Guest Artist: Lisa Tilson with Watercolor Techniques

Hello! I am very excited to share a Guest Artist Video today… from Lisa Tilson. Lisa is one of my favorite cardmakers! She is sharing her wonderful watercolor tips.

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Lisa Tilson is a cardmaker that always inspires me. I encourage you to check her out! You can find her on Instagram, YouTube, and her blog.

In today’s video, she shares lots of tips for creating dreamy watercolor looks with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (SSS | AZ). (However, these apply to other forms of watercolor, too.) I also like her tip of using a stamp to mask! Genius.

Guest Arts Lisa Tilson for Jennifer McGuire Ink

The stamp she used – from the Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After Stamp Set – is one of my favorites. The sentiment is from the Clearly Besotted Many Mini Messages Stamp Set.

Guest Arts Lisa Tilson for Jennifer McGuire Ink

A big thanks to Lisa for sharing her talents with us today. Love ya!


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. I paid Lisa for this video – thank you Lisa! Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After…
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Clearly Besotted Many Mini Messages…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Anti Static Powder Bag
[ SSS | ELH ]
VersaMark Ink
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Wow Opaque Bright White Super Fine…
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Winsor & Newton Bristol Board Extra…

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48 thoughts on “Guest Artist: Lisa Tilson with Watercolor Techniques”

  1. I got so excited about this I had to stop the video to comment because I have tears of joy!!! To see not only one of my very favorite cardmakers, but my dear friend, featured here makes me happy beyond belief!!! Jennifer, I hope you get to meet Lisa in person one day, as I got to last summer! She is even dearer in person. So back to the video now that the tears have dried! I need more inspiration and enabling from two of my favorite crafters!!

  2. I’m really impressed with these cards. And delighted to “meet” such a talented artist via the blog.

  3. Lisa did a great job! Love her video and technique. I could just listen to her talk all day as I love the UK accent! I think it’s great that you do this , Jennifer, to help others further in their crafting journey. 🙂

  4. Thoroughly enjoyed your guest artist and happy to have another talented woman to follow. Jennifer thank you for introducing Lisa to all of us!

  5. I’ve been following Lisa on Instagram for months and was delighted to see her as your guest artist. Beautiful card and I’m inspired to try her “messy” technique!

  6. Beautifully done. I love this card and the technique, this inspires me to give it a try and see how it works out for me. Thanks for sharing this with us. Now to go check out a new blog, I’m sure I’ll like what I see there. Thanks to both Lisa and Jennifer!

  7. I love the way you did this card Lisa. I have subscribed to your YouTube channel and look forward to seeing all your art.

  8. Lisa is one of the best!! So happy to see her featured here on your wonderful page, Jennifer.

  9. Such a joy to watch this video. Lisa is a very talented lady. I am definitely going on to watch more… thanks you Jennifer, this was a great treat!

  10. This card came out beautiful and Lisa made it look effortless between the brush markers and the aqua brush.
    Thanks for introducing Lisa to us and again she does beautiful work.

  11. I don’t know. . .Lisa, like Kristina, makes water coloring seem deceptively easy! :o) But since I do have the Zigs and they have hardly touched paper, I will keep trying. This was a thoroughly enjoyable video. Thank you to both of you ladies.

  12. WOW ! Lisa’s card is stunning ! Watching the video leads me to make more training to improve my technique ! With the help of some e-classes too, I should get to something presentable. Sometimes in the future. I hope !!!!

    I had a look at Lisa’s blog, her creations are really fantastic. I love the variation of styles. All her cards are very inspiring….. Thank you for presenting her creation !

  13. what a beautiful card! I loved watching your video Lisa, you made it enjoyable to watch and nice and clear instructions for making the card. thank you! off now to look at your blog …!!!

  14. Thanks for bringing in Lisa Tilson as a guest designer, Jennifer! Love her card and video!! And happy to be a follower now. I have also enjoyed seeing your family vacation photos on IG. Hope you return back to “real life” refreshed and renewed!❤️

  15. A great and beautiful card Lisa, I love my Zig’s but due to circumstances I have not been able to make much use of it. When I saw this I did know for sure, I want to give this technique with my markers a try it is awesome and I don’t think it is messy, just gorgeous! Thank you Jennifer for inviting this talented lady and Lisa thank you so much for showing us your talent.

  16. Beautiful card.i will try this with my markers. Thank you for having Lisa on . She is very talented.

  17. Beautiful work! Love your coloring techniques, and happy to see you use those water pens. I have them but I have let them intimidate me. Thanks for your inspiration!

  18. Beautiful cards! I loved watching your coloring techniques and think I’ll go do some coloring right now! I have these pens and sometimes struggle with them not spreading like I want but I’m going to keep practicing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. Thanks Jennifer for sharing Lisa’s talent on your blog and Thank you Lisa for accepting Jennifer’s offer! I love ‘finding’ new bloggers to follow. I have been making cards for 19 years and I enjoy learning so it is always wonderful to add new bloggers to the list. (Lisa, you have a new YT subscriber.) It really blows me away to know how much talent is out there. Thank you both for sharing.

  20. A pleasure to “meet” you, Lisa. Your cards are beautiful. I love to watch you watercolor and listen to your voice!

  21. Hi Jennifer – Thank you so much for featuring Lisa Tilson. I love her watercolor painting. So beautiful. I am inspired to try this. Nisa

  22. Love these beautiful cards from Lisa! Thanks for sharing on your blog and for linking us to her. Love her accent, too! 🙂

  23. Love this idea. What a gorgeous card! Lisa makes zig watercoloring look easy.
    Heading over the youtube to check out more of her work.

  24. Stunningly BEAUTIFUL! Love the water coloring techniques she used. Would love to be able to do that! Thanks for sharing!

  25. I enjoyed Lisa’s video on watercoloring. She makes me want to try it and get over my fear of watercoloring. Liked the tip of using her stamp as a mask to get her splatters on the card. Thanks for sharing that with us!

  26. Congrats Lisa on your guest post for Jennifer! Wonderful to see you here ! Beautiful card and loved watching your technique. Great colour choices. Thanks Jennifer for always inspiring us all and how lovely of you to invite Lisa.xx

  27. Awesome watercoloring! I really enjoyed watching, especially the tips about coloring outside the image – I always feel like mine looks icky! Beautiful card, and thanks, Jennifer, for introducing another new artist to me!

  28. Amazing video and absolutely beautiful card, Lisa! I’m so so so proud of you for being featured on Jennifer’s blog, what an honour and privilege! Your talent and beautiful cards are so inspiring, dear friend ❤️

    1. It is a Bristol board cardstock by Winsor & Newton but Strathmore Bristol Board is just as great. Thanks so much for watching Martie 😃

    1. It is a Bristol board cardstock by Winsor & Newton but Strathmore Bristol Board is just as great. Thanks so much for watching Martie 😃

  29. I think she mentioned Bristol paper, Martie.
    My granddaughter (age 5) watched this with me and we were both fascinated! We each chose which color we liked best of the flowers and leaves! I liked Persian blue and she liked the green of the leaves! Absolutely beautiful cards, Lisa!

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