Hello. We are currently in the middle of a move and I *needed* to create a couple of quick cards to get a dose of creative therapy. So… I decided to film it and share it with you! Today’s video shares how to do some quick coloring with Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
Sometimes I feel I just need to sit and color. Today was that kind of day! My coloring led me to make two quick cards.
For the first card, I stamped the adorable reindeer image from the Avery Elle Kitsch Christmas Stamp Set using black Archival ink on to Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I like using Bristol cardstock with the Clean Color Real Brush Markers because they seem to blend and color nicely on the smooth surface. (If you don’t have these markers, try using this technique with any markers you have. You can also try watercolor paper.) I used three different shades of the markers to color in the image – but you could get away with two! To add some texture to the coloring, I added small dots of color on top. It’s so simple to do but adds a big impact.
I kept the rest of the card simple. For the background, I taped together the Avery Elle Pierced Rectangles Dies and ran it through my die-cut machine with a white notecard. These dies don’t actually cut the paper but pierce the paper with little dots. I also added a die cut “miss you” sentiment from the Avery Elle Tag For All Die Set (a favorite of mine).
For the second card, I quickly scribbled stripes of Clean Color Real Brush Markers on to piece of Bristol cardstock. I ran a baby wipe across it to get the colors to blend. So effortless! A white heat embossed sentiment and a few stars from the Avery Elle Comfort & Joy Stamp Set was all it needed! For both cards, I used the Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen on top to give it some shine. If any color of the marker gets on the tip of the pen, just scribble it off to remove it.
I hope this inspires you to do try these quick coloring techniques with your markers. A little creative therapy is always good!
I wanted to let you all know about another LuLaRoe party tonight. This one is to raise money for suicide prevention. This is something I feel strongly about! LuLaRoe is an amazing line of clothing that I adore. You can join the event HERE. I will see you there!
How would you like to win an Avery Elle stamp set? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 9/5/16 telling me if you ever reach for coloring when you need an escape. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.