized card.

I stamped the coordinating sentiments from the Birth-yay stamp set onto Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock. Then using Versamark ink I heat embossed with white embossing power.

By using foam squares to pop the sentiment strips up I add a nice layer of dimension and interest to the project.

I added some highlights to the card with a white gel pen. and stamped a few images onto the envelope itself and coloured them with Copic Markers.

I was so excited to send this card in the mail I forgot to take nice close up pictures of the finished product. 🤦🏻‍♀️ So I apologize for the grainy look of this photo.

The Video:

Remember you can watch the video of how I painted and put this card together by clicking below.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

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~ Chala
"Crafting Through the Chaos of Life"

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Concord and 9th Songbird – watercoloured

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Hi stamping friends and welcome back. It’s Sandi MacIver here and today my share is using Concord and 9th Songbird – water coloured with the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens.

Concord and 9th Songbird watercoloured

This lovely Songbird from Concord and 9th is perfect for so many occasions:

Concord and 9th Songbird stamp set

It has the beautiful main image, a lovely selection of sentiments and then add on pieces depending on the season you are creating. Spring flowers and leaves, berries and pine cones for winter/Christmas and the larger leaves that I used today for fall. Simply use your stamp positioning tool to add the elements you want.

Concord and 9th Songbird watercoloured

In today’s Video I walk you through the many ways I like to watercolour with the Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens: Direct to paper, blended out with a water brush, diluted on an acrylic block and blended together direct from the pen. I splatter with them too. So versatile, they should be a staple in every craft room.

Here’s today’s video, you can watch it here, or in HD over on my YOUTUBE channel.

Ok, that’s it for me today, I hope you enjoyed my share. Watercolour is our challenge for the month, so create a card and load it to the Scrap N’ Stamp Facebook Challenge Page for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate.

Listed below are the supplies I used for today’s project. Until next time, Happy Stamping and thanks so much for stopping in.