You know what they say, right? Another day, another crafty tool to covet? Well I decided to splurge last week on a 48-count box of Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and holy paint balls, I am so glad that I did. The card I created above was the result of just playing around with the pens and I was so geeked by the results, I decided to record a video showing you how three markers can make an elegant card and also make it look like you actually know how to paint.
It may surprise you to know this but I do not technically paint. I do not draw. I’m a graphic designer who relies on computer tools to make stuff look good, but during the past year that I have been immersing myself in the world of card making, the creative discovery that I actually can do stuff I’d previously deemed off the table has been a really joyful experience for me.
And these pens are the shizzzzzz.
Here is a video showing you the basic process I used to create this card. Consider this a non-professional tutorial on using these markers.
All supplies shown in the video can be found at the bottom of this post!
If you want to splurge on your own set, I present this chart for your swatching pleasure. Just download the PDF and print it out on some watercolor cardstock. I used Tim Holtz’s brand, because it’s already cut to 8.5 x 11 and it worked beautifully on my ink jet printer. Just click on the image below to begin the download. Note: the file is zipped so if it doesn’t automatically unzip, be sure to unzip!