Guest Artist: Stamped Watercolor with Marika Rahtu

Hello and welcome! One of my favorite things to do on my blog is to share the work of fellow cardmakers who I admire. Today I have a very special guest artist – Marika Rahtu – sharing how to elevate a simple stamped image using watercolor.

Guest Artist Marika Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Marika is from Finland and I am mesmerized by her videos. I’m impressed by how she takes limited supplies and turns them into masterpieces. I encourage you to visit her blog and YouTube channel. I am certain she will quickly become a favorite of yours, too.

On her card for today’s video, Marika started by “stamping” a Altenew Lacy Scrolls flower with a light Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen on watercolor paper. The image is not perfect or crisp but this does not matter – she is simply using it as a guide for her watercolor. Using just two Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a bit of water, Marika “traced” the stamped image and created her own watercolor masterpiece. So beautiful! I like how she kept the rest of her card clean and simple to keep the focus on the stunning flowers. She added a bit of interested with irRESISTible Embellisher dots.

Guest Artist Marika Jennifer McGuire Ink

Thanks so much Marika for sharing your talents. I’m your biggest fan!


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Interested in the products Marika used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Guest artists are paid for their time and talent.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.

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60 thoughts on “Guest Artist: Stamped Watercolor with Marika Rahtu”

  1. Thank you Jennifer for sharing Marika with us and for letting those of us who are not familiar with her and her work get to know about her. She has been added to my favorites. Her work is beautiful, she is a very talented lady as you are also! Thanks again

  2. Thank you so much for introducing us to this fabulous artist! Marika makes her techniques look so easy. She has become my new favorite, next to Jennifer of course! She has such stunning cards!!!

  3. I’ve watched some of your other wonderful videos in the past and was so happy to see on Jennifer McQuire’s blog. You are a very gifted artist and please kepp making and sharing cards and videos.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Mirika does a fantastic job inspring me to try techniques just like you do Jennifer! Im a huge fan now and cant wait to try the watercoloring. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  5. Marika is a very talented artist. Love her work and I will follow her blog so I don’t miss out on any of her work.

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