Quick Clean Color Real Brush Coloring + Giveaway

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.


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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!

If you are looking to learn more about Clean Color Real Brush Markers, check out these videos: HERE, HERE and HERE. And to see a video of a similar technique with Copic Markers, head HERE.


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.

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620 thoughts on “Quick Clean Color Real Brush Coloring + Giveaway”

  1. SUPER CUTE and BEAUTIFUL cards!!!
    FABULOUS designs, techniques and markers!!!
    These markers are next on my list to try … I confess that I have just been introduced to the world of Copic colouring and it is MAGICAL, so in answer to your question, YES, I do find comfort in my time spent colouring 🙂
    PS – I didn’t realise that baby wipes were such an all-round-awesome addition to the craft room, they can do so much – WOW!!!

  2. Coloring is very therapeutic. It takes me back to childhood and a simpler time, Thanks for your inspiration.

  3. I have coloring books around the house but seem to just always end up in my craft room making something instead. I guess that is my escape, any type of creativity.

  4. I found myself taking all my watercolor and/or stressed ink out and start making something fun, it relaxes me and always make me feel better afterwards. 🙂

  5. I do reach for coloring when I need an escape, I have in my work bag a little set of coloring pencils and a coloring book. My fav is sit in the conference room at lunch, turn on Pandora and color during lunch, it’s a great mid day de-stressor. Thanks for the tips on the Zig brushes, I love my Zig brushes and always looking for new ideas.

  6. I have only recently taken up coloring as a hobby. It has been a nice way to pass the time, since I have a chronic illness, and have quite a bit of solitude. It brings me happiness, passes time, and makes me feel productive. It’s an added bonus to use them on cards!

  7. I love grabbing my color pencils to de stress but I’m finding myself grabbing water colors thanks the Kristine Werner and markers thanks to you…..
    Thanks for all you do for the crafting world!!!

  8. Colouring is my meditation, with a reward at the end! The rhythmic movement, and focused mind, are calming and clearing! No wonder it’s made an adult comeback of late! We just knew it’s beneficial effects long before this resurgence! Beautiful cards!

  9. I always go for my zig clean color real brush markers! On Bristol they are ah-maze-ing!! I usually scribble some color and spray with water (sometimes with perfect pearls) and whaaalaa! Beautiful tie dye paper in seconds!!

  10. I think this must be a dumb question – but – here goes!! Is there a certain kind of baby wipes to use on these projects. I see so many different kinds when I go to buy some I thought I’d finally just ask!!! Thank You!

  11. Awesome cards.. Yup reach for the ol copics when i need to have a break! its amazing how time flies and how relaxed I feel..

  12. Yes! In fact, I’m putting together a coloring group with a few friends… a couple scrapbookers, but a couple not even crafters! Our kids are all in high school and don’t need us anymore, and one will be going off to college next year with the others right behind him in a year or two. Yikes! We’ll be coloring like crazy to keep from going crazy from empty nests!!!

  13. When I color I can block everything out I don’t hear anything around me its peaceful Iam in my zone.

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