Video: Tulip Watercoloring with Zig Markers

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Hello and welcome back for another video! Today, I watercolored our lovely Lucky Tulip with some zig markers.

First, I gold glitter heat embossed the tulip onto a 4 1/2 inch x 6 inch watercolor panel.  I had a 9×12 inch watercolor paper pad and just cut the sheet in half horizontally and vertically for four panels.

Next I watercolored the petals of my tulip with No. 21 (Light Carmine), No. 27 (Dark Pink) and No 82 (Purple).  I layered each color over each other.  This is my favorite painting technique to use with my zig markers!  For the stem and leaves, I used No 41 (Light Green), No. 45 (Pale Green) and No 44 (Deep Green).  After the tulip was finished, I painted a black glow around the flower for a dramatic effect with my No. 10 Black zig marker.

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Then I took the same black marker and created a background wash on the bottom right corner of my panel.  This will serve as my backdrop for my sentiment.  I used the Happy Retirement sentiment from the same Lucky Tulip set and heat embossed that with the same gold glitter embossing powder that I used on the floral.  Before I put my embossing powder away, I heat embossed our Haute Stripes onto a side folding black A2 card base.

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Next I die cut the watercolor panel with the second largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangle dies. I used the same die to cut out a rectangular panel from black cardstock.  I adhered the black panel first onto my base.  Then I adhered my watercolored panel over the black panel making sure to offset each layer for an asymmetrical look.  To finish off the card, I adhered some Sittin Pretty Pink (8 and 5mm) and iridescent Fairy Pink sequins (6 and 4mm).

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s project and video!



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