Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Flamingos stamp set, Watercolor with Zig Pens Tutorial, thinking of you card, flamingo card

Hey Everyone, Today I have a fun and simple card and video to share with you. This is my first look at Zig Brush Pens, on July 1st we will take a closer look at this in our newsletter classroom. So if you haven’t joined our classroom, you can sign up here.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. It’s just a way to offer you a complete supply list of all the products that I use and to help you create today’s card from start to finish.]

These Zig Brush Pens are so vibrant, beautiful and so fun to use with our Flamingos stamp set. And super simple! If you use Distress Markers, you will definitely LOVE these. I found that the most important difference was while the watercolor paper was still wet, I was able to add more color with my pen on the paper! Yay! I didn’t have to wait for the paper to dry to add more color! Super awesome. And yes, I am hooked.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Watercolor Zig Pen Tutorial, Flamingos stamp set, thinking of you card

Below, I have listed each Zig Pen that I used. As shown in the video, I did go with a darker orange marker then I originally used. I loved the contrast more against the yellow.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Watercolor Zig Pen Tutorial, Flamingos stamp set, thinking of you card

And don’t forget about triple stamping with the Mini Misti. Watercolor paper is very textured so the ink has a harder time to get into the texture of the paper. So stamping again and again allows for a better coverage and a darker image onto your paper.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Watercolor Zig Pen Tutorial, Flamingos stamp set, thinking of you card

Finally, I added some rhinestones but I think sequins and even twine/ribbon would look beautiful! So give this card a try and then link it up on our Customer Gallery Contest. We’d love to see your work!

GIVEAWAY

How would like to win the Flamingos stamp set shown in today’s video? Leave a comment telling me about your favorite marker. Do you love Zig Pens or is there another brand that you’d love for me to demonstrate?  Deadline is 11:59pmEST on 6/29/16. The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” on June 30, 2016. International crafty friends are eligible, too! Don’t forget to check out if you were last week’s winner.

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[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. It’s just a way to offer you a complete supply list of all the products that I use and to help you create today’s card from start to finish.]


16 thoughts on “Watercolor With Zig Pens Tutorial + Giveaway

  1. fitkitty1 says:

    Awesome technique! Thank you so much for the tutorial and for the tips! Your card is beautiful, and I love how your watercolour panel turned out! I have fallen in love with your flamingo stamp set – I find silhouette stamps to be so versatile! As for my favorite markers, I love the Zigs! I still need more practice with them and that’s one of the reasons I so appreciate your video! Would love to have more tuts using the Zigs! Thanks so much!

  2. jerrie says:

    Oh wow! You have gotten such nice vibrant colors…I am impressed! I have a black zig marker but need to increase my supply!

  3. Chrissie says:

    I have the Zig Art & Graphic Twin tips markers and can vouch for the quality of the brand (Kuretake). The advantage of the Zig Art & Graphic over say the Distress markers is the tip, a smooth foam like tip which doesn’t get destroyed when rubbing over a stamp.
    The Clean color real brush, has a brush tip which is even better to colour images but not so good when inking up stamps.
    I wouldn’t part with my Zig Art& Graphic because I love inking up my stamps with them and for watercolouring images, I just use my watercolour tubes and pans and a regular brush.

    If you like colouring with alcohol markers I’d love to see what the Chameleons can do…

  4. Aileen says:

    What a beautiful bright card. Love how tou have done this with the flamingo’s and that sentiment is brilliant. I am really enhoying my zigs, I found I didnt till I found the right watercolour paper and am enjoying them even more used on vellum. Only problem is I like using without water so there is no warping of the vellum and it is using up my favourite colours very quickly. Cant find a way around that..

  5. Trina says:

    Absolutely beautiful card. I love my Zigs. They are easier to use and a lot more affordable than Copics.

  6. Brandi R says:

    Beautiful card! Love how bright the ZIG colors are! I can’t say that Zigs are my favorite or not as I don’t have any…LOL. My favorite for this type of technique…..it’s a toss up between Distress markers or Tombow Dual Brush markers.

  7. Vinita Jain says:

    Wow! It’s so attractive and beautiful in rainbow color BG and cute silhouette Flamingo with your beautiful tutorial! I totally love flamingos, always attracted me! I just purchased a set of Zig markers and waiting for them to play with! Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous stamp!

  8. Sue D says:

    So fun and colorful. I would love to try these markers. I use Copic markers and would like to learn how to use my distress markers.

  9. TracyM #6773 says:

    DELIGHTFUL cards Joanna – LOVE your inky rainbow background and ELEGANT flamingo!!! Flamingos have always fascinated me, I remember painting one when I was in primary school.
    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial 🙂 I have so much to learn, especially with markers and will definitely remember to use the circular motion to lay down the colour and to let sections dry to prevent bleeding. The colours are so vibrant in these markers and they are on my wish list. Most of my experience has been with pencils and I have just bought some Copics, so they’re on the top of my to-do list to practice. I LOVE learning about the Zig Clean Color because I know I will get some, one day. I confess that I enjoy learning about different products, as it helps me decide on what to buy and how to use them.
    I know your question is about markers, but I would love to learn more about blending with pencils, please. My wonderful husband has bought me some Prisma pencils. I have heard about Gamsol but I haven’t been able to source it locally yet and wondered if there are special techniques or alternate products to use with them.

  10. Barb Macaskill says:

    What a beautiful card! LOVE the bold colors!! Zig Kuretake are my absolute favorite markers to watercolor with! They are a dream to use. I also like the Crafters Companion Sparkle Pens to watercolor with when I want a lot of shimmer and shine. Would love this awesome stamp set!!
    Flamingos are such an amazing bird! Did you know that even though adult flamingos are 4-5 feet tall they only weigh between 4 and 8 pounds? Or that the male and female sit on the egg for the month or so that it takes to incubate and then they both feed the chick?

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