Distress Marker Techniques For Quick Watercolor Images

By | 09/20/2018

I pulled out my Distress Markers today because I felt like doing a watercolor technique but I am crunched for time.  Work is crazy busy and I’m just exhausted at the end of the day.  I cherish whatever time I can squeeze in to be creative and crafty!

I pulled out Concord & 9th’s new Grateful for Everything stamp set.  It is just so pretty! I selected this one because I love the giant floral image with the grasses, leaves and flowers.  I also really like the sentiments.  I love when a designer mixed the fonts on the sentiments in a stamp set.  This is a perfect set!

Here is the card that I created:



Stamping Imperfection Distress Marker Watercolors with C9

I can promise you this took less than 30  minutes and it only took that long because I was making a video which you will find below!

Concord &9th hit it out of the park with this stunning floral image for fall.  I love that it had some grasses in it and the giant floral image just makes my soul sing.  And that grateful sentiment.  Wow!

This was so easy to do.  The MISTI makes this technique so quick.  I was able to place my image exactly where I wanted it flowing across the card.  Then I could add one or two colors using the direct marker to stamp technique, spritz it with water, stamp and move on to the next spot and the next color.  I was able to stamp over and over to get the image the way I wanted it.

Then I was able to do the same thing with the sentiment.  I love that I can stamp a sentiment multiple times and line it up perfectly ever time.  I think that crisp, perfectly stamped black image makes a huge difference on a card.  It just isn’t the same when you don’t get a good inking.

The secondary sentiment is heat embossing in white on black card stock popped up on foam tape.  The watercolor card piece is popped up on foam tape and attached to a craft card base.

I added some black watery spots with my Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and my #8 round paint brush.  The final touch is the Studio Katie Clear Bubbles.  I love this card.

You can see all the details in this video that I made just for you!



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Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you give this technique a try.  Any dye based markers will do!  Have a fantastic day!

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